Hurricane Katrina and Other Natural Disasters Part 2
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Bill Kochman

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November 27, 2009

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Sins Of Modern America Exposed - Abortion, Embryonic Stem Cell
Research, Gay And Lesbian Relationships & Same-Sex "Marriage",
Gay And Lesbian Clergy, Materialism And Pedophilia In Certain
Churches, Profiteering From God's Word, Corruption In The US
Government, Corruption In American Big Business, America Has
Become Like Ancient Israel & Is An Abomination In God's Sight,
Israel Abandoned The True God & Worshipped Heathen False Gods,
Spread Of False Religions All Across America, Earthquakes Are
Another Form Of Divine Chastisement, Jesus Calms Sea And Waves




As we were discussing at the conclusion of part one, today
in modern America, many people have strayed from the path of
righteousness, and turned away from the Sound Truth and the
Holy Principles of God's Word. To add sin upon sin, unborn
children are mercilessly slaughtered by the millions through
the vile practice of abortion year after year. Please refer
to the series "Abortion: The Slaughter Of The Innocent" for
a more in-depth look at this issue. In a related area, the
heartless destruction of days-old embryos through embryonic
stem cell research has now become accepted by some people as
a necessary evil in order to achieve the betterment of the
human condition. But is prolonging human life through acts
of murder really an ethical practice? Do you believe that
God simply ignores such acts of butchery?

As if these crimes against life aren't already enough, gay
and lesbian relationships, and same-sex "marriage", have now
become accepted by many people -- particularly by misguided
teens and young adults -- as a normal and natural lifestyle.
These sinful relationships have even been blessed by certain
so-called "Christian" churches, who in their delusion and
rebellion, even accept such persons as respected members of
their clergy. Please consider reading such series as "When
Sin Is No Longer A Sin" and "Homosexuality And Lesbianism:
To The Point" if you wish to gain an expanded understanding
of this topic from a Bible-based Christian perspective.

In addition to their worldly pursuit of comfort and material
wealth, in certain churches -- such as in the Roman Catholic
Church -- as it is now widely known, acts of pedophilia also
run rampant. This sin against the young has been occurring
for many years, and yet ecclesiastical leadership has chosen
to turn a blind eye to these vile acts, and to cover them up.
To make matters worse, and to add to the shame of our faith,
many Christian writers today sell God's Word -- or at least
what they claim to be God's Word -- for profit, which is in
direct contradiction to, and in violation of, the teachings
of Jesus Christ and His Apostles, who taught us to freely
share the Word of God, as we have freely received it. Please
refer to such articles as "Money-Making Bible Hucksters And
Mammon" for more information regarding this topic.

While in his now-famous 1863 Gettysburg Address, US president
Abraham Lincoln made the statement that we must all struggle
to ensure that a "government of the people, by the people, for
the people, shall not perish from the earth", today, not even
one and fifty years later, it can truly be said that the term
"for the people" has been trampled underfoot, and is only an
illusion which exists in the minds of the electorate. The US
Federal Government has now become so big and powerful, that
it now feels that it has the right to spy on its own citizens
through a variety of methods. At this current time, there are
now in operation so many closed-circuit surveillance cameras
scattered across the land, that it's difficult for one not to
feel that he lives in a veritable Police State, or perhaps in
the Orwellian world of 1984's "Big Brother". The situation in
Great Britain is even worse, according to what I have read.

While it is true that American citizens still retain certain
rights and freedoms which are not enjoyed by citizens in some
other countries of the world, we should all be mindful of the
fact that these freedoms only extend so far. Step beyond the
limits that are tolerated by the US Government, and you may
learn how free you really are. Between government databases,
the national network of surveillance cameras, secret wire
taps -- or telephone monitoring -- the FBI's infamous email
packet sniffing program known as "Carnivore", and similar
mechanisms which remain unknown to us, surely our personal
privacy has been violated and compromised considerably more
than what many of us would find acceptable, if we only knew
when and where it is happening. And this is "government for
the people"?

Furthermore, it is an established fact that there are many
corrupt politicians in Washington, DC who engage in back room
deals with lobbyists and other parties. Such people have lost
the vision of why they were elected to public office, and no
longer truly serve the American people. Rather, they serve
only themselves, and will do whatever is necessary in order
to enrich themselves, and remain in power. After all, many of
these individuals are career politicians.

To list the sins of the U.S. Government against the rest of
the world would require a great deal of time and energy. As
such, suffice it to say that in recent decades, the United
States of America has afflicted more nations with war and
violence, economic hardship through its clandestine trade
wars, as well as other forms of hardship by its intentional
destruction of national infrastructure and public services,
than any other country in the modern era. While US citizens
often hear of American humanitarian efforts, what they are
rarely told is how America's penchant for war can totally
destroy a nation, and leave its people just struggling to
survive in the aftermath.

Such is the case with the sovereign nation of Iraq; and it's
why the American Government has spent literally billions of
dollars over the past six years in order to rebuild that
nation. It was the USA which created the destruction in the
first place. It was because of that widespread destruction
that many of the Iraqi people didn't joyfully throw flowers
to the American troops -- as had been anticipated -- when
they first went there. Perhaps America liberated the Iraqi
people from the tyrannical rule of Saddam Hussein, but look
closely at what was left after Saddam Hussein was toppled.
If you personally doubt anything that I have stated here,
then I encourage you to conduct your own online research in
order to verify the facts. The American economy thrives on
war, plain and simple.

American Big Business is no exception and is likewise full of
corruption. As the ongoing global economic crisis, and the
dismal economic situation continue, the American mass media
has revealed the fact that the financial leaders of America
are just as evil and greedy as their political counterparts.
In fact, it is obvious that they are bedfellows; and as it is
now known, it is these greedy financiers who are directly
responsible for the current economic crisis which has swept
the world. Even now, while many American workers and families
struggle just to try to make ends meet, the pompous leaders
of the Big Business elite have the audacity to pay themselves
eye-boggling salaries, and receive bonus payments on top of
it all. These people are clearly without scruples. The U.S.
Government bailed out these financial institutions, and yet
these greedy financiers continue to line their own pockets.

The purpose of the previous paragraphs is to help you to see
that whether we are talking about regular American citizens,
or America's spiritual leadership, or her political leaders,
or the leadership of American Big Business, or her military
leadership, sadly, sin and corruption run very deep through
them all like a stubborn root which refuses to be removed. In
spite of American claims of being "one nation under God", and
a Christian nation, by her very actions, America reveals to
the world that in large part, she has abandoned the Christian
faith upon which she was founded, and she has become an ugly
abomination in God's sight. I am reminded of what the Prophet
Jeremiah wrote about the sins of Israel over 2,500 years ago:

"And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the
fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered,
ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination."
Jeremiah 2:7, KJV

The Prophet Hosea likewise wrote the following concerning
the Israelites' abandonment of the one true God, and their
evil fascination with the false gods of the heathen:

"For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples;
and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a
fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces
thereof."
Hosea 8:14, KJV

Ironically, being that He is who He is, God knew beforehand,
even as far back as the time of Moses, that once the children
of Israel settled comfortably in the land of Canaan, that the
time would eventually arrive when they would abandon Him, and
follow after the false gods of the heathen nations that were
around them. Thus, the Lord said to Moses:

"And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with
thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring
after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go
to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant
which I have made with them."
Deuteronomy 31:16, KJV

Thus, scattered throughout the Old Testament, we find verses
such as the following which clearly demonstrate how far the
children of Israel had backslidden from the Lord God who had
delivered them out of Egyptian bondage:

"And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which
brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other
gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them,
and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to
anger."
Judges 2:12, KJV

"And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of
the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of
Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the
gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the
Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not him."
Judges 10:6, KJV

"And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and
went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land,
whom God destroyed before them."
1 Chronicles 5:25, KJV

"Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the
slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the
children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed
down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.
Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah,
and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why
hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which could
not deliver their own people out of thine hand?
2 Chronicles 25:14-15, KJV

"For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote
him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria
help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may
help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel."
2 Chronicles 28:23, KJV

So just as ancient Israel abandoned her Maker and followed
after strange gods and strange religions, the United States
of America today is likewise full of many abominable works --
such as the aforementioned ones -- and she too has foolishly
followed strange gods which her forefathers knew not. To her
shame, false religions such as Islam, Buddhism and a variety
of other oriental religions, Wicca and other New Age beliefs,
and an assortment of African religions -- Voodoo, Hoodoo and
Santeria -- and certain Native American beliefs have become
deeply rooted all across the nation. Furthermore, calling up
one's favorite psychic, getting a tarot card reading, going
to a palm reader, attending a seance and calling upon the
spirits of the dead -- necromancy -- and holding rituals in
the forest are common practices these days.

Lamentably, in the so-called spirit of ecumenism, aspects of
certain of these false religions have even been incorporated
into so-called "Christian" church services. Without a doubt,
the city of New Orleans is a partaker in these very same sins
and abominations, because many of her residents are beholden
to these deceptive spirits of devils. They claim to walk in
the light, while at the same time, they practice the works of
darkness. As we saw in part one, the Apostle Paul asked the
misguided brethren at Corinth "what communion hath light with
darkness?"

For those of you who may not understand its meaning, the word
"abomination" in the previous verse from the Book of Jeremiah
is derived from the Hebrew word "tow ebah". This word refers
to something which is disgusting, unclean or wicked. This is
how God came to view the Israelites of old due to their many
sins against Him; and that is why He eventually chose to cast
them out of His sight, cast them out of the land of Israel,
and even refused to hear their prayers, as I explain in such
articles as "Beholding The Evil And The Good" and "The Fruits
Of Disobedience". The question then is this: Will God have to
do the same thing to America in order to wake up her people
and shake them up? Will He have to remove the soft pillows of
luxury from underneath their arms before they return to Him?

In addition to the previous forms of Divine Affliction that
we examined in part one of this series, the Bible makes it
clear that earthquakes are also included on the Lord's list
of instruments of judgment when it comes to chastising His
rebellious, backslidden children. Again, allow me to remind
you that rather than view these events as natural disasters
which result from tectonic plate movement, it is important
that we recognize earthquakes as coming from God's Hand. It
is true that the actual physical mechanism which causes the
earthquakes to occur is tectonic plate movement, but at the
same the time, the following Scriptural examples reveal to
us that it is God's Hand at work. These verses irrefutably
prove that the Lord is in complete control of the natural
forces and elements of the Earth:

"But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her
mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto
them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall
understand that these men have provoked the LORD. And it
came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these
words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and
their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah,
and all their goods."
Numbers 16:30-32, KJV

"Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of
the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty. The lofty looks
of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be
bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one
that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted
up; and he shall be brought low: And upon all the cedars of
Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks
of Bashan, And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the
hills that are lifted up, And upon every high tower, and
upon every fenced wall, And upon all the ships of Tarshish,
and upon all pleasant pictures. And the loftiness of man
shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be
made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
And the idols he shall utterly abolish. And they shall go
into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the
earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his
majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. In
that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols
of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to
the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the
rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of
the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth
to shake terribly the earth."
Isaiah 2:10-21, KJV

"Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath
and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall
destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of
heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their
light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the
moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish
the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity;
and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and
will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a
man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden
wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the
earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the
LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger."
Isaiah 13:9-13, KJV

"Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O
inhabitant of the earth. And it shall come to pass, that he
who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the
pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall
be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are
open, and the foundations of the earth do shake. The earth
is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the
earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro
like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and
the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it
shall fall, and not rise again. And it shall come to pass in
that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high
ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the
earth. And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are
gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and
after many days shall they be visited. Then the moon shall
be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts
shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his
ancients gloriously."
Isaiah 24:17-23, KJV

"Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye
year to year; let them kill sacrifices. Yet I will distress
Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall
be unto me as Ariel. And I will camp against thee round
about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I
will raise forts against thee. And thou shalt be brought
down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech
shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of
one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy
speech shall whisper out of the dust. Moreover the multitude
of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude
of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away:
yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly. Thou shalt be
visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with
earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the
flame of devouring fire. And the multitude of all the
nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight
against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall
be as a dream of a night vision. It shall even be as when an
hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh,
and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth,
and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is
faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of
all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion."
Isaiah 29:1-8, KJV

"And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall
come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my
fury shall come up in my face. For in my jealousy and in the
fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there
shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; So that the
fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the
beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon
the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the
earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall
be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every
wall shall fall to the ground. And I will call for a sword
against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD:
every man's sword shall be against his brother. And I will
plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will
rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people
that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great
hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself,
and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many
nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD."
Ezekiel 38:18-23, KJV

"Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up
the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them
come up: Beat your plowshares into swords, and your
pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather
yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty
ones to come down, O LORD. Let the heathen be wakened, and
come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit
to judge all the heathen round about. Put ye in the sickle,
for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press
is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the
day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. The sun
and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw
their shining. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and
utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the
earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his
people, and the strength of the children of Israel. So shall
ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my
holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall
no strangers pass through her any more."
Joel 3:9-17, KJV

"For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little
while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the
sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the
desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house
with glory, saith the LORD of hosts."
Haggai 2:6-7, KJV

"Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be
divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations
against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken,
and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of
the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of
the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall
the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when
he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in
that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem
on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the
midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there
shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall
remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the
valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall
flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days
of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and
all the saints with thee. And it shall come to pass in that
day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: But it
shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day,
nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time
it shall be light."
Zechariah 14:1-7, KJV

"See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they
escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more
shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh
from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he
hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth
only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more,
signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as
of things that are made, that those things which cannot be
shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which
cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God
acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a
consuming fire."
Hebrews 12:25-29, KJV

"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo,
there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as
sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the
stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree
casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty
wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled
together; and every mountain and island were moved out of
their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men,
and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty
men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves
in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to
the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the
face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath
of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who
shall be able to stand?"
Revelation 6:12-17, KJV

"And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the
tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were
slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were
affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven . . . And
the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen
in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were
lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake,
and great hail."
Revelation 11:13, 19, KJV

"And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great
river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that
the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. And I
saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth
of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of
the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of
devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of
the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the
battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as
a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his
garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he
gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew
tongue Armageddon. And the seventh angel poured out his vial
into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple
of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there
were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a
great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the
earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great
city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the
nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before
God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness
of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains
were not found."
Revelation 16:12-20, KJV

While we are informed that God, through His executioners and
agents -- Satan and his demonic horde -- can afflict humanity
with these things, we are also told that He can restrain the
forces of nature as well. One famous example of this is when
Jesus calmed the storm on the Sea of Galilee as He walked to
His Disciples who were struggling in their boat. In another
example, so great a storm occurred while Jesus was sleeping
in the boat, that the Lord's Disciples grew fearful. Again,
Jesus merely spoke the word, and the weather became calm.
Consider the following verse sets:

"And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed
him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea,
insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was
asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying,
Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye
fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the
winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men
marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the
winds and the sea obey him!"
Matthew 8:23-27, KJV

"And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him
even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him
other little ships. And there arose a great storm of wind,
and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a
pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest
thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind,
and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased,
and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye
so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared
exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is
this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"
Mark 4:36-41, KJV

"Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a
ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go
over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched
forth. But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down
a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water,
and were in jeopardy. And they came to him, and awoke him,
saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked
the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and
there was a calm. And he said unto them, Where is your faith?
And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What
manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and
water, and they obey him."
Luke 8:22-25, KJV

"And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a
mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was
there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea,
tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the
fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on
the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea,
they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried
out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying,
Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered
him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on
the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down
out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But
when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning
to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately
Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto
him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And
when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased."
Matthew 14:23-32, KJV

"And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the
sea, and he alone on the land. And he saw them toiling in
rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the
fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon
the sea, and would have passed by them. But when they saw him
walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and
cried out: For they all saw him, and were troubled. And
immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of
good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. And he went up unto them
into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed
in themselves beyond measure, and wondered."
Mark 6:47-51, KJV

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