I am grateful to God for His eternal truth, and to Mrs. Eddy,...

I am grateful to God for His eternal truth, and to Mrs. Eddy, whose loyalty to God, good, enabled her to discern this truth, and who labored so faithfully to prove that it is indeed the truth for all mankind and in every age; grateful that God is truly the faithful God "which keepeth truth for ever."

When Christian Science was first presented to me by a loving friend, who had been healed through its teachings, I would have none of it, satisfied, as I seemed to be, with what I then knew of God; but later, when I seemed to be passing through deep waters, in the depths of an overwhelming fear and despondency, I asked this friend what Christian Science could do for me. She replied, "Everything." I was lifted out of this condition, and was given the "oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness." This healing through Christian Science brought me a wonderful peace and joy, and renewed health and strength. Through its teachings about God and man I have been enabled to lift thought out of the mire and bondage of self-condemnation and self-depreciation into some measure of the realization of the "glorious liberty of the children of God." I had tried so long to overcome with human will this agony of self-condemnation and human inefficiency, but all of no avail; for I only despised that self the more for its failure. As I gained the realization of man as taught in Christian Science, as I reverently saw what a holy thing spiritual man is, the noble grandeur and holiness of being, only then was I able to overcome the arguments of an unworthy sense of self, and to realize man's inseparable unity with his God,—his God-given and God-maintained individuality and identity. I learned that I must lift and reverence, not condemn, that idea, because it is God's idea,—spiritual, not material.

I am grateful to God for this freedom; for with this unfoldment of man's unity with God I have been enabled to do in the service of God what in the old thought of a human self, a self apart from God, I could never have thought of, much less undertaken, thus proving true the statement in our text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 258), "The human capacities are enlarged and perfected in proportion as humanity gains the true conception of man and God."—(Mrs.) Louise Julia Holden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Testimony of Healing
When I first heard of Christian Science I was a semi-invalid...
June 3, 1922

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