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How the Seven Mysteries Were Revealed
All the arguments came instantly to mind. They
were of no avail.
"But the Bible says," I protested, "Thou shalt
observe SuNDAY!"
"Can you show that to me in the Bible?" she
asked.
"Well, no," I replied. "I don't know much about the
Bible. My interests and studies have been in the area of
business. But all these churches can't be wrong-they
take their beliefs from the Bible, and they all observe
Sunday."
"If,"
she smiled sincerely-but to me exasperating–
ly-"you can show me where the Bible commands
Sunday observance, I'll go back to it."
There was no dodging the challenge. My marriage
depended on it!
Coincidentally, a sister-in-law, newly married and
fresh out of college, hurled at me a second humiliating
challenge.
"Herbert Armstrong," she accused contemptu–
ously, "you are just plain
ignorant!
Everybody who has
any education
knows
human life has come by
evolution."
I was proud. I had not neglected study and
education. I thought I knew the facts about evolution,
and I didn't believe in it. But now I had to admit I had
never pursued a thorough, in-depth research of the
particular question.
Following on the heels of my wife's "fanaticism,"
this challenge was humiliating. This double jolt to my
pride hit me immediately after the second time my
business had been destroyed. The effect was devastat–
ing. It was utterly frustrating. Nevertheless I was
determined to prove both my wife and sister-in-law
wrong.
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