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A strong desire to let my fellow-men know what Christian Science...
A strong desire to let my fellow-men know what Christian Science has done for me lately, prompts me to write, my testimony. Human pen would vainly try to express part of what a sin-freed conscience and a heart filled with gratitude would love to tell; but as I recount the blessings that have come to me and mine during the last four years of life illumined by the teachings of Christian Science, thought quietly goes back to the fruitful hours when I first read that wonderful book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. My wife had just been healed of a sickness that was taking her to an untimely grave. I myself was slowly but surely being led into unbearable bondage to a mentality growing more morbid day by day. The perusal of a few pages of Science and Health, however, brought to me the clear conviction that its teachings, if faithfully followed, would bring salvation in direct contradiction to material theories which could promise no release under such conditions. I accordingly set about to study and ponder in the light of this new revelation. The task was not an easy one. Many and bitter were the struggles that I passed through during the first year, until pride, prejudice, and stubbornness vielded to divine intelligence.
Then followed a peaceful time, when I was privileged to see many a case of sickness and disease healed by the power of divine Mind, as demonstrated in Christian Science, and when I had the misfortune to fall with a defective scaffolding, wrenching my ankle and breaking both bones of the leg, the easiest and most natural thing for me to do was to trust entirely to God. After the carpenters had carried me upstairs and laid me upon my bed, I asked to be left alone. They wanted to know what doctor to send for, as this had happened some six miles out in the country. I told them quietly, that for four years God had been our great Physician, and that I had no doubt but He was both able and willing to help me now. Their consternation at this was great, as they had convinced themselves that the leg was broken. I felt, however, absolutely no need to have the bones set by the usual material means. I knew that God, divine Mind, could do it, and I knew that all I had to do was to trust Him understandingly; but as I did not seem able to realize the truth for myself, on account of the intense pain. I had my wife telephone to a faithful follower of Christian Science in a city two hundred miles away.
The third day I could write to my practitioner that the bones of the leg had healed, and by the fifth day I could lie on my side without any fear of the consequences. The ninth day I walked a few steps, and the twelfth day I dressed, came downstairs, and have been able to walk all that I needed to ever since. This happened about eight weeks ago, and the other day my duties made it necessary for me to climb a mountain so steep that I had to lead the horse, but I was equal to the task.
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M. G. KAINS.
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The Word Demonstration
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To the Christian Scientist it is quite clear that God, being...
John L. Rendall
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
"The everlasting gospel"
Annie M. Knott
John B. Willis
Letters to our Leader
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Annie L. Messer
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Ida G. Beauford
While playing on the ice, my little girl, thirteen years old...
Mary M. Rockwell
I am very grateful for Christian Science
It is with the deepest sense of gratitude that I send my...
Marian V. Loud
It is with a grateful heart that I send this testimony,...
Mary E. Keenan
I did not become interested in Christian Science through...
Leon A. Jacobs
The Little Scientist
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