First Church of Christ, Scientist

The reading and study of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy has blessed so many people. Mrs Eddy added a final chapter called Fruitage to her book which is a collection of some of the letters she received of healing testimonies and gratitude . This is the opening of the chapter.


      Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. — Jesus.

      That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing,
      being fruitful in every good work,
      and increasing in the knowledge of God. — Paul.

      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. — Solomon's Song.

 1        Thousands of letters could be presented in testi-
      mony of the healing efficacy of Christian Science and
 3    particularly concerning the vast number of people who
      have been reformed and healed through the perusal or
      study of this book.
 6        For the assurance and encouragement of the reader, a
      few of these letters are here republished from THE CHRIS-
 9    NEL. The originals are in the possession of the Editor,
      who can authenticate the testimonials which follow.


12        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.
15    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
18    derive from the baths and waters that were prescribed by
 1    physicians, but found no permanent relief. I was placed
      under an X-ray examination, and was told that the joints
 3    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
 6    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
 9    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
12    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
15    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
18    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
21    even have to apply to a practitioner, but am most grate-
      ful for the helpful words of loving friends. — E. B. B.,
      Pasadena, Cal.

Different healings from the past and present will be highlighted here regularly.

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