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Paula Fether

Lifelong student of the scriptures
I grew up in a Christian home and a largely conservative denomination, though now I am non-denominational. Over 50 years ago i was given an insatiable appetite for Bible study, and I've put what i've learned online (link list at Going forward I'd like to share any helpful knowledge or insights I can.

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When did God shape the Earth?

"In the beginning". We aren't told directly how long ago that was, but if we...

Comment 2 Votes Asked July 18 2023


Why was Jesus baptized?

All we know is what Jesus said: It just has to be, because it's what God...

Comment 1 More Answer 4 Votes Asked June 23 2023


Who was Deborah?

There's a good summary at...

Comment 1 Vote Asked June 11 2023


Why are demons considered to not have bodies when Lucifer was considered beautiful before the fall?

Scripture is silent about this, but we have a few clues. We know from Gen. 6...

Comment 1 More Answer 5 Votes Asked June 07 2023


Hadn't God's Spirit come to people before this (Acts 2:17)?

Yes, but not permanently. Throughout the Old Testament we see instances where...

Comment 5 Votes Asked May 28 2023


What is repentance, and what does God promise those who repent?

The Greek word simply means to change one's mind...

Comment 1 More Answer 3 Votes Asked May 28 2023


Where were the demoniacs healed? Matthew 8:28-34 (cf. Mark 5:1-20; Luke 8:26-39)

Same place with varying names. Even today we often have more than one name...

Comment 1 More Answer 2 Votes Asked May 28 2023


Why do we have organized religions? Jesus roamed the earth with no religion, just healing the sick and preaching His gospel.

I would add that organization is not wrong in itself; it's just what people...

Comment 3 More Answers 4 Votes Asked May 27 2023


Was the first day of creation in the Bible, called Sunday? The calendar was not in existence.

Day and month names have varied throughout history and between cultures and...

Comment 1 More Answer 3 Votes Asked May 27 2023


What does the Bible say about gay Christians?

Lev. 20:9-21 makes it clear how God views sex between anyone but one's...

Comment 2 Votes Asked May 26 2023


Why does the Bible say only 144,000 will be saved?

It doesn't. The 144,000 are only mentioned in 2 places in Revelation:...

2 Comments 2 More Answers 1 Vote Asked May 26 2023


What is the significance of Christ "coming down to our level"?

1 Cor. 11:25 and Heb. 9 say that Jesus’ death enacted a new covenant. Heb....

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What is the Wycliffe Bible?

The Wycliffe Bible is an English translation from 1382. According to...

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What did Jesus mean when He told His disciples they could forgive sins?

The sins we can forgive are those committed against us personally. In fact,...

Comment 1 More Answer 4 Votes Asked May 16 2023


Who is the prince who shall come in Daniel 9:26?

Though the prince isn't named, we have some information narrowing the search....

2 Comments 2 Votes Asked May 15 2023