Although my parents had been Christian Scientists for...

Although my parents had been Christian Scientists for almost twenty years, I did not accept their religion until a little more than four years ago, when I consented to have Christian Science treatment, only as a last resort, for a case of malignant blood-poisoning. The healing was instantaneous, so far as the removal of fear and a belief in material laws, which being held over me, was concerned; but the physical manifestations of the disease did not disappear for three weeks. I had, however, been under the care of different physicians for a month, and had gradually become worse,—losing thirty-five pounds in weight during that time,—therefore I consider the healing wonderful. I was given a copy of Science and Health, after the first week's treatment, and told that I must work out my own salvation, and I feel that the physical healing was secondary to the spiritual uplifting which took place as a consequence of my earnest perusal of this book. The benefits, mental, physical, and financial, which can be directly traced to my larger understanding of God and His relation to man, are innumerable.

Some time after my healing I was informed by the firm which employed me that their next year's contract was conditional upon whether or not I made a "good fellow" of myself; in other words, that it would be necessary for me to drink with prospective customers, and use my best endeavors to influence them to place their trade with my firm. I resigned at once, and that evening informed my teacher of what I had done, and that I would leave for Chicago at once, to look for another position. My teacher asked me to make no plans for a few days, but to declare the govenment of God, and to know that man has his place through divine Principle and nothing can take him out of it or keep him from it. The next afternoon, while passing the office of a large telegraph company, I was asked by an official if I knew where he could find a man competent to fill the position of chief operator, to take charge of ten or twelve employees and a large territory of wire testing. I at once applied for the position and was accepted, entering upon my new duties without loss of time or money,—the new position, from every standpoint, being better than my former one.

I presume that some who are not Christian Scientists might call this a mere happening, but I give the glory and thanks to God, through Christian Science. Numerous problems have arisen in my new position, but I find they are quickly met by the realization that man's intelligence is the reflection of the one intelligence, God, and is therefore unlimited.

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Testimony of Healing
Through the knowledge of Christian Science gained by...
September 16, 1905

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