If you pull out a map of the world and look at all the countries that have the longest deepest traditions of liberty, you realize that those nations have a Calvanistic heritage. Various historians have noted this anomaly. Those who believe that God predetermines everything are the most likely to think that the king of Congress doesn't predestine anything.
Frank Calvert was convinced that he had found the ruins of Troy in western Turkey. Five years later, a more famous individual named Heinrich Schliemann provided money for more digging, and he is usually credited with the discovery.
So, the lesson went that when you hear the Bible taught, it is like the Jordan coming into your sea. But you have to apply it, put it into practice. You have to have an outlet for what you learn—otherwise you are going to become a pretty salty character and things will float in your life that ought to sink. But we can certainly press the metaphor too far.