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How Many Times was Paul Really Shipwrecked?

The apostle Paul went through many hardships in his life as he labored to bring more souls to Christ. Through all this he recorded many events and challenges. Including several ship wrecks. There were three accounted for within his writings (2 Corinthians 11:25). However, there was a fourth one mentioned towards the very end of Paul’s life in Acts 27.

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The incident occurred on his way towards Rome as a prisoner. Paul had advised against such a voyage it being a bad time of year to travel. Deliberately ignoring his warning, they set sail anyways. As they went, a storm came and damaged the boat (Acts 27:15-16). After many days and several failed attempts to reach safety or get rescued the men began to lose hope. Paul then stood and said, “Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.  – And now I exhort  you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among  you, but of the ship.”

Indeed the ship did wreck on an island and the men reached shore alive and unharmed. The captors were then advised to slay the prisoners lest they try to escape and swim away. However they were spared because of Paul’s advice and council in saving them all.

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3 thoughts on “How Many Times was Paul Really Shipwrecked?

  1. give the answer straight away then the info
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  2. DID YOU NOT KNOW THAT THE BIBLE IS A SPIRITUAL BOOK,
    MUST BE READ WITH SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING , AS GOD IS SPIRIT.
    NOW READ 2 CORINTHIANS 11 AGAIN , WITH A SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING , IN ORDER TO DO THIS , AND TO UNDERSTAND THE SCRIPTURES ,ONE MUST BE BORN AGAIN , OF WATER AND OF BLOOD,
    THEN YOU MUST FIRST SEEK THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN , AND AFTER YOU HAVE FOUND THE KINGDOM , ALL THESE ANSWERS WILL BE REVEALED UNTO YOU ,
    NOW TO START LOOKING FOR THE KINGDOM , ONE MUST UNDERSTAND THIS VERSE ,
    JESUS SAID , NOBODY COMES TO THE FATHER , BUT BY ME ,
    SO NOW WE MUST FIRST GO THROUGH JESUS , BEFORE WE GET TO GOD .
    GOD LIVES WITHIN MAN ,
    NOT FAR ABOVE MOON AND STARS ,
    FOR GOD IS AN ALMIGHTY POSITIVE CREATIVE POWER ,
    THAT LIVES IN MAN ,
    GOD IS SPIRIT
    THANK YOU

    1. Am not a christen but am a believer in God words I love reading the Bible because it speeck to to me about my wrong do in please pray for me that one day I feel his holy spirit in my life

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