I came into Christian Science in June, 1918, while serving...

I came into Christian Science in June, 1918, while serving in the Army in Hawaii. At that time I was experiencing error in its darkest form and was suffering both mentally and physically. I could find relief nowhere and finally became so depressed that I lost my belief in everything and life became merely something to be endured until death should come as a relief.

Then Christian Science came to me. One Wednesday evening I went to church to attend the meeting, this being my first visit. During the service I awoke to consciousness of my true being, because I was face to face with the truth. Each testimony given contained a statement of truth, but what in particular appealed to me was the passage from John, written on the wall, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." The realization of the meaning of that passage brought forth the thought that there is only one life, namely, that of Truth, and that everything outside of Truth is false, having no intelligence. My understanding of this relieved to some extent my mental suffering, so I left the church determined to find out more about Christian Science. Later I was introduced to some of the church people and they gave me a Bible and a copy of Science and Health. I studied these books and from the first was interested. The truth contained in them became more manifest to me as I progressed, and I also got a faint idea of the realities of life.

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