I humbly send this testimony as a tithe into the storehouse,...

I humbly send this testimony as a tithe into the storehouse, hoping that it may prove a blessing to some seeker for Truth. At college I studied various branches of natural science and became, as regards the so-called miracles in the Bible, a doubting Thomas. After some years I was converted through hearing a sermon, and later joined the church where I heard it. I now instinctively believed that all things were possible to God; but this feeling seemed, under the pressure of a strong belief in material law, to give place in thought almost entirely to a mere ethical appreciation of the Scriptures. This viewpoint, though far from satisfying after one had glimpsed God's omnipotence, seemed the only one compatible with the belief in material law. Seeking the truth of the matter, I investigated so-called laws of heredity, hygiene, and so on, with the result that what had previously been an uncomplaining body began to complain. As an instance of the fruits of my study, though I then thought it was the result of natural law, a catarrhal condition was thought to be lung trouble, from which disease a brother had passed on. Although medical examinations proved my fears groundless, I was still in bondage to fear for the future though it was not so consciously present.

Some months later I read an account of an authorized lecture on Christian Science and was struck with the statement that, as God is Love, He could not send or have any part in sickness or sin, these latter being declared to be false beliefs. This sounded logical, and a week or two later when a friend, God sent, gave me pamphlets and explained something of this teaching, I felt that I was at last getting hold of something substantial. Eagerly the truth was sought, resulting in great physical, mental, and moral betterment. This awakening to the truth of Christian Science occurred in November, 1914, and since then I have had many proofs of its power to save from disease and sin.

I am indeed thankful to God for all His goodness, and grateful to our dear Leader, Mrs. Eddy, who was such a true disciple of the blessed Master that she reinstated his Christianity. I am also grateful for all the activities of the movement, including the Monitor, which not only guides us away from the pitfalls of material or mesmeric conclusions regarding world affairs but also reinforces our faith by recounting instances of the ever increasing triumph of good on earth.—Ian George Watt, Fort Plain, N. Y.

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Testimony of Healing
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April 27, 1918

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