When a neighbor presented...

When a neighbor presented Christian Science to me, I very rudely told her that it was nonsense and that I would have nothing to do with it. Leaving "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy with me, she said she would call for it later. That she did not take offense at my unkind manner so impressed me that she was hardly out of the house before I had Science and Health in my hand. Through curiosity I opened it and I read on page 1, "The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,—a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love." This was a promise. "That all things are possible to God" meant that I could be healed.

I had suffered since childhood from a highly nervous condition which was gradually growing worse, often causing painful headaches. I had suffered much from this condition and was using opiates in an effort to ease the pain.

I now threw out all the medicine I had been taking daily and asked to be taken to a Christian Science practitioner. Although I was in such a state that I could not remember much that he told me, I did remember his saying to deny error. When the headache presented itself I thought of what he had said, and my thought became so taken up with what he had told me of God that I forgot myself, and ten or fifteen minutes later I was free.

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Testimony of Healing
I was guided to Christian Science...
December 1, 1962

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