"Mom, what are the names of the twelve disciples?" asked my five year old.
"Peter, James & John...." I started confidently, as she held our three fingers to keep count. "Simon." I added, thinking. She lifted a fourth finger. I began to feel under pressure.
"Simon" I repeated (there were 2 Simons, no wait, I had already said Peter and he was the other Simon) I stifled the urge to add "Theodore and Alvin." (They were Chipmunks, not disciples). But I was under pressure and she wouldn't know the difference. She stood there with her five fingers up waiting to hear the names of the others. "Go play, I'll tell you the rest later."
I can't name all twelve disciples. Although after she left the room I did call out to her "Judas!" (not as an insult, mind you. His name just popped to mind). I can't name all the books of the Bible by memory either, although my nine year old can. If I had a piece of paper, and some time, I think I could figure out most the Bible books and the disciples, but I can't just call them out on demand.
This is another example of salvation not being what you know, but WHO you know. It's a wonderful thing to know all the facts, but the most important thing is to know Jesus. Continue to study the Bible and pray and learn and grow in God. But don't think all that is what is saving you. It is by faith. That's it.
So go ahead and name the twelve. I can name the ONE. His name is the only one that matters.
Psalm 8:1 -- O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Psalm 148:13 -- Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
Philippians 2:9-11 -- Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.