[Original testimony in German]

I have been interested in Christian Science since 1915

I have been interested in Christian Science since 1915. I am now a member of The Mother Church and of a branch church, and have had the great privilege of enjoying class instruction. I am deeply grateful for the blessing which Christian Science has brought me, and through various experiences have come to see how unfailing this teaching can be proved to be when rightly applied. The farther we go in it, the better we understand that Mrs. Eddy, through her selfless and sacrificing achievement, has left us true riches, and we want to express our thanks to her for them. May the following testimony be a help also to other truth-seekers!

Over two years ago I called on a doctor because my state of health seemed to be causing my friends alarm, and I therefore wanted to get information on several points. So I tried to describe my apparent difficulty to the doctor, but I did not know very well how to do this. The doctor soon noticed, too, that I brought up a definite denial of each statement. He would have had me understand that I could not possibly defend myself against a difficulty which, as he said, was part of my fate, and which I must accept as such, and as a doctor he would provide some relief, if I accepted his treatment and gave up Christian Science. Of course, that was out of the question. He tried a last time to win me over by saying, "Don't you believe that any miracle will happen, but just give in; the time for miracles is not of our age." In his opinion I was suffering from a nervous breakdown, from which I could not be quickly healed. Loving friends stood faithfully by me, and with them I could always know that my affairs were in God's hand. Difficult nights had to be overcome, yet my business suffered no harm and I was constantly reminded of the fact that Love is present.

When vacation time came, I decided to go away, because I wanted to devote myself undisturbed to my metaphysical work. Here, too, Satan tried to torment me several times, and when I cried out one night in my distress, "I cannot go on any longer," I called the practitioner with whom I was staying and declared to her in my weakness that it was no longer possible for me to bear all this. She looked at me lovingly and said decisively and with conviction: "It was not you at all who cried out, but error. Where Truth fills all space, things cannot be comfortable for error; it wanted to make you notice it once more, but now it cannot come back again, you are free." These words were soon clear to me, and I found myself all right once more. My faith had been strengthened anew. Through Christian Science we learn that God's will governs all, and that every error must give way before it. I am therefore well, and thus the "miracle" of which the doctor spoke has taken place; and to Christian Science alone I give thanks.

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