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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, end with the rock.

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 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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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!