The Devout Christian

A devout Christian was on a sinking boat praying to God to save him. 

An hour later a large fishing boat came by and asked if he wanted to come on board.

"No," he said. "My Lord will save me."

Two hours later another boat passed and tried to help.

But the man said, "God will save me."

Three hours later, a helicopter flew by and offered him help.

Again the man refused.  "God will not let me down."

The man died.  When he went through the Pearly Gates he said, "My Lord.  Why didn't you save me?"

God said, "I tried!  I sent you two boats and a helicopter.  But you've got to work with me."