We went onshore to Jamaica today to do some shopping. We were harrassed quite a bit by the locals who wanted totake us on tours, but never felt threatened in any way. To be honest, my wife was very concerned about the trip, but I'm a Calvinist.
Which makes me think...How do the 'free-willers' make it through life? I don't think I could live with the uncertainty that being an Arminian entails. As a Calvinist, I can say with the Apostle Paul that no matter what happens, God is still in control and is working all things together for my good, and, more importantly, for His own Glory. So if the boat sinks, if sickness comes, if there is bodily harm, persecution, trials, even death itself am a conqueror in Christ. Not that God takes these bad situations and makes them good, but that through the death of Christ, sinking, sickness, persecution and death become my friends. They are the path to victory for the Christian, because, ultimately, they are for the Christians good and God's glory.
We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.