Probably up to the time I began...

Probably up to the time I began the study of Christian Science, no one had ever been so denunciatory in his feelings and statements about it as I had. However, after living close to two families who were students of Christian Science, I became increasingly aware of what this Science could accomplish, when properly applied. So, when my six-months-old son became ill with dysentery, and after fruitless attempts of medical doctors to heal the case, I turned for help to a Christian Science practitioner. The baby was healed in a few days, and I immediately procured a copy of the textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and began to study.

Mrs. Eddy states on page 559 of Science and Health, "It will be indeed sweet at its first taste, when it heals you; but murmur not over Truth, if you find its digestion bitter." I found this very true. That first healing was sweet, but faults of disposition and so-called temperamental tendencies had to be eliminated from my consciousness, and long and grievous were some of the experiences I struggled through until I began, eventually, to "put off the old man."

Physical ailments began to disappear—rheumatism, from which I had suffered since childhood, was gone for months before I realized I had been healed. Constipation, tumors, sick headaches, corns, burns, and many other ailments were overcome—some quickly, some slowly, but all were healed when after earnest prayer and study, I was ready for the healing.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science has been my...
June 27, 1942

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