In the ten years before Christian Science came into my...

In the ten years before Christian Science came into my life, I was traveling a dark and dreary road, making the mistake of believing, as do so many young men, that philandering was perfectly natural and normal, and, as a result, I was reaping the pain and disillusion attached to such a belief. Will-power was tried in an effort to overcome the difficulty, but it failed completely. Then, in the endeavor to forget my physical self, I plunged into the religious activities of an orthodox church of which I was a member, but in the background always stood the specter of materiality calling to me. In despair, I turned to the adviser of this church for assistance and, after persistent questionings, I finally saw that there was no hope of enlightenment there; and then I resigned my membership. For three years thereafter, I walked through the myths of material beliefs, each day seeming to sink lower and lower, but constantly praying to the only God I knew for light and direction, for I was certain that there must be some way in which I could find Him.

One Wednesday evening a friend invited me to go to a Christian Science church. Ten days later I attended a Sunday service alone, and the subject of the Bible Lesson from the Christine Quarterly being "Christ Jesus," it interested me tremendously. When I left the church, I found myself healed of both the major belief in the necessity for sinning, and also of smoking, a habit which for twelve years I had unsuccessfully tried to stop. Both of these healings have been permanent.

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