Instantaneous healings result from testimonies given in church


When Moses was called by God to deliver the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage, he protested that they would neither believe nor listen to him. God then gave him two signs. The first was the changing of the rod into a serpent and back again to the rod. The second was the healing of his leprous hand. God said (Ex. 4:8), "If they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, ... they will believe the voice of the latter sign."

With the rare wisdom which she expressed in the work of establishing and safeguarding her great discovery, Mary Baker Eddy has made provision for the giving of testimonies at each Wednesday meeting. In the Manual of The Mother Church she writes (Art. VIII, Sect. 24): "Testimony in regard to the healing of the sick is highly important. More than a mere rehearsal of blessings, it scales the pinnacle of praise and illustrates the demonstration of Christ. 'who healeth all thy diseases' (Psalm 103:3)."

For centuries the Christian church has claimed to bring inspiration and regeneration, but at the same time has relied upon material means for the healing of lack, grief, disease. Healing through spiritual means alone separates Science from all other religions. Healing of discordant conditions is the credential, as it were, which the student of Christian Science presents to show that Christian Science is a practical religion.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

February 5, 1949

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.