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I first began to be interested in Christian Science four years...
I first began to be interested in Christian Science four years ago, but being very skeptical and critical, I had not the slightest faith or belief in the healing, having unquestioningly accepted the idea that the Christ-healing belonged to a bygone day. The high moral teaching of Christian Science attracted me, however, and also the charitable and unselfish bearing of several Christian Scientists with whom I was brought in contact.
I had just been given glasses by a London eye specialist, and told that I ought never to leave them off if I wished to keep my sight from getting much worse. I wore them with great discomfort for several months, and then, after attending a Christian Science lecture, decided to experiment with my small understanding of the power of Truth. I bought a Quarterly and a copy of Science and Health, much astonished at myself for being willing to buy what seemed to me an expensive book, and left off my glasses. At that time I was in the country, removed from Christian Scientists, and when a great mental trouble come upon me I was most miserable and unhappy. A dear friend, on whose account I was looking into Christian Science, wrote and asked if she should get help for me from a Scientist. I had no belief that it could help me, but I told her she might do what she liked. To my astonishment, two days afterward, a load seemed to have been lifted from me, and although none of the apparent causes of the trouble had changed, my view-point was entirely altered and I felt happy and light-hearted. Before that time I had been of an extremely critical disposition, but I thank God that since then I have never felt critical toward Christian Science and have always tried to eliminate the feeling of criticism of others from my thoughts.
I have had many demonstrations of the healing power of Truth, applied with understanding. I can see perfectly without glasses; but more than all else, I am grateful for the knowledge of God I have gained, and for a practical religion which can be applied to every problem in our daily life. Whereas four years ago I steered clear of anything approaching religion, I now have the great privilege of being an active member of the Christian Science church. I can never be too thankful to Mrs. Eddy for all she has done for mankind, and for the understanding of our Father-Mother God which I have gained in the study and practise of Christian Science.
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Neither Mystical nor Miraculous
WILLIAM D. MC CRACKAN, M.A.
EZRA W. PALMER
WILLIAM W. PORTER
BERTHA R. RUEDINGER
Redeeming the Human
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Nothing but a misapprehension could cause any one to...
In a report of the Rev. Mr.—'s second lecture on the...
M. I. Whitcroft
"Give us this day our daily bread"
John B. Willis
Faith versus Fear
Annie M. Knott
Admission to Membership in The Mother Church
John V. Dittemore
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As Christian Science is the greatest blessing which has...
Harry Ainsworth Wilkie
I first heard of Christian Science in January, 1906, and...
E. Annie Fish with contributions from William W. Fish
With great joy I give my testimony of healing experienced...
Florence G. Barnard
Some time ago I returned to London from the west coast...
J. G. Macfarlane
I wish to express my love and thankfulness to God, and...
Mary A. Channell
Words cannot express my gratitude to God for what...
I am thankful that I can testify to what God has done for...
Annie G. Stephens
I am exceedingly grateful for Christian Science, which I...
Julia E. Broughton
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