Epilepsy healed

Before I came to know Christian Science, I suffered from epilepsy for more than seven years. I sought treatment from doctors, but they told me that it was a chronic ailment and that they had no cure beyond medicine to manage the seizures. Since I could have a seizure at any time, my family kept me at home so they could keep an eye on me. I was told that because of my condition I could never drive, ride a bicycle, climb trees, or go near fire. My life was that of a slave.

One day about five years ago, I was in an Internet café searching for a religion that offered some hope of restoring my health. I found claims that Christian Science heals. I searched more deeply and found a lot of talk about the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy—a book that heals! I wrote to the Clerk of The Mother Church and was sent a copy of the book. I started reading it, and although it was hard for me to understand it, I went on reading.

One passage that really stood out to me was this one: “Discerning the rights of man, we cannot fail to foresee the doom of all oppression. Slavery is not the legitimate state of man. God made man free. Paul said, ‘I was free born.’ All men should be free. ‘Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty’ ” (p. 227). I started to see that I couldn’t be kept in slavery by epilepsy, and that this “oppression” didn’t come from God. This was a new birth in my life.

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