How revealing and inspiring are...

How revealing and inspiring are the words and logic of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and author of its textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," in which she states (pp. 462, 463): "The Christian Scientist, through understanding mental anatomy, discerns and deals with the real cause of disease. The material physician gropes among phenomena, which fluctuate every instant under influences not embraced in his diagnosis, and so he may stumble and fall in the darkness."

In 1918, after only a short time in my practice as a medical doctor, I found myself bedridden with heart trouble. A number of prominent medical men concluded that I must close my office and get along the best I could, since medicine could offer no aid. They said that I should expect never to be a well man again For two years I was treated by numerous physicians and was for a time in a prominent sanatorium without receiving any benefit.

During this time a member of my family brought home each week a copy of the Sentinel, to which I at first paid scant attention. After many weeks I casually glanced at a copy. Although I was then very critical of Mrs. Eddy and her discovery, the Sentinel interested me. From early youth God had no meaning for me, and the Bible was a closed book. Some months after becoming interested in the Sentinel I began to read Science and Health. As a result, the Bible became an open book to me, and the study of it, together with the textbook, gave me new hope and a good reason for it. The logic of Christian Science, which helped me to interpret the Bible spiritually, proved convincing, regenerating, and irresistible. For the first time I perceived that spiritual understanding is not based on sense testimony, but on divine facts, and that these facts are demonstrable when understood and faithfully applied.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science was brought...
May 29, 1954

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