It was not because of physical healing that I first became...

It was not because of physical healing that I first became interested in Christian Science, but a few of its fundamental teachings were told me, and I was immediately convinced that it was the truth, and that one only had to apply it to everyday experiences in order to prove all that was claimed for it. This was followed by the reading of the text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy; and no book I had ever read brought such satisfaction. Here was irresistible logic, and the much sought for solution of the origin of evil.

Among many experiences of help obtained through a knowledge of Christian Science let me relate one. During an epidemic in Heidelberg, Germany, where I was then living, I was suddenly seized with all the symptoms of the illness. My position was a difficult one, for a conflict arose within me between the desire on one hand to obey the regulations which would necessitate my being isolated, and on the other side my firm conviction that I could be healed rapidly without submitting to a lengthy quarantine. A telegram on my behalf was sent to a Christian Science practitioner in London, who began treatment directly. After three days the great fear left me, and I recovered very quickly. I understood that the laws of infection had no foundation, as they were no part of God's government. During the four days spent apart, no one of the household but a Christian Science friend knew anything of my suffering. This was a wonderful example of the power of Truth; indeed, we can always be sure that if there are still difficulties in our lives and surroundings to be overcome, and subtle problems to be solved, it is never Science which is at fault; Principle is all-sufficient, and every error will in time be rooted up.

Words seem quite inadequate to express one's gratitude to God for this revelation of Truth, this present-day understanding of Christianity. Only a consecrated life can testify to our thankfulness. What must have been the courage of the brave pioneer, Mrs. Eddy,—what purity and selfless devotion were hers! May we be steadfast in keeping the faith and upholding the cause as she has taught us.

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Testimony of Healing
For more than thirty years I have been in the practice of...
May 22, 1915

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