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There are so many amazing and wonderful Christian Science healings taking place in Africa today. This website, CSHealingInAfrica.org, is dedicated to sharing some of these verified healings with the rest of the world in our desire to support and extend the successful practice of similar healing works among all people.
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NEW TESTIMONIES OF HEALING:
Covid Symptoms Healed
To the senses it looked like my brother-in-law was dying of the “pandemic” and every material remedy was tried to help him but had failed. Because he was staying in a place believed to be the hotspot of this disease, everyone was worried that he wouldn’t make it. When he finally asked for a Christian Science treatment, I could see that fear was mastering his thoughts about himself.
I immediately knew, as Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, states in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Fear is the fountain of sickness, and you master fear ... through divine Mind; hence it is through divine Mind that you overcome disease.” (S&H 391:32-2) This gave me the spiritual clarity to be conscious of the healing truth used by Christ Jesus, and set forth in our textbook in these words, “Knowing that Soul and its attributes were forever manifested through man, the Master healed the sick…thus bringing to light the scientific action of the divine Mind on human minds and bodies and giving a better understanding of Soul and salvation.” (S&H 210:11-16) Recognizing my brother-in-law’s true identity as the perfect reflection of God, including all the health, strength and vitality bestowed upon him by his Creator, I was convinced that these qualities were all that he could ever truly feel, know and experience.
Later that day, he told me that he had received great relief from the pain and symptoms of illness. By the next day he had completely recovered, and was very grateful for Christian Science which he had, up to just a couple of months ago, believed to be satanic! It was so nice to help this man -- through signs following (healing) -- be able to fulfill the scripture, “Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” (Ps. 107:15) - W.
Healing of Chronic Side Pain
After taking up the study of the Bible, Science and Health and other Christian Science materials, I learnt how very important it is to pray every day for myself and for the rest of the world.
In 2016, when I was doing my Ordinary level school studies, I suffered severely from side pains. Despite praying for myself for two months, I didn’t experience relief from the pain. I ended up thinking that perhaps the pain had been caused by lack of physical exercise. I started doing some exercises every day but the pain persisted.
My friends and other people advised me to get help from local prophets but I refused because I regarded them as fake. I decided to go to a Christian Science practitioner for help. When I told him for how long I had suffered from side pains he laughed in a friendly way and said, ”It doesn’t matter how long an error has been believed. There is no special effort required to remove 6 or 13,000 from the sum of 2+2. When you are reminded of the rules of addition, then you can quickly realize that the answer to that sum is, and always has been, 4. You are a child of God and very precious in His sight and cannot be under the influence of anything else other than the love of God.”
I felt so relieved! The belief that something wrong was going on in my body just left me and I was healed instantly. The practitioner then gave me some Bible verses for further study: Jeremiah 32:27 and Romans 8:11. I found these verses very reassuring, and the light I got from studying them has made my healing permanent.
I thank God for this proof of His grace and love. - C.
Healing of Suicidal Despair
Last week I heard of a neighbor who attempted to commit suicide due to marital problems. I visited her and asked for permission to pray for her, and she agreed.
I started praying for the family, knowing that God's love is within the family and is always there. We read and discussed Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." I told her to cast all her anxiety on Him since He cares for you, and He created you and your family in His image and likeness. He truly loves all of you so much.
After the discussion, she smiled broadly as tears streamed down her face. I asked her for the reason for crying. She told me that no one had ever had time to listen to her problems as l did that day. Romans 8:38-39 came to mind and I read it to her: "For l am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” l told her to see everyone at home as perfect. I reminded her of how Jesus healed: "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God’s own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick.” (S&H 476:32-4)
She thanked me so much and told me she was relieved and no more thoughts of committing suicide were in her mind.
This experience taught me more concretely that as we humbly and deeply turn to God in prayer, we can expect to find answers and healing for any situation. - M.
Instant Healing of Stomach Pain and Skin Condition
A few days ago, I had a turbulent conversation over the phone with a friend. As a student of Christian Science I knew that I could defend my thoughts against aggressive mental suggestion, (see Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, 442:30) but in that moment I became agitated and upset.
Immediately after the conversation ended, I started to experience pain in my stomach and I could also see and feel that boils were starting to erupt all over my skin. I knew that I had to pray immediately to address this error, and I went into my bedroom and closed the door. I mentally looked up to God “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;” (Ps. 103:3-4).
I affirmed in my prayer that nothing evil can ever enter God’s kingdom which is peopled by His own pure and perfect spiritual ideas. As I prayed to realise the presence and power of God, I could feel the storm within my thoughts begin to recede and I began to experience a feeling of protection and peace. It was then that I could spiritually sense the fact of God’s changeless love for me and for all, and my thoughts became completely supported by this sense of ever-present universal Love. Why, I wanted the whole world to experience God's healing and saving love! And so, I prayed that my friend and I and everyone might feel God’s healing love too. Instantly, the violent pain in my stomach slowed to nothing, and the eruption on my skin began to reverse! I knew that I was healed. Praise be forever to our God who is divine Love! - C.
Daughter Healed of Mysterious Illness
One morning my daughter woke up unable to walk or even stand up. Her legs were powerless and she could not go to school. I went to a woman (who calls herself a witch) who was known to prophesy illness and sickness. This woman said my daughter was dying and she was smote by nocturnal evil spirits or goblins. She told me I should go back home, as my child was at an advanced stage of dying. I asked others in my community and they all told me to accept what the witch had said.
In despair I returned home and called a friend and shared what the witch had judged. Instead of agreeing with the others, this friend advised me to go to a Christian Science practitioner at the local school. I asked her if this Christian Scientist foretells or prophesies. She said neither, but that he only uses the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, called Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. I doubted that one could be healed by mere biblical recitations without some anointed water or even stones. I remained in disbelief of such a way of healing. I had become fully convinced that my child was struck by night goblins as the witch had prognosticated. So I ignored my friend’s advice.
My daughter continued to struggle with alarming physical symptoms. A month later, this same friend asked again if I had seen the Christian Science practitioner. This time I agreed to see him. The following Sunday I went with my daughter. For the first 2 consecutive Sundays I did not understand anything he shared with us. I still could not believe that a mere verse from the Bible could heal, and I also didn’t understand what he read from the Christian Science textbook.
However, by the third Sunday I noticed my daughter’s health improving as I began to understand and more deeply appreciate Bible verses read at the Christian Science church services about healing. I also began to understand the spiritual messages as stated in Science and Health. Then my daughter’s condition completely changed for the better as we read and recited together biblical messages of God’s concern, protection, and care for His children. Since then I appreciate and embrace the beauty and healing power of Christian Science and how it is based on the laws of God which are unchangeable, flawless, and ever-operating in human experience. I learned that in Christian Science, God is Love and that there is no evil, fear, disease, or death in an all-loving God or in man, who is His complete healthy, perfect reflection.
And as it states in I John 4:7: ”Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” I also worked with this wonderful Scripture in the prophet Jeremiah 23:23-24: “Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord.” I knew God‘s perfection and health were constant and ever present, for my daughter and everyone. My daughter's healing proved that.
I am so grateful for this gift of Christian Science, for how it has opened my thought to the spiritual meaning of the Bible and primitive Christianity, for Christ Jesus, our Great Teacher, for Mary Baker Eddy, and for the practitioners who work so tirelessly on our behalf. God is great! - M.
Warts and Painful Feet Healed
I am so glad to report that although I have had many health challenges in the past, the moment I started attending Christian Science church services, all these physical problems began to disappear.
For a very long time, I had numerous ugly warts all over my legs. I never did go to the clinic about them. But listening to and learning from the inspiring teachings from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, I later noticed that all of the warts were no more. Yes, they were gone completely leaving no trace, proving that our bodies truly are governed by God. (S&H 495:1-2)
I also had a healing of my feet which hurt so that I could not walk unshod. I received strength from the 91st Psalm which tells of God’s great power to keep me safe from harm, “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways” (Ps. 91:11) and also empowers me to act in my own behalf to trample down the lies that would cripple me. (v. 13) Now, I can walk about without pain and without having to always put on my shoes.
Blessings to God who showers us with His tender mercies! - H.
Instantaneous Healing of Injuries
I experienced the shining glory of God through the following incident.
One day, while we were building a house, (I am a brick layer by profession), the wall became too high to work on from the ground, so the men and I made scaffolding to continue the work. The scaffolding was more than 3 metres (10 feet) high. I and my co-worker climbed up to continue laying bricks while our assistant supplied us with the mortar, bricks and other materials from below.
Quite suddenly, due to the excess weight of the building materials, the supports for the scaffolding snapped all at once and I fell from the height with my arms spread out in front of me to avoid hitting my face on the ground. The scaffolding material, planks, the scotch cart and building materials all fell around and behind me. But the enormous weight of some of the fallen material pressed on my outstretched arms. I felt such pain, especially in my right arm, that I thought both my arms must have broken.
After they helped me to rise, both I and my co-workers could see that my right hand looked twisted and unnatural. They desperately tried to hurry me to the clinic for treatment. At that precise moment, I remembered something from the Christian Science church services I’d been attending. It was that God has all-power and is more than adequate to heal whatever is wrong. (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, 412:13-15) Also, I recollected that, "There is no power apart from God." (S&H 228:25) Since God is omnipotent, there is nothing that can be added to, or taken away from His mighty healing power. Because of this, I told my co-workers that I would be alright, and I resisted going to the clinic.
As the result of my prayer, I could see and feel my hands and arms immediately begin to return to their normal condition. My right hand which had looked broken, twisted and swollen, soon achieved its normal appearance. After a short while, I resumed laying bricks and began to lightly joke with my colleagues about the past danger.
Needless to say, my co-workers were shocked beyond measure, and stood staring at me in disbelief. I took this time to tell them something about the restorative character of God and of His ever-present love for us which I had learnt at the Christian Science church services. God is ever protective and caring! - V.
Healed of Severe Stomach Pain
I suffered from severe stomach pain and had to stay in hospital for 2 weeks. Eventually the doctors said I had to have an operation. My parents, relatives, and friends brought me food but I could not eat anything. The food would eventually go bad which was very wasteful in my culture. One day my uncle talked to a Christian Science practitioner. A Christian Science practitioner is in the full time practice of praying for people with physical, emotional, and other challenges. My uncle said to the practitioner, “I want you to prove to me that God exists because my nephew is dying.“ He also explained that even the doctors did not have faith that the operation would help me at all. In his opinion, they had essentially given up and now were just experimenting on me. I had basically given up hope myself too. The practitioner reassured my uncle that God was very much on the scene. He explained to my uncle that under most circumstances, according to the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Science treatment and medical treatment are not administered together. But since the medical system had in essence given up my case, the practitioner felt it was ethical and Christian for him to administer Christian Science treatment for me. "You can expect your nephew to be healed," were the practitioner's closing words.
The following day my uncle visited me in hospital while the practitioner talked to me via cellphone and sent healing messages. I especially liked the Scripture from Jeremiah 32:27: “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” I kept reciting and pondering this verse. I was expected to have the operation the following day. When the doctor went to take me to the operation, he was very surprised to see me sitting up in bed. The doctor said that we would not carry out the operation that day and to see how I pull through. I kept studying and praying with that same Bible verse. Later that day my parents came to visit me and once again brought me food. This time I devoured it.
The next day the doctor returned to check on me. When I reported that I felt no pain at all in any part of my body, I was discharged from hospital. I was very delighted. I knew that nothing and no disease could prevail over God’s power. Since then I do not want to depart from the teachings of Christian Science. - H.
Teen Healed of Chronic Headaches
From a young age, I had suffered headaches nearly every morning for about three hours. The headaches made it difficult to concentrate at school and started getting worse over time.
When I was 14 years-old, I joined a Christian Science Sunday School and the headaches began to change for the better. During Sunday School, where we studied the Bible and Science and Health, I learnt more about God as our all-powerful, all-knowing and ever-present Father/Mother, and about my freedom from suffering as God’s very own child.
One Sunday, we were learning how to pray for healing in Christian Science by siding with God, Spirit, alone and seeing only our perfect spiritual identity. When we do this, the teacher said, we acknowledge that we already are whole and healthy with no waiting! Just as Science and Health tells us, "The great spiritual fact must be brought out that man is, not shall be, perfect and immortal." (428:22-23) That day, my prayer came very strongly to me and instantly the throbbing headache that was troubling me vanished.
Now, I am 18 years-old, and for the past four years I have not suffered a single headache. In fact, for the past year, I have not had an illness of any sort. God is great! - S.
Healing of Cervical Cancer
First and foremost, I want to thank Almighty God for healing me! I am so grateful that I learnt something about God that healed me completely.
Early last year, l began experiencing a sharp pain in my lower abdomen. At first l thought that the pain was due to the heavy loads I’d been carrying during the building project I was engaged in with my family. But as the pain began to increase, my family suggested that I go to hospital. The doctor diagnosed me with cervical cancer.
After this serious diagnosis, everyone was very worried about my condition. One day, a friend visited me and asked whether I had heard about Christian Science treatment. This was actually the first time I had ever even heard of Christian Science but, after listening to my friend’s explanation, l decided to try it.
That very day I started to have discussions with a Christian Science practitioner who prayed with me and explained to me that Christian Science is based completely on the Bible, the healing works and teachings of Christ Jesus, and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. During this first visit, she also helped me to feel that God’s ever-present love was surrounding me and gave me Psalm 91 to read. I received so much comfort in reading this clear statement of my safety in God’s love.
Over our next conversations, we talked more about ideas from the Bible and from Science and Health. From these talks, I began to see more clearly how l was the idea of God, and that there is nothing material about God’s idea that can ever be sick or subject to human opinions. I also learnt that, “The so-called laws of health are simply laws of mortal belief. The premises being erroneous, the conclusions are wrong. Truth makes no laws to regulate sickness, sin, and death, for these are unknown to Truth and should not be recognized as reality.” (S&H 184:1)
These teachings were helping me to understand that because I have a perfect spiritual identity and not a mortal material one, the medical diagnosis could have no foundation in Truth, and could have no power to make me its victim. "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust." (Ps. 91:2) This confidence that I was gaining in God’s goodness and power helped me to feel so peaceful that at night l could easily drop off to sleep. One morning I woke up and realized that I was totally pain free.
The practitioner suggested that l should return to the doctor for examination in compliance with state law. After a thorough examination the doctor told my husband, “You have a healthy wife!” which was no surprise to me since by that time I knew my true spiritual identity as the beloved child of God. Yes, there was no trace of disease in me and truly, divine Mind is the only Physician and "heals all our diseases" (Ps. 103:3)! - M.
Children’s Burns and Cough Healed
Last month l visited my sister in Birchenough Bridge. As l arrived, l could see the situation for everyone there was tough financially, and l declared perfection before even being told what was transpiring.
To my surprise, l saw my two little nephews both had burns and one was even coughing persistently. Knowing my sister to be a good mother, I knew she would never abuse the kids in any way or allow anyone else to hurt them. So I asked her about the wounds. She explained sadly that the kids are hungry all the time and had tried to get some food that was cooking on the fire. Being so young, they hadn't realized the danger and burned themselves. She said she just didn't know what to do. They didn't even have enough money for food, so taking the kids to hospital was not possible.
l asked to pray for the kids and she agreed. l opened my copy of Science and Health and read her the Scientific Statement of Being over and over. (468:9-15) I especially focused on the line, “All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all.” I also opened the Bible to Phil. 4:19 and I read her the scripture: "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." She smiled at this passage. We then discussed these truths together. While we were talking, l was also praying silently, knowing that God being All-in-all and the only Mind, that He knows nothing about mortality, poverty, hunger, injury, or suffering. He doesn't create evil or allow it. And there is no life separate from divine Love. So these little kids’ burns and illness were lies, and so were the family's financial hardships.
I was so happy to see that the coughing child was instantly healed! During our lovely visit l continued praying, seeing the little kids as totally perfect. I rejoiced in God's omnipresence and for being the wellspring of life that does not ever quit. In just a few hours the little kids were healed of their burns too and were happily playing and running around.
I am so grateful to Christ Jesus, our Master who taught us the truth that makes us free, and for Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science and taught us how to heal as Jesus did. - B.
Healing of Sick Child
I had been very troubled that my child, Ropafadzo, had been having great pain in her leg for about a month. She had been treated at the clinic during this time but without any change for the better. Later, the pain spread to my child’s whole body, and she could no longer walk, stand, or eat properly. I was afraid that my child was going to die.
At this time, I sought help from a Christian Science practitioner I had heard about, and he began to teach me of the mighty healing power of God that is always present. We talked about what it meant for us to be made in the image of God and that we are as perfect as our Creator. (Gen 1:26) He also brought this definition of children to me from Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, “Children. The spiritual thoughts and representatives of Life, Truth, and Love.” (582:28-29) The idea that my child was the spiritual thought of God put everything for me into a different light. Quickly, my mind was opened, and the overwhelming fear I had felt for my child left me.
At home, I prayed to see Ropafadzo as the child that God had created in His own image, without any painful part, and who must always be healthy and perfect. Our Holy Scriptures tell us, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matt 5:48) With prayer that was now more spiritual and with the help of the Christian Science practitioner, my prayer was quickly answered! My child is now well and able to play with the other children. I am so happy and thank God for His blessings and His love for us. - S.
Prolonged Covid Symptoms Healed
I have a friend in Zimbabwe who asked me to share this wonderful healing with other students of Christian Science in the hope they might benefit from his experience.
As a student of both the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of
Christian Science, my friend had been prayerfully treating himself while suffering from all the symptoms of what is called here the covid flu. When he reached a point where he couldn’t eat and actually hadn’t eaten for days, it began to appear to him as if he might pass on. It was then that he sought out a Christian Science practitioner to help him overcome the illusions of the material senses. During this time, a particular citation from the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, was of great help: “God is the Life, or intelligence, which forms and preserves the individuality and identity of animals as well as of men. God cannot become finite, and be limited within material bounds.” (505:4-8)
Although my friend began to receive prayerful treatment from the practitioner, his physical
challenges didn't seem to get any better at first. He started to worry that the belief of disease was
becoming more real to him than his perfection as the child of God. Yet, the practitioner continued his prayerful work unshaken and firm in the knowledge of my friend’s oneness with his Creator, “…the everlasting I Am, the Being who was and is and shall be, whom nothing can erase.” (S&H 290:1)
After starting to fear for the worst and after losing much weight and energy, my friend received a message from the practitioner which propelled his thinking into the direction of healing. The practitioner's message stated, “Remember everything is as real as we make it and no more so. (see Unity of Good 8:5) Whatever the suggestion is, we have God-given dominion over it, to be able to stop the illusion and demonstrate the truth. So let’s work with ‘Now is the day of salvation.’ (S&H 39:18)”
Expanding this idea further, the sick man was led to this reminder from Science and Health, “Do you say the time has not yet come in which to recognize Soul as substantial and able to control the body? Remember Jesus, who nearly nineteen centuries ago demonstrated the power of Spirit and said, ‘He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also,’ and who also said, ‘But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth.’ ‘Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation,’ said Paul.’” (S&H 92:32)
Supported by the spiritual inspiration gained from these statements and aided by the loving guidance and prayers of the practitioner, my friend was finally able to recognize his present freedom from error and disease. He became convinced of his immortal perfection as the reflection of God. He told me that this powerful recognition led him to leap out of bed with great energy and ask for something to eat! Continuing then to improve in health and vitality, in a few days he felt perfectly normal in every way.
I am so happy for him, and I can only remark with St. Paul, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31) - W.
Healing of Stroke and Skin Condition
It is with great joy and love that I am sharing this testimony of healing. I have had many healings since I became a student of Christian Science in September 2017. Even before I found Christian Science, I had a strong conviction that the Lord was with me, but Christian Science healing has given me a much deeper understanding of who I actually am as a child of God.
In 2011 I suffered a minor stroke which affected my left side especially my left hand. In 2015, the
symptoms of stroke began to spread to other limbs and I also developed boils all over my body, including my ears. I got some relief from medication but it was very temporary as the boils would periodically recur. I began to realise that the trigger for this condition was my own thoughts, but I didn't know how to be peaceful. Much had happened in my life that I had no idea how to overcome. My husband had passed on leaving me with four children, all still in school (and schooling is not free in my country). My business, which was my source of livelihood had folded, and I was living in a one-bedroom apartment with two of my children.
It was at this point that I remembered Christian Science, having heard about it from my dear sister who had gifted me with a copy of Science and Health. Although I had read very little of the book and had not yet tried to attend the church, it became clear that I now needed help more than ever. One visit to the local Christian Science church was enough to keep me returning again and again. In the textbook Mrs. Eddy writes, "Jesus demonstrated the inability of corporeality, as well as the infinite ability of Spirit, thus helping erring human sense to flee from its own convictions and seek safety in divine Science.“ (S&H 494:15-19)
Up until I began attending church, I had so many fears based on what my experiences had been that I believed the whole world was against me. I couldn't find comfort in anything or trust anyone, even my siblings. Well, Christian Science has saved me. I became stable mentally and began to see that I must “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Prov. 3:5) In fact, the more I read and took to heart the lessons I was learning in the Bible and in Science and Health, the more I could understand that fear and distrust of others could never lead to a peaceful life or to a harmonious healthy body. Through the new outlook learnt through my studies, I began to see improvement in my body. I started to move more freely and had fewer skin eruptions until these problems faded away completely.
Yes, Christian Science has saved me from the many storms in my life. I am so very grateful to have found the living truth that can heal every fear and sickness! “The divine Mind that made man maintains His own image and likeness…The straight and narrow way is to see and acknowledge this fact, yield to this power, and follow the leadings of truth.” (S&H 151:23-30) - K.
Healing of Covid Symptoms
Last month a friend in South Africa called me to pray for his brother. His family was convinced that his brother was dying with symptoms of covid. (I don't know if he got a medical diagnosis or they came to that conclusion from the symptoms exhibited.) While my friend was talking to me about the case, I immediately remembered a statement that Mary Baker Eddy (the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science) made to a newspaper in 1901 about infectious diseases. She said that the fear of catching a contagious disease was more dangerous than any material infection. (See First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, pages 344-345.) I also thought back, with such joy, to the experience of Jesus healing the leper, who begged our Master to make him clean. The account states, "Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed." (Mark 1:14) Jesus refused to accept fear (and its accompanying belief in contagion) as realities for himself, for this man, or for anyone -- because "There is no fear in Love; but perfect love casteth out fear." (I John 4:18) This Christly, scientific response to fear and disease enabled our Saviour to immediately cast them out of the man.
In my silent prayer work I also felt so much compassion (the love of God) for the man in question. Like Jesus, I refused to entertain in thought the fear that this man was dying, knowing very well that his life was forever "hid with Christ in God," in Spirit. (Col. 3:3) Matter was not his life. God's man, who reflects Spirit, must be as spiritual as his Maker and so is totally governed by spiritual laws of health and harmony and not by so-called material laws of disease and death. This man could appear to be sick only in an Adam dream and not in Truth. But I stood firm with the fact that he was as perfect as God made him and I demanded to bear witness to the immediate evidence of that truth in him.
The next morning it was reported that, to the shock of those who surrounded him, the so-called “dying man” looked much more healthy and death didn't seem like a possibility any longer. I continued to maintain in my silent prayer the fact that he was well and he knew it. His health kept on improving, and within a week he was healed completely and was free from, “…the pestilence that walketh in darkness.” (Psalm 91:6)
Over the next few days, my friend who had called me for his brother seemed to now be suffering from the same symptoms which he connected with the same belief. But can that which doesn’t actually exist be contagious? I remembered Mrs. Eddy’s counsel in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures "…Agree to disagree with approaching symptoms of chronic or acute disease…" (390:27) With that, I agreed to disagree in prayer, as Jesus would, with all the symptoms, with their underlying fears, and with the general mortal fears among the public in regard to this disease. Dwelling in the house of the Lord forever, man can only be God-like. In a short while, these symptoms quickly disappeared into their native nothingness as in the case of his brother, and we both "glorified God, which had given such power unto men." (Matt 9:8) - B.
Symptoms Healed After Visiting a Friend Recovering from the Corona Virus
I have previously given Christian Science prayerful treatment to a niece of mine who lives in South Africa, and she has already experienced healings of some physical troubles through my prayers. But she just told me of a healing that she had recently using the truths I’ve been sharing with her through my study of Christian Science. Her testimony is a beautiful and clear reminder that we are always safe from harm as long as we “Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously.” (S&H 392:24-27) This is especially important now, when information is filling our news media about a supposed new and more dangerous strain of the so-called covid flu in Southern Africa — as if it were real and can injure man, who is God’s image and likeness!
Science and Health tells us, "One disease is no more real than another… Hence decided types of acute disease are quite as ready to yield to Truth as the less distinct type and chronic form of disease. Truth handles the most malignant contagion with perfect assurance." (176:24-25, 29) This, of course, does not mean a Christian Scientist would ever ignore what appears to be symptoms of a contagious disease, nor go out in public without fully healing such symptoms. "...Christian Scientists are, or should be, the most systematic and law-abiding people on earth,..." our Leader reminds us. (See Ret. 87:10) But in a very helpful article titled "Contagion" she also challenges us with this statement: "If only people would believe that good is more contagious than evil..."! (Mis. 22:20) As followers of Christ's Science, we're all working to prove that is true.
My niece told me that a few weeks back she’d gone to get her hair plaited by her usual hairdresser. When her hairstyle was complete, the hairdresser casually mentioned that she was recovering from the corona virus and was still feeling weak. Right then, my niece said that she started panicking, and the question, “What if I get the disease from her?” started to ring in her thoughts. These fears kept returning to her all the way back to her home.
That very afternoon, my niece said she began to start having a dry sore throat and by the next day she was feeling a heaviness in her chest as well. At this point, she began to review her thoughts and started to realise that she was only having these symptoms because she had been afraid of catching the infection from the time the hairdresser mentioned it. Mrs. Eddy instructs us that, “When the condition is present which you say induces disease, whether it be air, exercise, heredity, contagion, or accident, then perform your office as porter and shut out these unhealthy thoughts and fears.” (S&H 392:27-30) Entertaining a belief of disease that could never be true about her as a child of God, my niece seemed to manifest those symptoms. But she reversed this course of action and began silently to affirm in prayer that her health is established and maintained by God’s law, the law of unchanging perfection, which is the only condition she or anyone else can ever have. Holding on to this truth until midday, my niece saw all of the symptoms vanish, and she was healed.
It is so lovely to know that healing in Christian Science is as easily demonstrated by the one who is just beginning to learn about it as it is to the lifelong student. Even the small truths learnt and applied by my niece had all the power to break the material illusion that she could be ill! I rejoice that she could prove this healing truth for herself, “Become conscious for a single moment that Life and intelligence are purely spiritual, — neither in nor of matter, — and the body will then utter no complaints. If suffering from a belief in sickness, you will find yourself suddenly well.” (S&H 14:12-16) - C.
Healing of a Headache
My neighbor came to me last week and told me she had a bad headache and she asked me to pray for her. Before I could answer her she said, "Please don't even think of saying you can't pray for me, because I know you have been taught how to heal in your religion!" I smiled and told her I was so happy to pray for her. She replied, "Okay but I am going to the mountain to pray." It is common in African culture for citizens to go out into the wilderness to pray and to seek audience with God there. l asked if l could accompany her and she agreed. I took my Bible and my copy of Science and Health. I knew that what she really was seeking wasn't a higher physical location, but a higher, more spiritual sense of God and man. With Christian Science, I knew I could help her attain that.
On the way to the mountain I asked her if she ever had read the entire first chapter of Genesis? She said yes. I asked her if there is anywhere in that chapter where God said He created anything bad, such as diseases or suffering? "No," she replied. I told her that if you look deeply on how you were created, as Genesis 1 tells us, it shows that you were created in His likeness, which means you are Godlike. We reached the mountain and continued with our study of the Bible, sharing ideas about perfect God and perfect man. I continued in silent prayer. I then realized that her thought was changing as we were discussing these ideas. Suddenly she turned to me and exclaimed, "I now don't believe that I am sick anymore!" After two hours she told me she had forgotten about the pain, and the pain was gone. I told her that she didn’t have to believe in sickness because it is not real. God never makes or allows it.
She was healed so easily. Her thought was receptive to the truth, and as Christ Jesus told his followers, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32) This was my first time to be asked by someone to pray for them! I was so grateful. We came back home, rejoicing, whilst she was fine with no more pain. l thank and praise God for that wonderful healing! - M.
Prompt Healing of Illness
About an hour after midnight yesterday a friend in the UK sent me a message saying that he had just gone back home from work unable to carry on with his night shift because he had a bad cold, no voice, he felt weak, and he had a headache. I sent him a message that I would be praying for him. I assured him that he would be all right because God would heal him.
At that moment though, I almost got distracted as the thought popped into my head, "I hope it’s not covid!" I was surprised by that aggressive mental suggestion, because ever since I became a Christian Scientist, I’ve never paid any more attention to so-called names of diseases, because all diseases and problems are just false fears, or error. So I was sure that the thought wasn't my own. The only name for any and all diseases (and their symptoms) is "nothingness" or "lie." God Himself tells us, "Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD." (Jer. 23:24) Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, makes the meaning of that scripture crystal clear in her book Christian Science versus Pantheism: "...If God is infinite good, what and where is evil?... For if God, good, is Mind, and evil also is mind, the Christian religion has at least two Gods. If Spirit is sovereign, how can matter be force or law; and if God, good, is omnipotent, what power hath evil?" (Pan. 6:15–16 If, 21)
Then I laughed! Right at that exact moment I totally refused to participate in the mortal dream of acknowledging diseases. I also insisted that no one can be hypnotized into believing that covid (or any other disease) is real, because God is the only Mind and He never made sickness. So I confidently insisted in prayer that my friend couldn’t be sick with something that Deity was not expressing in him. This man could have only the good thoughts and conditions that God was giving him.
I then sent him a message affirming, “God loves you and He is caring for you always, and He has never failed those that trust in His ever-present help. God meets all your needs, including health. Be of good cheer.”
In two hours he phoned me back and in a clear, understandable voice, told me he was getting some food to eat in preparation to return to work. This healing was clearly a sign of divine Love at work. I thank God each day for the everlasting harmony of Soul and Love’s ever presence. - A.
Weather Proved Powerless to Destroy Business Venture
Last month, I went into my chicken run as usual to feed the birds that I raise to sell at market, when I saw many of them lying on the ground in an unusual manner. Rushing about in a panic, I realized that nearly 20 of my chickens had expired from the heat! At this point, being a student of Christian Science, I recognized an urgent need to see the situation differently, and decided to quickly seek help from a Christian Science practitioner.
I communicated with a practitioner, telling him of the urgent need, my worries for my livelihood, and that although the weather was very hot that day, this situation shouldn’t be happening. As I explained what was going on, the practitioner gently reminded me that one aspect of God's creation cannot destroy another aspect of His creation. Right then, I became more calm as it began to dawn upon me that the weather was under God’s control, so it couldn't destroy God's chickens.
The practitioner then shared some practical healing truths from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (the Christian Science textbook) by Mary Baker Eddy: “Heat and cold are products of mortal mind. ...Mortal mind produces animal heat, and then expels it through the abandonment of a belief, or increases it to the point of self-destruction. Hence it is mortal mind, not matter, which says, “I die.” Heat would pass from the body as painlessly as gas dissipates into the air when it evaporates but for the belief that inflammation and pain must accompany the separation of heat from the body. ...Change the mental state, and the chills and fever disappear.” (S&H 374:26 (only), 30; 375:7–8)
This happened around 2:30 pm Zimbabwe time. Around 6:00 pm I sent a message to the practitioner to tell him that I had not lost any more chickens since I had called. We had proved that it could be scorching hot, but the hot weather God made is harmless.
Some days later, news began to come in on neighborhood poultry chat groups that people had lost most or even all of their chickens during that heat wave. Their broiler chickens were all from the same batch as mine that were being made ready to market during the festive season. This shows how important it is to know the truth of being, the truth taught and practiced by Christ Jesus, that makes us free! (John 8:32)
I was so very grateful that the practitioner had immediately reversed the error of belief by maintaining in prayer the facts of God’s absolute power and perfection. Since this experience, I have not lost any more of my chickens. Glory to God! - T.
Chronic Bad Health Healed
Whilst in my village recently, I met a neighbor who was in a grave state of health, and learnt that she had been very ill for months. Knowing that I was a Christian Scientist, she asked me to pray for her recovery and I quickly agreed.
Reaching out to God in prayer, I was reminded of the relationship between God, divine Love, and His spiritual offspring, man. (Acts 17:28) This establishes that God made man in His own image (Gen. 1:27) which means only spiritual perfection for His creation. We learn in Science and Health that, ”The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea, – perfect God and perfect man, – as the basis of thought and demonstration.” (259:11-14) Knowing this truth, it then became clear to me that this woman could be nothing less than the reflected image of God, now and forever, and that her perfect health was an unchanging divine reality which she must feel. Acknowledging these divine facts as the only law of the case, I concluded my prayer with great happiness.
The next morning, my neighbor was amazed that the seeming sickness had completely vanished and that she could now very happily do her household chores! I have so much gratitude for Christian Science, the Comforter, the spirit of Truth which teaches the allness of God and the nothingness of evil, thus bringing “deliverance to the captives [of sense].” (S&H xi:19-21) - H.
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