Thirty-eight years ago I was a...

Thirty-eight years ago I was a critical, pessimistic agnostic. I did not know anything about God and had not found anyone who I thought knew any more about Him than I did. In my early manhood I left an orthodox church because I could not accept the scholastic theology concept of God. For many years I wandered in the wilderness of atheism, feeding on the husks of materialism; but advancing years and more mature thinking convinced me that this great universe could not happen by chance and that there must be a guiding and controlling power somewhere. For many years I searched for enlightenment as to what tills power was. I investigated religions and philosophies, but nothing brought peace of mind and lasting satisfaction.

In the meantime my physical condition was steadily deteriorating. I drank, gambled, and used tobacco excessively in all forms. Also I had chronic dyspepsia, and constipation of many years' standing, as well as a complication of conditions resulting from gall-bladder trouble. During the winter months colds, tonsillitis, bronchitis, and laryngitis made my life miserable. I took medicine almost daily and was a regular visitor at the doctor's.

Then a friend handed me a Christian Science periodical in which was the testimony of a wonderful healing through Christian Science of a case of tuberculosis, complicated by alcoholism and drug addiction so severe that the patient was about to pass on. As I read of this healing I saw a ray of hope and resolved to call on the writer of the testimony, who was a Christian Science practitioner in New York City. I did so, and on my return home I bought the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, secured the services of a practitioner, and started on the road to freedom. Within a week I was healed of the dyspepsia and constipation, and the gall-bladder condition yielded in three months. During thirty-eight years I have not taken a drop of medicine and have lost very few days from work because of sickness. I have had many marvelous healings, and I can never express enough gratitude to the loving practitioners whose consecrated work has helped me through many problems.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science is the only physician...
September 27, 1952

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