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Who am I: I was expecting a great ceremony to be healed of my disease. Instead I was told to wash in the Jordan river seven times, which made me angry. Finally I listened to my servant and washed myself.

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Heart to Heart Talk with the Editor
Plain Truth Magazine
September 1956
Volume: Vol XXI, No.9
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Heart to Heart Talk with the Editor
Herbert W Armstrong   
Church of God

Born: July 31, 1892
Died: January 16, 1986
Member Since: 1928
Ordained: 1931
Office: Apostle

Herbert W. Armstrong founded the Worldwide Church of God in the late 1930s, as well as Ambassador College in 1946, and was an early pioneer of radio and tele-evangelism, originally taking to the airwaves in the 1930s from Eugene, Oregon.

SOME seem to think Gods people never encounter difficulties, meet trials or tests, but are blessed continually with smooth sailing! Because this great and important work of God, conducted through His called human servants, has had to survive a long and severe series of crises and tests of faith, a few have concluded, "Well, if it has met with some trouble, and is in a crisis, I guess it isn't God's work after all. I guess God has deserted it." And then they proceed promptly to desert it themselves, just when it needs their help the most! Does the Bible teach smooth sailing for true Christians whom God is using? Did the men of God, whose lives pleased God, as recorded in the Bible, have only an easy time of it, or were they constantly meeting trials, tests, troubles of every sort - being continually forced to cry out to God for deliverance? Listen to God's own instruction:

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Plain Truth MagazineSeptember 1956Vol XXI, No.9
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