I am interested in knowing how you reconcile two statements which seem to conflict. First, in Acts 27:22, Paul, on a ship in the middle of a storm, encourages those on the ship by saying "...I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship." Second, a few days later the sailors suspected that the ship was nearing ground and might run up on the rocks. The sailors were lowering boats to leave the ship and Paul said "Unless these men stay in the ship, you cannot be saved." (verse 31). Isn't it a contradiction to say "there will be no loss of life" and then to say "if you leave the ship you will die". How do you reconcile these two statments into a coherent whole?