Christian Science came into my...

Christian Science came into my experience in answer to a desire for truth. I loved the church in which I had been brought up, and enjoyed my contacts with its scholarly and thoughtful teachers, but I became dissatisfied with its teaching. Feeling that religion was too serious a matter to be weighed against any other consideration, I bought textbooks on spiritualism and theosophy, only to lay them aside with the conviction that those theories fell short of my idea of truth.

A few months later some Christian Science literature was given to a member of the family circle who was recovering from the effects of an operation. She welcomed the teaching, but I was annoyed, because I mistakenly believed that the practice of Christian Science consisted of the patient pretending that he was well, ignoring the symptoms, and keeping up by will power.

After reading a single article in The Christian Science Journal, however, I saw that I had been mistaken. I felt like one who has long been traveling through a dark tunnel and has at last seen a gleam of light at the end, for I learned that God does not send suffering or sickness to His children. I at once began to apply that simple truth to a form of catarrh from which, in spite of treatment from two physicians, I had suffered for twelve years. I argued that if God did not send it to me I did not need to have it. In a short time the symptoms began to abate, and in six months I was completely and permanently healed. I knew then that my prayer for truth had been answered.

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Testimony of Healing
For many years I have enjoyed...
August 25, 1945

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