It has been nine years since my testimony appeared in...

It has been nine years since my testimony appeared in the Sentinel telling of my healing of indigestion. This disease had grown into a chronic condition and I was unable to take nourishment of any kind without an after effect that was almost unbearable. I soon became a physical wreck and was going about my work in a condition of great physical and mental anguish. Material remedies offered no relief and it was certainly a dark and gloomy outlook trying to live and work in that condition. I was advised by friends at various times to try Christian Science for my troubles, but their kind efforts were met with the usual ridicule used by those who are ignorant of the subject and have eyes to see but see not; but after all material efforts had been exhausted and I began to face a condition where it would soon be impossible for me to work, I took the matter up more seriously and decided to try it.

Needless to say, I was set absolutely free by the first treatment, and released from a condition of hell that no one can understand except those who have experienced it. From that time to the present writing I have been able to eat anything I wished, at any time I wanted it. This healing took place more than twelve years ago and since that time no material remedies have entered our home; all our ills have been overcome and destroyed by our faith in the divine Mind. At this time we took up the study in earnest in our home, and the Bible with the Christian Science textbook and the authorized literature have been our daily sustenance. As I progressed with this study I saw that Christian Science was a preventive as well as a curative, and we have proved this without a doubt, for we have enjoyed a greater degree of health and have had fewer attacks of the many ills that mortals are subject to when living in the belief of the necessity for sickness and disease. This has given me a better understanding of what Paul meant when he preached to the Romans the transformation of the body by the renewing of the mind, and I began to realize that it was imperative with me to unlearn all my misconceptions of God and His creation and to empty myself of all erroneous beliefs, appetites, and habits. The first error that yielded to this new light was the use of tobacco, a habit of thirty-five years' standing; this was destroyed at once without any use whatever of will power on my part. The erroneous beliefs about God gave way, one by one, to a higher and better understanding of Him, and with this understanding I am being healed daily of conditions of thought such as anger, hatred, malice, and revenge, and the seeming vacuum is being filled with more love and consideration for those with whom I come in contact.

Before coming into Science, I was rejected by three insurance companies as I was found in each case to have valvular heart trouble and was not considered a good risk, as the condition, they stated, would get worse as I grew older; but, as stated before, this religion of right thinking being a preventive as well as a curative, the belief of valvular heart trouble was soon reduced to its native nothingness. My gratitude cannot be expressed in words for what I know of Christian Science. We are told on page three of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," that "gratitude is much more than a verbal expression of thanks. Action expresses more gratitude than speech." It is my desire to show to my fellow workmen that Christian Science is not a Sunday religion only, but the Science of being, to be lived and demonstrated day by day.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with a feeling of gratitude that I give my testimony...
July 24, 1920

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