The present writer conceives the first testimonial meetings, held in the early days of Christian Science teaching and experience, to have been the spontaneous gathering of those persons who had "heard" the word and those who wished to hear, for the purpose of testifying to "the healing and regenerating power" of Truth which some of them had actually experienced and others had observed.
The command of the Master, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature," was intended not alone for the few disciples to whom it was spoken, but applies equally to all, as Christ Jesus is our great Exemplar and the Wayshower for all mankind.
In the midst of most unfavorable surroundings, in a busy part of a certain city, there stands by itself a beautiful tree, which despite seemingly adverse conditions has not only lived, but thrived,—grown sturdy and useful.
Christian Science healing is not based upon a belief in the influence of the human mind over matter, but upon the spiritual truth that man is the mental manifestation of infinite Mind and that Mind can control its mental creation Man is really mental, although he appears to the senses to be material.
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Words fail me when I attempt to tell of all that Christian Science has done and is doing for me; but with the earnest desire that this testimony may help some one else, I will try to tell in a small way of the power of Truth.
No one can better testify to the verity of our Master's statement, that the knowing of the truth makes us free, than myself, since all that I have to enjoy today I owe to the truth pointed out in this age by our Leader, Mrs.
I am very thankful to God that I am living, and more and more thankful for the wonderful unfolding of the truth that we learn through the study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs.