About eighteen years ago the teachings of Christian Science...

About eighteen years ago the teachings of Christian Science were brought into our home. A relative told us that his wife and baby girl had been healed by Christian Science of chronic constipation. The news made us think, and we found ourselves looking forward to a Christian Science lecture which was to be delivered in our town. We were impressed by the lecture, and began to attend the church occasionally.

We seemed to be needing a great deal at that time, including better health and home life, and a better job. I had been held in bondage by neurasthenia for nearly ten years, and could not understand why my prayers were not answered. My wife asked me many times to have Christian Science treatment. This I flatly refused, saying that I did not see why my prayers should not be as good as any Christian Scientist's. I was a preacher in another denomination, and a conscientious worker in many religious activities. I thought I knew everything about the Bible and church matters. That grave error of self-righteousness has been corrected by Christian Science.

As my condition grew worse, and when everything seemed bad, my wife visited a Christian Science practitioner, in spite of my objections and in face of my prejudice. She was lovingly asked to hold steadfastly to the truth that God is the only governing power. I am told that she pondered this statement almost constantly during the next two days. A week later I was completely and permanently healed.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my gratitude for Christian Science...
February 24, 1940

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