In July, 1912, my affairs were in very bad shape

In July, 1912, my affairs were in very bad shape. The worry and struggle were beginning to affect my body as well. I had not been attending church services or reading the Bible for years, although I had been an earnest student at an orthodox Sunday school and a member of a church in former years. There being no human help visible, I got out my Bible and started reading in the Gospel of Matthew. The seventh verse of the seventh chapter arrested my attention. It seemed so clear: "Ask, and it shall be given you." What did I want? What did I need? Having been the seeming victim of much fraud and deceit, I concluded that if there was such a thing as truth, I wanted that. I closed the book, prayed to God to be shown the truth, and went on my way.

I did not know then that Christian Science presents the truth. Several people mentioned this Science, some approvingly, some disapprovingly. I rejected it. After repeatedly hearing of it from different ones, I questioned myself as to what knowledge I had of it. I had to confess I had none. Then the thought came that I had better find out about it before condemning it, so I hunted up the local branch Church of Christ, Scientist, and with my wife and child attended a Sunday service. I liked the service and took home with me a copy of The Christian Science Journal. While reading an article in it, I came to a citation from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, page 579, line 15. After I had pondered the passage for a while, it seemed as if scales dropped from my mental vision and I saw that this was what I had asked for. It was the truth.

Testimony of Healing
Before I began to study Christian Science about five...
May 18, 1935

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