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A Shipwreck and the Sovereignty of God

In the book of Acts, we have this stirring narrative of Paul's shipwreck on his way to Rome (according to 2 Cor. 11:25, this must have been at least his fourth time to experience this!).  While this is interesting in itself, there are some profound lessons about the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man stitched into the fabric of the story.  After they had set sail - against Paul's advice -  and encountered the storm, Paul confronts the centurion and ship's captain:
Since they had been without food for a long time, Paul stood up among them and said, “Men, you should have listened to me and not have set sail from Crete and incurred this injury and loss. Yet now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship, and he said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who…

God's Rights and Gun Rights

I am a firm believer that the founding fathers of our country were wise in including the Second Amendment.  History teaches that oppressive governments always take advantage of an unarmed people (just think of the Soviet repression of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, in which its citizens fought Soviet tanks with Molotov cocktails).  Hence, I'm very wary of current attempts by the present administration on curbing our rights as law-abiding citizens to own guns (even assault rifles!).  Now, the administration probably honestly believes that more gun control will keep people safe.  However, it sets us up as sheep if a future government were controlled by wolves.

Further, I think it is absolutely right to protest the usurpation of our rights by the government.  As free people, this is our responsibility.  What shall we say when our rights are taken away if we do not speak up?

Nevertheless, as Christians, we must keep things in perspective.  The main problem today is not President Ob…