Ever since taking up the study of Christian Science I...

Ever since taking up the study of Christian Science I have had only continued cause for gratitude that this new-old truth has been made available for mankind in a form simple enough for even a child to grasp. More than eleven years ago I had come to the end of a considerable period of intensive study of Indian philosophies and was as one without light in the world. Almost at the start I realized that Christian Science was posited on an essential truth which differentiated it from every other form of religious teaching, and that "the scientific statement of being," as given on page 468 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, was the only possible basis for any demonstrable knowledge of God. Mrs. Eddy, through her discovery that existence is in fact wholly spiritual, without any single condition of materiality, was able to negate the testimony of the senses, and rise to substantiate the meaning of John's declaration of spiritual selfhood (I John 3:1-3) by her own correlative statement of being. These two passages, which Mrs. Eddy has caused to be read conjointly at the conclusion of each Sunday service in all Christian Science churches, stand side by side as eloquent witnesses of her inspired ordination of the Bible and Science and Health as pastor of her church.

I have been helped in numerous ways during these years of Christian Science study — financially, physically, morally; but I am conscious at the same time that all that is really happening is that my thought is being cleared of erroneous concepts of God and man, of God and His universe. This true sense of being is not something to be achieved through human manipulation, but is that divine status which Mrs. Eddy writes of in her textbook on page 428, where "man is, not shall be, perfect and immortal."

Testimony of Healing
My first healing through Christian Science was of eyestrain
April 9, 1932

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