Some time ago I was requested to tell why I am a Christian Scientist...

Some time ago I was requested to tell why I am a Christian Scientist—similar requests as to the faiths or doctrines they advocated having been made to different ministers of our city.

I here quote a portion of what I said: When about fourteen years of age I was received into the Christian Church, and earnestly strove to lead a Christian life. A few years later I commenced studying for the ministry, and preached my first sermon while yet in my teens. I continued my studies, occasionally supplying a pulpit, until my health failed. The physicians whom I consulted said that I had overtaxed the brain by hard study. I was at times under the care of both allopathic and homeopathic physicians, who were exceptionally kind to me. I am confident they did all in their power to help me, and for their labor of love in my behalf I shall ever be grateful, but I grew worse. My condition became so alarming to my parents that they feared I could not live many days.

I finally sought relief from Christian Science, and the one important thing with me at the time was the assurance that it was founded upon the Bible. Now, after many years of study and practice in Christian Science, I not only believe that it is founded upon the Bible, but I know that it is. Through Christian Science I was restored to health. I have loved the Bible much more since I gained some understanding of Christian Science, and my love for its spiritual truths increases as I continue to grow into a better understanding of this Science.

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B.C. and A.D.
December 29, 1934

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