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Approximately sixteen years ago, before I...

From the March 1988 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Approximately sixteen years ago, before I became aware of Christian Science, I was diagnosed by a specialist as having multiple sclerosis. In addition, I was told that I would become blind and that I had from six months to two years to live. This diagnosis was made after I had undergone several months of extensive tests by specialists in that field. After receiving the test results from the doctor, as well as being told that there was nothing the medical profession could do for me, I became despondent, angry, and fearful.

On my way home I kept thinking of God. Despite what I had been taught, I had always been convinced in my heart that God is not a vengeful or angry God but a good God, full of love and compassion.

I told my wife of the test results, and she later stopped by a Christian Science Reading Room to talk with the librarian about Christian Science. My wife then brought home a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy and began to tell me all of the wonderful things Christian Science had done for people. She felt that if I read the book and got the help of a Christian Science practitioner, I could overcome the dreaded disease.

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