Being deeply grateful for what Christian Science teaching...

Being deeply grateful for what Christian Science teaching has done for me, I cheerfully give this testimony, thus to fulfil the law of Love, with the hope that I may encourage others who are in sickness and sorrow to study Science and Health and be made free.

My coming into Christian Science was through the healing of an illness which the doctors called a serious stomach trouble and bronchial asthma. I had suffered for over a year, and had tried every material remedy brought to my notice, also several doctors, but received no relief; on the contrary, I continued to get worse. When I heard of Christian Science, I decided as a last hope to give it a trial. Before I went to a practitioner I had suffered severely, had not been able to lie down at any time for several weeks, and had been unable to eat anything but light food. After visiting this practitioner three times, I was able to lie down to sleep, and have done so every night since. With not more than six treatments I was entirely healed of both ailments. The only hope of relief which doctors had for me was to leave this climate for a warmer country; but after reading in Science and Health, I began to see my error in trusting to the material instead of in God, who is ever-present Love.

From the day when I took my first treatment from a practitioner I have not used any medicine. Christian Science has brought me back to health, peace, and joy. More than that, it has given me a God who is with us at all times, in all places, and always a God of love. It has also taught me the value of right thinking, of honesty, and of truthfulness in speech and conduct. While I have not yet worked out my full salvation, I have received other blessings since my first healing. The tobacco habit and the frequent use of profanity have been overcome; also proneness to lose my temper. These later healings have not come to me through any special treatment by a practitioner or any effort on my part, but they have resulted naturally from reading the Chrisitan Science literature, and studying the daily Lesson-Sermon with the Bible and the text-book of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

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Testimony of Healing
When I came into Christian Science five years ago, I had...
May 30, 1914

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