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To say that I am grateful for what Christian Science has...
To say that I am grateful for what Christian Science has done for me, is to give faint expression to my thought. I did not come to Christian Science for physical healing, so far as I knew: but was prompted to see what new thing in religion it had to offer. My first visit to a Christian Science church made the sixth time I had been in a church of any kind in thirty-four years. In fact I had grown so far away from God that I doubted if He existed, save in the imagination of worshipers, and I was satisfied that if God really did exist we would be obliged to defer any knowledge of Him until a future state of existence—if there was such a thing.
In this mental condition I had plodded along, year after year, each year getting farther away from the true source of Life, when I was led to a Wednesday evening meeting in a Christian Science church, and then how different it all seemed. From the moment I passed its portals I seemed to feel an atmosphere of peace and quiet, and at the close of the service I was convinced that I had found a people who believed in and tried to demonstrate the whole gospel of Christ Jesus, and under these conditions the testimonies did not seem marvelous to me, but natural. This experience gave me a desire to attend a Sunday service. Here in the Lesson-Sermon I rejoiced to find a universal Pastor, and a consistent application of the truth.—the omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence of God. Since that time I have rarely been absent from the services. The Bible, Science and Health, and the Quarterly have been my daily companions, and the spiritual uplifting received from their use has been beyond what it is possible to express in words.
A catarrhal trouble had been more or less in evidence for many years, and each time I contracted a cold I would be greatly annoyed by it. I had also been on the verge of nervous prostration, but both of these, together with an extremely violent temper, have disappeared; likewise profanity, which kept company with the temper. Further, I had worn glasses for about ten years, when one morning I suddenly realized that I did not need them, and I have not used them since—something more than three years now. All this was without any other treatment than the reading of Science and Health, and the effort to live according to its teachings. The same year that I parted with my glasses, I awoke one morning with a well-defined attack of illness, but it was instantaneously overcome through my understanding of man's at-one-ment with Mind. At another time a heavy boulder rolled over my right foot, but relief from the pain was instant.
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MRS. EDDY INTERVIEWED
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MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
AN AMENDED BY-LAW
MRS. EDDY IN GOOD HEALTH
Annie M. Knott
A UNIVERSAL PRIESTHOOD
John B. Willis
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
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THE LAW OF THE CHURCH
LEWIS R. WORKS.
IMPEDIMENTS TO PROGRESS
FRANK H. SPRAGUE
PRAISE YE THE LORD
ELIZABETH E. SOUZA
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M. P. Richardson
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Helen M. Barnes
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Edward R. Wells
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Emma Kinney with contributions from George A. Williams
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Laura G. C. Wilson
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Mary L. McCann
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