It was not a desire for physical healing that caused me...

It was not a desire for physical healing that caused me to begin the study of the Bible and the writings of Mrs. Eddy, but rather a desire to know God. For many years I had been unconsciously seeking the divine Principle of all existence; but I could not accept the teachings of the so-called orthodox churches because of the many contradictory beliefs. The Bible had been discarded as a guide, since I could not reconcile the seeming contradictions in it. How thankful I am to-day for the understanding that enables us to turn again and "take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life,"—to quote part of the first tenet, as given on page 497 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy!

About five years ago, while I was visiting a sister in a distant city, she placed a little book in my hands, saying, "See what you think about this." It was a copy of Science and Health. After I had read a few pages of the chapter on Prayer, a feeling of great joy came to me, for I felt that at last I had found the Principle of being. I had read, "God is not moved by the breath of praise;" also, "God is not influenced by man" (pp. 2, 7); and it seemed to me that here was the God that one could depend upon at all times and under all circumstances.

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I did not come into Christian Science for physical healing
September 27, 1924
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