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Time for the Grab Bag! It will be on time this time! Woo!

Who was the least of the apostles?

1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Paul, is talking here. He is the least of the apostles.

Who was given the keys of the kingdom of heaven?

Matthew 16:19
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

In verse 18, it shows who this verse is being directed toward. He is talking to Peter. So the answer is Peter!

Who is all power given to in heaven and earth?

Matthew 28:18
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Jesus is given all power in heaven and in earth. :D

Let God be magnified! And be ready for a podcast episode to be coming soon!

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Time for the weekly Grab Bag again!

I got a question from Eric in the comments from the last Grab Bag:
How long was Noah, his family, and the animals housed within the Ark?

We can’t know for sure how long they were on the ark, it doesn’t say “they were on the ark for x amount of days”.
What we can do is use the scripture to get a round about time frame. The below shows when the flood started to occur, at this point they were already on the ark for 7 days.

Genesis 7:10-11
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

Genesis 8:14-16
14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,
16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee.

If we use our current calendar, yes the modern one, Noah and company entered into the ark on February 10th. The rain came 7 days later. When they finally got off of the ark it was February 27th of the next year. So lets do some addition and subtraction. There are 365 days in a year. 27 – 10 = 17. So, 17 + 365 = 382 days. Now the Jewish calendar is probably the calendar which they went by. The Jewish calendar only has 29-30 days in a month and 12-13 months in a year… depending on how everything falls. It just so happens to be similar enough to the calendar we currently use and we can also guess around the same time. So the time frame I would give? Between 375 – 395 days, just to give a little buffer because I really don’t know for sure.

Thanks for the question Eric!

Did God create evil?

Isaiah 45:7
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

From the looks of it here, he did.

What is Godliness?

1 Timothy 4:8
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

Here, godliness is compared to bodily exercise. Each are profitable, but only one is profitable unto all things. If bodily exercise profit little, then spiritual exercise is profitable unto all things. Yes? Godliness = Spiritual exercise :)

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Grab Bag Sunday!

The Grab Bag is here, late, but here.

Is Patience a Virtue?

Luke 8: 43-46
43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

Here Virtue heals a woman.

Proverbs 12:4
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Here it’s a woman who is pure and clean.

2 Peter 1:3-8
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Here you add it to your faith.

So, to understand what patience is, you need to understand virtue. All of this explains virtue to be a “pureness” aspect. A woman was purified from touching Jesus’ clothes, and it healed her. A pure woman is a crown to her husband. So, what is patience? It’s an attribute. Virtue is also an attribute. Attribute’s of God. God is Holy. Then having holiness is having the attributes of God. Virtue and Patience are two attributes of God, listed among others.

What were the number of each animal, which went into the ark Noah built?

Genesis 7:2-3
2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

So, seven of every clean beast an and two of every beast not clean.

Does Matthew 28:19 mean there is such thing as a Trinity?

Matthew 28:19
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Trinity by definition means three persons. In this verse, it specifically says “name”, which is singular. The name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost would then be the same name. This means one name for all of the titles.

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Here, are a few of the other titles which describe the son which is born.

So the answer to the question here is, “No”. There is no such thing as Trinity.

I hope everyone has a good Sunday! Leave a comment or send in feedback for what you think!

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Hello everyone! It’s time for the weekly Grab Bag!

Was Goliath a giant?

1 Samuel 17:4
And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.

Short answer, No. Long answer, keep reading. :)

So, doing a little research on history six cubits and a span is between 8 and 12 feet tall. This varies because of how a cubit and span are measured. Cubits are measured from the elbow to the tip of the hand (mine is about 15 inches). Spans are measured from a stretched out hand from tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger x3 (mine is about 8.5 inches). So, six of my cubits and one span is about 115.5 inches = to 9.625 feet. Sun Mingming here is a whole 7′ 9″ as a comparison.

Nowhere have I found it saying Goliath was a giant. All I have found was a description. There are other points in the bible which talk about the “sons of the giant”. Four of them in particular only two were named. Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant. Saph, which was of the sons of the giant. The brother of Goliath the Gittite, which was of the sons of the giant. A man of great stature, six fingers on every hand, six toes on every foot, 24 in all, also was born to the giant. These four were born to the giant in Gath. It doesn’t give the height of these warriors of the Philistines. So we can’t really compare. We do know Goliath was one big boy. However, nothing says he was a giant.

Who buried Moses?

Deuteronomy 34:4-6
4 And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.

5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.

6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.

The Lord buried Moses :)

The Lord is the beginning and the end, right? If he was the beginning of the people of Israel as a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night, then how did he end the people?

1 Corinthians 10:2
And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

He ended them by following them, He was the rock!

And let God be magnified! Please send in more questions! I have added the smaller form to the sidebar on the right to make it easier for questions to be submitted. If anyone has any feedback for the website, I am open to any and all suggestions! Enjoy.

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Grab Bag, that was not!

Here is your weekly Grab Bag!

What happen to Enoch?

Genesis 5:24
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

He was not.

What are the sons of God?

Genesis 6:2
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Job 1:6
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

Luke 3:38
Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

John 1:12
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Romans 8:14
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

1 John 3:1-2
1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

The sons of God are the people of God, the church. In Genesis, the church started taking wives from the world. In Job, it shows the church having their church time, also that Satan goes to church with them. In Luke, it shows the lineage of the the chosen people. Seth was considered the first born, along with Jacob in earlier verses. God started and finished from Luke 3:23-38. In John, it talks about him giving power to become a son of God. Yes, you read that correctly. To become part of the church. In Romans, being led by the Spirit of God. And in John, it shows the church being the sons of God.

What was the last miracle Elisha performed?

2 Kings 13:21
And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

A resurrection.

Let the Lord be magnified! I hope reading this leads to some questions! Leave some comments, use the Contact page or email me at Dakota[at]FrequentApostolicQuestions[dot]com.

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Starting this site

Welcome to Frequent Apostolic Questions.com. My name is Dakota and I am currently working on this site. The name here is a play off of Frequently Asked Questions (if you hadn’t gotten that already) and was God inspired. Click here for more information on the name. This website is what the Lord will use through me to connect to people who want to hear and read answers to their questions about the bible. This place will not answer specifically what God has in plan for you, nor will this place tell you what to do with your life. Though the answers you get may guide you, my intent is not to guide you. Want an example? One of the biggest questions people in general ask, “Where did God come from?”. The answer is simple and straight forward in Habakkuk 3:3 it states as follows:

“God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.” -Habakkuk 3:3

Now, we all know God is omnipotent AND was before all things (Psalm 90:2), however, this is a scriptural answer to the question of “Where God came from”. You can share this with anyone!

The idea here is to give scriptural answers to every question. It isn’t about what I think or what I feel. This is about getting answers to your questions. This website is not up for debate, nor will debating occur. If I don’t know the answer, then I will be studying diligently to find an answer. I would do this because not only do you have an unanswered question but then at that same point I would have an unanswered question. There are so many things that I have not learned, and that’s ok! I expect to learn in this experience. I say that because, iron sharpeneth iron, right? (Proverbs 27:17)

One thing you should be aware of, I am a strict user of the King James Version. It’s old English, but it is the best English. :)

Last thing, I encourage everyone to study the bible and find answers for themselves (2 Timothy 2:15), this will be a place to share experiences as well. I will be working on a forum for people to share experiences… part of the long to-do list.

If you have any questions or comments, then please email me at Dakota[at]FrequentApostolicQuestions[dot]com or go to the Contact Page. Let the Lord be Magnified!