Healing stories from South Africa

Reprinted from the July 25 & August 1, 2011 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.

Sunday School students from Third Church of Christ, Scientist, in Johannesburg, South Africa, share their healings and inspiration.

I have learned a lot from Christian Science. I’ve had some healings from praying to God. Praying really helped me through exams and some home problems. I prayed more about school work, and I was really amazed at how I was achieving good marks. Mary Baker Eddy said in Science and Health, “All is under the control of the one Mind, even God” (p. 544). It shows that God is with you and is giving you the ideas you need. You just need to be calm and trust in God. The Bible says in Proverbs, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart” (3:5). I am so grateful that I came to Christian Science. The most important thing is knowing how to pray to God!

Senelisiwe Nkomo

“There are no accidents in God’s kingdom.” This thought occurred to me on Christmas Day last year, when I accidently jumped on my younger brother’s toe while playing Xbox Kinect. I am very tall and had high heels on at the time. This incident occurred suddenly, just before my family and I were to go out for Christmas lunch. I knew that I had to turn to God for help so that both my brother and I could participate completely in all the excitement.

I was worried that my brother was hurt, but also knew I didn’t need to buy into material thinking. I prayed with my brother, telling him what I had learned in Sunday School—that there can be no accidents in God’s kingdom. I reminded him that he was a spiritual idea and could not be hurt, as he was God’s image and likeness. If God could not be hurt, neither could he. Afterward, my brother was fine and we were able to go to lunch with our aunt and uncle.

The healing completed itself when my brother forgave me for jumping on his toe and I forgave myself because God does not punish us. He sees us as perfect. My brother’s toe healed instantly and showed zero signs of injury. All thanks to God and His unwavering protection.

Gemma Ritchie

I started attending this Christian Science Sunday School when I was eight years old, and Christian Science has helped me massively. It has given me a spiritual understanding and has helped me grow. In addition, it has healed me in so many ways. Recently, quite a large amount of money for which I was responsible was stolen at work. I knew that all reflect God, Truth, and so must reflect honesty. My Sunday School teacher was sending me notes on honesty and how the truth would be revealed. Soon, an envelope containing half of the money was found through unusual circumstances. I was very grateful for this, as I would have had to pay back the full amount out of my earnings.

Another healing of mine was when I had scraped the skin off my toe during the Christmas holidays. It was painful. However, I decided to pray about it and knew that pain does not exist in the kingdom of God. A few days later I realized I’d forgotten all about the toe—and when I checked on it, I saw it had healed completely.

Christian Science has also helped me school-wise, especially with my final exams. Praying and knowing that “God sets the questions; God knows the answers; God also marks the papers” helped me a lot and kept me calm throughout these final exams. I achieved so much!

Christian Science has had a great impact in my life. Not only does it help in my healings, but also in everything I do daily.

Moleboheng Beauty Masehlelo

I was very nervous about writing my test for my driver’s learner’s license, so I contacted my Sunday School teacher. She told me that, just like “I walk with Love along the way” (Hymn 139 in the Christian Science Hymnal), I also “Drive with Love along the way.” I knew that God gave each one of us potential, including to drive, so it made sense for me to demonstrate this in getting my license. We are all made in His image and likeness, and are the reflections of Him (the only one all-knowing Mind). Mind is good and spiritual, so there is no reason to worry about relying on a human mind; therefore, I could be confident that I would be supported in passing the test.

I thought about this the whole night before, as well as the morning of my test, and prayed thoroughly. While I was writing my test, I kept on going through Hymn 304 by Mary Baker Eddy, which begins, “Shepherd, show me how to go.” I knew God was right there beside me, showing me which way to go and leading me in the right direction. My Sunday School teacher had also given me passages from the Bible about not being afraid because God is at my right hand (see Isa. 41:13).

I ended up passing my test and am truly grateful to God for helping me and showing me the right away through divine Mind.

Nikki Papadopoulos

During my final year at school last year, I struggled to cope with all the work and with the insecurity of what would happen after that. I didn’t want to study a course at university that wasn’t right for me.

At first I was interested in studying architecture, but was disappointed when I wasn’t accepted at one of the universities to which I’d applied. It made me think that perhaps this wasn’t the course I really wanted to study. This actually came as quite a relief because instead of feeling like that opportunity was lost forever, I felt like I had a whole lot of new opportunities open up for me.

It finally became clear to me that what I wanted to do was Fine Arts at a university near my home. This was also quite a competitive degree, and there weren’t many spaces, but I was a bit more confident as I had done really well in art at school. I went for an interview with the art department, which was really nerve-racking. I was put on a waiting list and told they might take over a month to tell me whether I had been accepted or not.

I spoke to my Sunday School teacher about it, and she reassured me that there is always a place for everyone in God’s kingdom, even though I had been told that space in this course was limited. She said no one can be left out of any good. I was also told that it wasn’t really the university that decided whether I should be accepted or not—it was God’s decision.

I started to feel much less worried about everything and felt a lot less resentful toward the universities. A week or two later, long before they had told me I would be notified, I was accepted into the Art School at my university of choice. I felt certain that this was the course I wanted to do. At the moment I am doing very well at university and enjoying my degree very much.

Maia James

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    These were the Messengers of “ISLAM” before me: Krishna, Abraham, Buddha, Zoroaster, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Bab, Bahaullah.

    Muhammad was the Last Messenger and Prophet of Almighty Allah.

    Baha-u-llah means the Glory of God.

    Bahai means Children of the Light.

    Your Heavenly Ancestors travelled From Heaven to Earth and they were Blue Black People. When the First Man became enligtened, he created Religion. Thereafter all Man’s Problem upon the Face of the Earth Began, for many Religions evolved with many Philosophies, but the Religion of the People of the Light is “ISLAM”, it means there is none else to be Worshipped but Almighty Allah, and Total Submission to Almighty Allah.

    I AM THAT I AM:11111929-11112929.

    ADAM: Means the Spiritual World
    EVE: Means the Material World.

    No Mind can conceive “Almighty Allah” not even this Pen, so you must only worship that which you cannot See for you cannot see the Spirit within your Body.

    Before Destruction there is always a Warning, and the World has no beginning neither and end, therefore let no man deceive you upon the Earth of an end to the “WORLD”.

    Each time man actions on earth becomes displeasing to Almighty Allah a “New Messenger or Prophet is Sent to Bring Mankind Back to Almighty Allah, so each Dispensation that ends, when the New Dispensation Comes; we say the world has ended and the New Teachings becomes the New Heaven.

    And I saw a “NEW” Jurasalem Descending from Heaven. The New Geographical Location or the Teachings of I AM THAT I AM shall be from this Location for we are going to Destroy Israel.

    Religion without Science is nothing, but a Fraud a Myth and a Fantasy.

    Euro-Centric Christianity is a Fraud a Myth and a Fantasy. There is nothing like Christian JESUS sent to earth by Almighty Allah.

    There is a PAGAN called Christian whose name represents the TEACHINGS of JESUS and there is where CHRISTIANITY evolved, but JESUS nor any of his followers were Christians. Therefore Africans have to give Back their Holy Bibles to Europeans. Build a Small Alter in your Homes and use Water, Plants and grains from the Earth on your Altars to Prayer. Your Ancestors are Closer to Almighty Allah than Religious Doctrines of Men so seek your Ancestors. They can teach you in this world and in the Next.

    And where there is Religion accept all for if you accept “ONE” and Reject the other then you are creating division among you, for it is written by the Prophets: I am closest to Jesus in this world and in the NEXT, but do not worship me like how the Christians worship JESUS for I am but a slave of “Allah” (GOD) for though the Messengers and the Prophets may have different Mothers, their Religion remains, but “ONE” and the same…Prophet Muhammam (ISLAM)
    All Religion is “ONE”….Bahaullah (Bahai)

    I AM THAT I AM:11111929-11112929.


    Jesus Religion: A Critical Examination of Christian Insanity
    Jesus Religion
    The Book: Jesus Religion
    Jesus Religion Events
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    Jesus Teaching

    I first would like to list some of the false teaching concerning Jesus that permeates
    much of Christianity today. These ideas were created through early Orthodox Christian
    leaders, who formed the religion that evolved into the various denominations we know
    today; but were never the teaching of Jesus.

    Therefore, it is important to understand that today’s Christian doctrines falsely promote:

    Jesus teaching condemnation.
    Jesus teaching division.
    Jesus teaching original sin.
    Jesus teaching eternal punishment in hell.
    Jesus teaching that the Bible is the word of God.
    Jesus teaching he was a blood sacrifice for sins.
    Jesus teaching the idea of a triune god, known as “The Trinity.”
    Jesus teaching he was a deity.
    Jesus teaching disciples to establish a religion.

    Let us understand that when Jesus spoke, his teaching was conveyed through
    parables. Parables are simple stories that convey a hidden teaching of truth. The
    parables were passed down by word of mouth called “oral tradition.” These parables
    containing Jesus’ teaching were preserved by Orthodox Christian writers, many of which
    can be found in the New Testament. Astoundingly, the people who preserved Jesus’
    teaching did not understand that the parables spoke against their religious ideas.

    Jesus’ teaching has been twisted by mistakenly interpreting his parables literally instead
    of metaphorically. Fearful Christian doctrines were formed and the Bible is used as a
    method of enforcing erroneous teaching. Though this has occurred, I want to suggest
    that these writings can be understood in a new light to reveal a timeless message of:

    Jesus teaching we should love all, and we are connected.
    Jesus teaching against division.
    Jesus teaching we were not born inherently bad, but eternal.
    Jesus teaching hell is a state of mind, not a place.
    Jesus teaching we are not to follow a book, but the Spirit.
    Jesus teaching against blood sacrifice.
    Jesus teaching against the ideas of religion.
    Jesus teaching that all of us are one with God.

    It is time for the ideas of religion to come down from within the mind of humanity, so that
    we can come to the truth of who we are. It it is time for the true Jesus teaching to come
    forth instead of the promotion of the “Jesus Religion” many have been following.

    Jesus’ timeless message begins here: “The Kingdom of God is within you.”

    – Louis Charles (author of the book Jesus Religion)

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