Once upon a time, a man of great faith was threatened by flood waters approaching his home.
A fire truck came by, and the firemen urged him to get in their truck - "Get in our truck, we can still drive you to safety."
The man refused. "I have no need for your truck," he said, "for I have faith that God will save me."
The flood waters rose and the man had to climb onto the roof of his house to escape them.
A police boat came by, and the police yelled to him, "Get in our boat and we'll get you to safety."
"No need," the man replied, "I have faith that God will save me."
The waters continued to rise.
A Coast Guard helicopter flew overhead and dropped a rope latter down to the man. "Climp up the ladder," a guardman shouted, "and we will get you to safety!"
"No need," the man shouted back, "I have faith that God will save me."
The flood waters the rose over the top of the house and the man died.
The man arrived in Heaven. "God," he said, "I had such faith in You, why didn't You save me?"
God replied, "What do you think the fire truck, the boat, and the helicopter were for?"