This 14th installment finds Mr. Armstrong arriving on the West Coast in 1924, starting a new advertising business, being knocked down again, and angered into the first real STUDY of the Bible. After the flash depression of 1920 had plunged all my major advertising clients into receiverships, sweeping away the publishers' representative business in Chicago, I had hung grimly on for two more years. It was futile. What I totally failed, then, to realize was that God was beginning to deal with me, to strike me down, take away the "idols" of business ambitions, and set me in His work for a very special mission. Jonah tried to escape on a ship from a mission of God. Isaiah protested he was unworthy. Jeremiah argued he was too young. Paul had to be knocked down. But it required several knockdowns to deflate me and wean me from the love of this world.
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