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Words fail to express my gratitude for Christian Science,...
Words fail to express my gratitude for Christian Science, and to our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy. When I first heard of Christian Science I was suffering from what I supposed to be rheumatic trouble. My leg was in a bad condition, and I suffered terribly, so much so that I employed an eminent doctor, who informed me that I had injured the bone, and he thought I would have to go to the hospital for an operation. He treated me for many weeks, but the trouble became worse instead of better; then he said that I must have the operation performed, or I would lose not only my leg but my life. A friend then sent word to me to try Christian Science. I procured a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" and also sent for a practitioner, who gave me treatment. The healing was slow, and I did not gain as fast as my family thought I should. They expected me to walk right off, with a few treatments, after I had suffered terribly for months under medical treatment and had been unable to walk during that time. My daughter said that I must give up Science and go to the hospital at once, that she had the doctor and surgeon engaged, and that I would die if I did not. The thought then came to me, "Choose you this day whom ye will serve;" and I said, "What God cannot do, man need not attempt" (Science and Health, p. 231). I sent for the practitioner to come to me as soon as possible. After warning me that I would surely die if I persisted, my daughter went out. I was alone with God, and I prayed as I never had prayed before. The answer came to me, "Fear not; I am with you; peace, be still." I then threw away all my medicine, took up our text-book, and read and worked earnestly and faithfully until the practitioner came. He repeated some comforting words from our text-book, and then gave me treatment. After a few treatments I was able to walk with perfect ease, praising God, "from whom all blessings flow." I then told the practitioner that I had worn a truss for thirty years, having been treated by a specialist who had said that I must wear it constantly. When I asked the practitioner if I could leave it off, he replied, "If you wish; as there is nothing impossible with God." I then removed it, and walked across the floor very much like a little child taking its first steps, with fear and trembling. I put it on again the next morning, but the thought came to me, "O ye of little faith;" God has healed the bone, can He not heal this trouble also? I then threw the appliance away, and with a few treatments I walked with perfect confidence in God, happy and free as a bird escaped from a cage which had imprisoned it.
I praise God for my freedom; and let me say to all who are suffering in any wise, I pray you, listen to Christ's call,—"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Come; accept the help of Truth, Life, Love through Christian Science, and gain eternal life.
Mrs. Harriet Reed, St. Louis, Mo.
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MRS. EDDY'S REPLY TO THE JANUARY MC CLURE ARTICLE
Mary Baker G. Eddy with contributions from R. D. Rounsevel, H. M. Wood
A COMPLETE SALVATION
CLARENCE W. CHADWICK.
ALL GOOD COMES FROM GOD
F. B. HOMANS.
There is no body of Christians who are more prayerful...
Albert Cope Stone
The reverend gentleman [who criticises Christian Science]...
Edward E. Norwood
I do not agree with some of Mrs. Eddy's conclusions in...
Rev. O. J. Nelson
Our great Exemplar, Christ Jesus, looked beyond the veil...
Caleb H. Cushing
Christian Scientists believe that all that God made was...
W. C. Williams
Fear, error, evil, sin, as experienced by humanity,...
James A. Logwood
MRS. EDDY'S REPLY
THE REPOSE OF TRUTH
John B. Willis
Annie M. Knott
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from Alice Haydon Jones, Ellen Bentinck-Beach, Fannie L. Bonner, Katharine M. Pyne, Louise Rittner, Paul Rittner, Harriet K. Scott, Margaret Hall, Edward H. Carman, George W. Norton
with contributions from F. C. Fay, Clinton L. Babcock, Frances C. Shoecraft
I first heard of Christian Science twenty years ago, and...
Frank H. Edwards
It is with a heart full of gratitude and love to God, and...
C. M. Boucicault
A little over two years ago I was in an almost helpless...
Edward D. Rogers
I am very grateful for what Christian Science has done...
Elias T. Smith
Almost from the birth of our little one it seemed to be...
James W. Stagg
After suffering for over thirty years with a severe...
Elizabeth H. Dunbar
I feel it a duty as well as a pleasure to tell what God...
Hoping that this testimony will be of help to some one...
THE POWER OF LOVE
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from Allen Macy Dulles