It is with sincere gratitude for the many blessings Christian
Science has brought me, that I give this testimony.
I first heard of Christian Science about fifteen years
ago. A friend of mine was taking treatment for physical
troubles, and was reading the textbook of Christian
Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
The title of the book appealed to me very strongly. I
said to my friend, "If that is a Key to the Scriptures,
I must have it."
I had long been a member of a Bible class in an orthodox
Sabbath school, but I never felt satisfied with
that which was taught; there was something lacking,
I did not understand then what it was. I purchased a
copy of Science and Health and began to study it. I
wish I could express in words what that book brought
me. It illumined the Bible with a glorious light and I
began to understand some of the Master's sayings, and
tried to apply them.
I had had a longing to live a better Christian life for
many years, and often wondered why I failed so utterly
to understand the Bible. Now I knew; it was lack of
I did not know at first that people were healed of disease
and sin by simply reading Science and Health,
but found after a while that such was the case. At
that time I had many physical troubles, and one after
another of these ills simply disappeared and I found
that I had no disease, - I was perfectly free. The
spiritual uplifting was glorious, too, and as I go on in the
study of this blessed Science, I find I am gaining surely
an understanding that helps me to overcome both sin and
disease in myself and in others. My faith in good is increased
and I know I am losing my belief in evil as a power
equal to good. The pathway is not wearisome, because
each victory over self gives stronger faith and a more
earnest desire to press on. - E. J. R., Toledo, Ohio.
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