A Little less than two years ago I had virtually no knowledge...

A Little less than two years ago I had virtually no knowledge of Christian Science. One evening while I was watching the news on television, the reporting of a court case involving a Christian Scientist couple made an impression upon me. I remembered that a friend at work was a Christian Scientist, so I decided to ask him some questions. He patiently explained some of the concepts of Christian Science, and the ideas intrigued me. I asked if he had anything to read that I could borrow, and the next day he gave me a copy of Spiritual Healing in a Scientific Age by Robert Peel. I proceeded to ask more questions, and from that time on he gave me a steady flow of Christian Science magazines and other Christian Science literature.

At that time in my life I had many problems and was feeling hopeless. Now for the first time I was beginning to understand my relationship to God in a different light. Instead of fearing God, I understood He was the all-loving Father-Mother and that because I was His child I could never be separated from His righteous qualities; in truth, I could not be touched by evil. The spiritual facts I was hungering for were now at my fingertips, and filling a void within me. Up to this time, the picture that I had painted of myself was one of gloom and doom. Now I saw a bright road ahead full of God's goodness and abundant love. I found that His guidance and direction were there for me and that I just needed to be still and listen, although many times this was easier said than done.

My viewpoint began to change. I started to see and appreciate all the good in my life instead of dwelling on the negative. Coming from a different religious background, I encountered much initial skepticism from friends and family, and it took a lot of courage for me to stand up for the truths I now believed. I began to attend Wednesday evening testimony meetings and eventually Sunday services at a local Christian Science church. The love that I felt from the members there was just wonderful.

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Testimony of Healing
Over a period of several years, I gained a considerable...
August 24, 1992

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