When Christian Science was first presented to me I became...

When Christian Science was first presented to me I became antagonistic to it. Fresh from college, where daily chapel attendance had been compulsory, and with a smattering of psychology, I rebelled against any presentation of a subject which included God and Christ Jesus. But I was attracted by the character and disposition of the lady who introduced this Science to our family. I little thought, at that stage of my experience, that I was gradually drawing nearer the certain realization and acknowledgment that Christian Science is the truth.

The unexpected occurred. I experienced revelation, direct revelation from God; and this at a time when I had ceased to read the Bible, to attend church, or to pray. While sitting by the bedside of a sick relative during three successive nights, I had this wonderful experience. The first night I became conscious of a strange feeling of peace and happiness stealing over me. The second night this feeling grew much stronger. During the third night the revelation was complete; "the rays of infinite Truth" were "gathered into the focus of ideas," as Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 504). I knew then that Christian Science is the truth that Jesus taught and practiced. I had entered a new world. A great sense of love flooded my consciousness; and I was aware of certain fundamental truths of Christian Science, including the fact that the physical body is but a picture drawn by mortal thought, having no reality in Truth. I came downstairs the next morning and told my mother that I believed in Christian Science Subsequent experience has amply confirmed those first impression of twelve years ago.

Christian Science first healed me of the smoking habit. This was comparatively easy. Chronic neurasthenia yielded only after a severe struggle. The condition many times drove me to the verge of suicide, but Truth was bound to win. I can be grateful now for every bit of the struggle, for it has enabled me to win my way to a working understanding of this marvelous Science.

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Testimony of Healing
I have had many wonderful healings in Christian Science...
March 23, 1935

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