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I send this testimony hoping it may help some one who...
I send this testimony hoping it may help some one who is suffering as I was when Christian Science was brought to my attention. Some years ago, when a deep sorrow came to me, I could see nothing but darkness ahead, and the religion I had known from childhood gave me no comfort. I rejected its teaching that God sent this sorrow for some wise purpose, and that I must bow in submission and not question, so I found myself turning from God, or what I then believed God to be, and growing very bitter in my thought. I was indeed passing through deep waters.
After some months I was asked to attend a service in a Christian Science church, and what impressed me most was the peaceful atmosphere, the happiness expressed in the faces all about me. After the service I was introduced to a lady who talked lovingly, and said that God did not send this sorrow to me, for God is Love. I had of course read that God is Love, but to hear that He did not send this trouble was indeed surprising. I took these spoken words away with me; the seed had been sown. Many dark days followed, but I found myself turning to that thought and feeling a little comforted.
I finally felt that I must know of this to me new teaching about God, so I went again into the peaceful atmosphere of that Christian Science church and found God to be a loving Father. It is such a joy to know the truth about God. I had to pass through many trials and the mental healing was slow, but the sense of separation has been overcome, and I have a better understanding of God and the true man. This has made every day one of thanksgiving and peace. I am so very grateful, and my earnest desire daily is to help others as I have been helped.
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"Are you faithful? Do you love?"*
JOHN RANDALL DUNN
Martha Who Served
ANNIE TREACHER HALL
Principle Precedes Method
JOHN PORTER HENRY
LIEUT. COL. ROBERT E. KEY
The Prayer that Heals
HENRY J. SNYDER
"An instrument of ten strings"
MARY I. MESECHRE
GRACE L. WHITING
In a letter signed "L. B.," published in a recent issue,...
Albert F. Gilmore
Christ Jesus not only preached that the kingdom of...
W. Stuart Booth
In a recent attack made on Christian Science from the...
Rachel A. Banister
Why it should be necessary to criticize the honest and...
Robert G. Steel
In regard to the statement that churches in New York...
H. R. Colborne
"A great freedom for the race"*
William P. McKenzie
The Second Commandment
Annie M. Knott
Planting the Seed
William D. McCrackan
Admission to Membership in The Mother Church
with contributions from Charles E. Jarvis
with contributions from A. C. Wilks, H. E. Saunders, L. G. Reynolds
With reverence and humble thanks to God, as well as...
James C. Cassell
I feel it a duty as well as a privilege to send my testimony,...
Ray Jerome with contributions from Etta Bliesner
I am indeed thankful to God that I was led to investigate...
Myrtle March Mellon
I shall always be thankful for the knowledge I have...
Mary E. Harpold
When I came into Christian Science, I was teaching...
Vonia Ray Johnson
When I came into Christian Science I read the testimonies...
I want to say how grateful I am for Christian Science,...
Eva C. Elmslie
It is with great pleasure that I express my heartfelt...
Mary L. Atwood
From the Press
with contributions from Washington Gladden, Henry Watterson
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