My early religious training was in the strictest orthodoxy...

My early religious training was in the strictest orthodoxy, but it never answered my questions about God, nor did it give me any assurance that I knew what God is. A keen sense of justice taught me that eternal punishment for sin which one did not know how to evade was not just; nor could I conceive of a just God accepting a deathbed repentance or eternally punishing one who had made mistakes although trying to be honest and just.

Christian Science at length came to my notice. I read the literature in a desultory way at first, but with a growing conviction that this was the correct interpretation of the Scriptures, and when confronted with a supposedly inherited hopeless invalidism, I began to study the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, to gain an understanding of God that would help me to bear this affliction, not believing that I could be healed. Learning about class instruction, I desired it above everything; but a long illness had left me in financial straits which made this seem an impossibility. I however kept it before me as the one thing to be attained, and although two years passed before the opportunity came, it has meant everything to me. The thorough teaching of the divine Principle of being gave me the spiritual understanding of God as immutable, impartial, unerring, infinite good, to be loved, adored, obeyed. Physical healing came as the Science of being was understood, and thought was educated "to a new and glorified trust, to higher ideals of life and its joys," as Mrs. Eddy says on page 299 of Science and Health.

Testimony of Healing
In 1908 a Christian Scientist came to room in my home...
November 9, 1918

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