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Before I learned to know Christian Science, I belonged...
Before I learned to know Christian Science, I belonged to those people who believe that God sends them sickness, pain, and trouble. Heretofore I had always looked to the services in the evangelical church for comfort; yet here it was taught that sickness and trouble were sent by God to try us, and that we must bear them patiently. This never gave me any comfort and I left as discouraged as I had entered. I turned to other denominations, but did not find what I longed for. When I was about to lose my faith in God, a friend told me of Christian Science. I soon visited her again and asked her to tell me more of this new religion, and that same evening I went with her to the Christian Science service. How different this was, what a deep impression the reading from our text-book, Science and Health, made upon me. What happy and joyful faces I saw. Although I must confess that I understood but very little of this first service, it gave me much to think of and I felt that it must be something glorious and wonderful.
I attended the services regularly; the desire to understand more and more grew daily, and yet it took me a year to understand the teachings of Christian Science somewhat. How frequently I struggled; it was all so new, so wonderful, that I could hardly comprehend it, and yet how happy I was to learn of Truth, to know that we need not be unhappy or sick, that God is Love, Life, good.
I had no treatment, but unhappiness and sadness left me and peace, happiness, and joy entered in. My family noticed the change with surprise. For two years I had entirely lost my sense of taste and smell, and this was restored to me through Christian Science. I have had many small demonstrations and I use Science to overcome both great and small errors. Through Christian Science I am mentally and physically well, and my family has a happy, healthy mother who is blessed in having her husband and children with her to work and grow in the truth.
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Imagination vs. Illusion
LOU MORSE EARLE.
An Important Question
IRA C. HUBBELL.
The Child and the Dragon
HELEN L. SWASEY.
GEORGE L. BRETT.
Following the Pattern
J. E. FELLERS.
To the Christian Scientist, the proof that the inspired...
Norman E. John
While Christian Science maintains the truth of Jesus'...
David B. Ogden
Among the Churches
with contributions from R. Erard, M. I. Brown, Millie Mckenzie
An Interesting Letter
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
Appreciation of the Manual and Concordance
Margaret A. Varey
A Letter to our Leader
Helen I. Younger
with contributions from C. A. Frye
with contributions from W. L. Trowbridge
As I sit here to-night, my thought goes back to the time...
Claude L. Brittain
It was the hunger and thirst for righteousness, that led...
Matilda R. Brooks
I wish to acknowledge the benefits I have received from...
A. S. Vanvaley
Soon after taking class instruction I was asked by a...
Annie R. Bearse
We are often asked by those out of Christian Science,...
George E. Thompson, L. G. Reynolds
I first attended a Christian Science meeting last July, and...
George Harvey Pierce
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A. W. Jackson with contributions from C. E. MacGinness
with contributions from Stephen A. Chase