The WWII Mark XIV torpedo was flawed from the beginning and was the US submarine’s standard fleet torpedo. It was designed in the 1930’s and not until many misses and duds that the reliability of the torpedo was questioned and even then the complaints were rejected. It looked good and in some minor tests it exploded but in combat it failed many times. One time it even sank the submarine it was fired from. Eventually it was discovered that it had many design faults and all built, were faulty. And as one stated, "The only reliable feature of the torpedo was it’s unreliability". Many Submarines were destroyed and many US Sailors lost their lives to the faulty torpedo. Many of the faults were finally corrected but it was eventually replaced with the Mark 16 torpedo. That torpedo reminds me of something in the Bible. When God created man it was a unique design but there was one way it could go astray. God gave man the freedom to chose, (Genesis 2:15-17) , He could either obey God or disobey, and Adam and Eve chose disobedience, (Genesis 3:10-18, 23). Every descendant of Adam is flawed, (Romans 5:12). That flaw leads to sin, death and eternal separation from God. But God loves us and developed a plan to fix the problem. God’s fix it plan was the shed blood of Jesus Christ, (Romans 5:16-21). See you in Church next week.