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Freaking Out on Religion
Plain Truth Magazine
March 22, 1975
Volume: Vol XL, No.5
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Freaking Out on Religion
Garner Ted Armstrong   
Church of God

Born: February 9, 1930
Died: September 15, 2003
Member Since: 1930
Ambassador College: 1956
Ordained: 1955
Office: Evangelist

He said his name was Jesus Christ. I didn't believe him. "Get out of my office," I said, He looked at me in startled amazement. As I rose from my desk, I firmly clasped him by the arm and showed him the door. "Is this the way you receive me?" he asked. "What makes you think I am receiving you?" I replied. "I am escorting you out of my office!" With that, the man who claimed he was Jesus was shown to the outside door. In my more than twenty years in the ministry, I have had various and sundry Elijahs, Jonahs, Jeremiahs and even possibly an apostle Paul or two come to me with the idea that they had some enormously important "spiritual calling" to fulfill. Many of these people have claimed to have experienced dreams or seen visions. One person claimed he saw Jesus "standing at the foot of his bed," and when he awoke from a trance-like state, he discovered the imprinted marks of a cross on his forehead!

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Plain Truth MagazineMarch 22, 1975Vol XL, No.5
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