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Grab Bag of Faith

Hebrews 11:1
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:6
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Romans 10:17
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:14-15
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

What is Faith? How do you get it? These are the two questions for this Grab Bag. What is Faith has already been answered, so here I will delve into it a little further. So Faith is the substance of things hoped for: when you sit in a chair you don’t think about whether or not it is going to hold you, you have faith towards it holding you up when you sit in it. Evidence of things not seen: you didn’t see the chair be put together but once you sit in it, it holds you up, which is the evidence of something you didn’t see happen.

Without Faith it is impossible to please God. So using our English, we know Faith pleases God. That’s not to say Faith is the only thing which pleases God, we just know without Faith it is impossible to please God.

So, sometimes when I read, I read the scripture backwards and it helps me get a revelation or have something revealed that I wouldn’t see normally. Romans 10 (above) is a good example. To receive Faith you have to hear the word. How do you hear the word? Through a preacher. How can he preach? He has to be sent. Consolidated: A sent preacher, preaches the word, for you to hear, to get faith. Right? Don’t forget, you have to get your ears which can hear the word too! -I will let you look that one up :)

There is another scripture:

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Here, the righteousness of God is revealed from hearing the word to hearing the word. The just shall live by hearing the word. So, once you hear the word enough, things start being revealed.

Something more to study to show yourself approved unto God :D

Let me know what you think in the comments or send me an email! Dakota[at]FrequentApostolicQuestions[dot]com

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Grab Bag number two!

Here is the second Grab Bag! I haven’t had very many questions, so I am putting questions up which I think would be relevant to the Grab Bag.

Is there more than one Heaven?

I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

-2 Corinthians 12:2

Note: we know there are at least 3 heaven’s from the above scripture.

Does God have a heart?

But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.

-1 Samuel 13:14

What did all of the animals eat in the beginning?

And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

-Genesis 1:30

Let me know what you think of this Grab Bag in the comments, or send me an email. Also, if you have any suggestions for future grab bags or posts!

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The FAQ Page is now viewable, it’s under the About tab. There will be more questions added over time. Let me know if there are any other questions I should add to the page! Leave a comment or send an email. :)

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Future Posts/Pages

Fridays will have a post called Grab Bags, somewhat small posts of questions I get over time that can be answered in a sentence or two. It may be between three and ten questions regarding the bible.

Also, I will be adding an FAQ page about this website. I think it would be too impersonal to put Bible questions on a static page. So expect only things in regard to the content on the website.