Having been reared by deeply...

Having been reared by deeply religious parents to be an active worker in an orthodox Protestant church, I was much disturbed when my young wife became interested in Christian Science. I had been led to believe it deprived its followers of future salvation and was the opposite of what its name implied. But five years of its study did not seem to lessen my wife's Christianity, and I began to wonder if my views might not be incorrect.

One Tuesday evening in March, nearly a quarter of a century ago, I returned home from business with a violent attack of barbers' itch, which had developed during the day. On my way home a doctor had told me that it would take at least six weeks to heal. My wife lovingly invited me to attend a Christian Science lecture that evening, to which I, for the first time, consented. The speaker's words were so logical, sincere, and full of reverent understanding of God, and he was so positive that the healings in Christian Science were the "signs following" promised by Jesus, that I decided to put Science to the test and learn, if possible, if it was of God. I had no doubt of the power of medicine to heal me, but felt a strong desire to know just how Christian Science healed.

The next morning I asked a friend, who was a Christian Scientist, to recommend a good practitioner. Smilingly he gave me the classified directory of the city telephone book and told me to ask God to direct me. Praying earnestly, I selected a name, noted the address, and went at once to the office.

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Testimony of Healing
Our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy,...
July 31, 1943

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