Twenty years ago I took up the study of Christian Science...

Twenty years ago I took up the study of Christian Science after many years as a busy worker in one of the evangelical denominations. A circumstance leading to this radical step was the freeing from habitual criticism and resentment of one I knew well. At that time I held an extremely prejudiced view of Christian Science and of its Discoverer and Founder, but fairness now demanded that such a healing be investigated; and honest inquiry revealed God—whom I had desired to know better—to be no other than infinite divine Principle expressed only through ideas. To a friend who encouraged my faltering footsteps it was remarked that such teaching must cause a revolution in one's thinking; for it had long been a habit to seek understanding by rising before business hours for study, not only of the Bible but of the doctrinal teaching likely to help local preachers in their labor of love. His reply, "Is it not time that some of our old views were revolutionized?" illumined Paul's words, "It is high time to awake out of sleep."

Before reading beyond the first searching and exquisite chapter of the Christian Science textbook—on Prayer—the solution of problems that had been lifelong began to unfold, while this practical work has since then increasingly proved a "key" in the best sense to a Book long and hopefully searched. It was with deep satisfaction, too, that one realized that Mrs. Eddy had not—as alleged—written a Bible for her followers, but that the old Book had been made available in proportion to our willingness to apply the truth about God and man in His likeness.

Testimony of Healing
A sense of deep gratitude for the unfailing help of...
October 7, 1933

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