I wish to give my testimony to the healing power of Christian Science

I wish to give my testimony to the healing power of Christian Science. For many years I was troubled with kidney and stomach disorders. I consulted several physicians and took many kinds of medicines, but instead of relief from the troubles they seemed to multiply, until I was almost a nervous wreck. I was even afraid to eat, because of the awful sufferings I had to experience, as it seemed to me, from the focd. Finally, I was told by a physician I would live only a couple of years longer, as I was afflicted with Bright's disease of the kidneys.

One day, while at work in the shop, I was feeling very badly and told one of our customers how I was suffering, but he said that my suffering was not real. However, I was compelled to stay home with a severe case of pleurisy and liver complaint, and during the two weeks I thought of little else than to get back to work and ask this man what he meant by telling me such nonsense as that my sufferings were not real. Previous to this time I had never heard of Christian Science, so I was surprised to learn that there was such a teaching. The man told me if I was willing to read anything he gave me, I could learn whether what he said was true or not. I told him I would be glad to read what he gave me, so I was given a Christian Science Sentinel. Reading this convinced me of the truth he spoke, and that it was something I needed, something I had been looking for, but which I had had no hope of realizing. I read this Sentinel many times over, I was so hungry for the truth.

I realized that all my suffering was caused by the sins of material sense, that God, good, is not responsible for either sin or pain, and I have learned in Christian Science that I can be made free by thinking right about God and man. Before this I even doubted that there was a God. I have been healed of rheumatism, affecting the heart and limbs, by reading Science and Health, and also of stomach and kidney troubles, for I can now eat anything, and as much as I need, without suffering. Before I knew of Christian Science I was frequently laid up with colds from a few days to weeks, but during the past eight years, in which I have had an understanding of this truth, I have lost but one day from work on account of illness. I have experienced the passing away of a loved one, and although the sense of separation seemed hard to bear, I have known that earth has no sorrow that Love cannot remove.

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Testimony of Healing
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August 22, 1914

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