Science and Health
with Key to The Scriptures
by Mary Baker Eddy
Chapter XVIII
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. – JESUS.
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruit-
ful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. –
Let us get up early to the vineyards: let us see if the vine flourish,
whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth. –
THOUSANDS of letters could be presented in testi-
mony of the healing efficacy of Christian Science and
particularly concerning the vast number of people who
have been reformed and healed through the perusal or
study of this book.
For the assurance and encouragement of the reader, a
few of these letters are here republished from THE CHRIS-
NEL. The originals are in the possession of the Editor,
who can authenticate the testimonials which follow.
I was a great sufferer from a serious form of rheumatic
trouble, my hands being affected to such an extent that it
was impossible for me even to dress without assistance.
The trouble finally reached the knees, and I became very
lame and had to be assisted in and out of bed. I went
to the different health resorts for the benefit I hoped to
derive from the baths and waters that were prescribed by
physicians, but found no permanent relief. I was placed
under an X-ray examination, and was told that the joints
were becoming ossified. I then consulted a celebrated
specialist, who after a thorough examination said my
condition would continue to grow worse and that I would
become completely helpless.
At that time a copy of "Science and Health with Key to
the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy was loaned me. I read it
more from curiosity than with the thought of any physical
benefit. As the truth was unfolded to me, I realized that
the mental condition was what needed correcting, and
that the Spirit of truth which inspired this book was my
physician. My healing is complete, and the liberation in
thought is manifest in a life of active usefulness rather
than the bondage of helpless invalidism and suffering. I
owe to our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy, gratitude which
words cannot express. Her revelation of the practical
rather than the merely theoretical application of Jesus'
words, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall
make you free," proved to be my redeemer. I did not
even have to apply to a practitioner, but am most grate-
ful for the helpful words of loving friends. – E. B. B.,
Pasadena, Cal.
It is nearly five years since I bought my first copy of
Science and Health, the reading of which cured me of
chronic constipation, nervous headache, astigmatism, and
hernia, in less than four months.
Where would I be now, had not this blessed truth been
brought to me by much persuasion of a very dear friend?
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