I was first attracted to Christian Science several years...

I was first attracted to Christian Science several years ago when my wife had been a helpless invalid for two years, and some of the best medical opinions obtainable in Australia and New Zealand had, after a major operation, pronounced her case incurable. Her rapid restoration to health was sufficient proof of the efficaciousness of Christian Science treatment for me to immediately set about learning what it is. My own particular need at that time was not so much physical as moral, but in a short time I was able to discontinue taking drugs, which I had been in the habit of doing for many years for a bowel trouble, the result of a serious illness in my youth. The moral need was only met after an earnest and lengthy application of Christian Science teachings lasting over twelve months. For several years now our family, including three children, has relied entirely on Christian Science for all its needs, and it has never failed us. Our youngest boy has never tasted medicine and is a model of health and happiness. A few amongst numerous complaints that have been healed are fever, whooping cough, ringworm, shingles, impediment of speech, and dysentery. As much as these benefits are appreciated it is nothing as compared with the strength, comfort, and confidence gained through the unfoldment of truth in an honest study of Christian Science. That Christian Science is the truth that makes free is to me most convincingly proved by the fact that only in proportion as one lives it is it understood, and in like proportion does one's thinking and living become purified.

Christian Science makes possible the very many, previously considered impossible, behests of the Bible, for the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy is indeed the "Key to the Scriptures" that unlocks the treasures so long hidden there and reveals the Bible to be the most practical book in existence. I have found Christian Science to be applicable not only to problems in the home and on the plantation, but also to those met in one's public duties. The periodicals, the Monitor, Sentinel, Journal, and Quarterly meet a need in a way that makes one especially grateful, and as I am situated where no daily paper is published, the Monitor enables me to be well and reliably informed on all subjects of importance and worth while, from all portions of the globe. Not the least reason for thankfulness is the fact that with honest application to the study of Christian Science one gains that understanding which is true knowledge and equips one to take his share in that divine service for his fellow man in which our Master so clearly led the way nineteen centuries ago.—R. A. Harricks, Miegunyah, Nadi, Fiji.

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