[Original testimony in German]

I did not take up Christian Science to be healed of...

I did not take up Christian Science to be healed of sickness, but because I recognized it to be the pure Christ-teaching. Although since youth I had had a desire for the spiritually true, and this desire had often directed my way, yet I had to go through deep waters before I reached the true source. When all material support had broken down, divine Love led me to a Christian Science household. The great unselfish love which the people there extended to me opened my eyes, and I learned to understand what Jesus demands of brotherly love. The first Christian Science literature I read made a deep impression on me, and when I began to study the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, it became clearer and clearer to me what the apostle meant by proving our faith by our works. Up to that time the Bible had been for me a book closed as by seven seals; to-day it is a revelation.

I studied earnestly and honestly, and as soon as I had grasped some truth I did my best to put it into practice. Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health that until we prove in daily life what we have learned, we do not understand it. One fault of character caused me a great deal of difficulty. A sense of self-righteousness had crept into my consciousness, and I did not want to admit that this was the case. I could not understand that when inharmony or sorrow attacked me it was possibly my own fault. If my attention was called to my mistakes, I was offended. To-day I am profoundly grateful to anyone who calls my attention to a fault, for then I can overcome it with Truth.

By honestly striving to replace that which I had recognized as false by that which is true, and by steadfastly clinging to the fact that God is an ever present help in every trouble, all erroneous conditions and circumstances have in a surprisingly short time taken a turn for the better. Heart trouble, rheumatism of the joints, periodically recurring headaches which tormented me unspeakably, have disappeared without any specific work. The problem of supply and a home was solved in a wonderful manner by continually realizing that God has prepared everything for His children. When I endeavor to express God in my daily life, then I have everything I need, even an abundance.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science came to my attention about six years...
November 2, 1929

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