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Tim Maas

Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I was raised as a Lutheran, but now consider myself a non-denominational Christian. I have been married for 30 years, and have two married children -- a son who is an attorney, and a daughter who is a mathematics teacher.  I retired in 2013 after 35 years as a Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance), which is a civilian (Civil Service) career program that inspects and classifies the Army's stockpile of conventional, guided missile, and toxic chemical munitions, so that the Army has an accurate picture of the serviceability and safety of its ammunition stockpile at any given time.   

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What is the meaning of "Take a man's garment when he has put up security for a stranger, and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for foreigners"?

in my opinion, Solomon is saying here that, if you are doing business with a...

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What did Jesus mean when he said, "No one, having put his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God"?

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Why was Samson's name included among the heroes of Faith?

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What does Solomon mean when he says he tested pleasure and took hold of folly?

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Who raised Moses?

As a three-month-old baby, Moses had been placed in an ark (boat) made of...

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When Jesus tells his disciples in Matthew 10: 22, "He who endures to the end will be saved," is Jesus teaching salvation by endurance/works?

To me, Jesus in this passage is not contradicting the principle of salvation...

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Why did Jesus tell the recently healed blind man not to return to the village in Mark 8:26?

The narrative indicates that multiple people had brought this man to Jesus...

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Why were Adam and Eve ashamed of their nakedness?

Perhaps it was because Adam and Eve, in addition to being conscious of their...

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What is the meaning of Jacob wrestling with God?

Jacob had previously relied on craft and deceit to achieve his goals, through...

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Why are Psalm 14 and Psalm 53 almost identical?

My understanding is that, despite the similarities in the translated versions...

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What is tithe used for according to the Bible?

The basic principle behind the tithe, in my opinion, was as a recognition of...

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Does Paul's statement about the law being added at Mount Sinai mean that it did not exist previously? (Galatians 3:19)

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What does it mean to fear God?

I would say that, for the Christian, "fear" in relationship to God is a...

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Which government is the writer referring to in Isaiah 9:6? Israel's government, or that the government of the world is on Jesus' shoulders?

In my opinion, the word "government" as used in this verse (as well as in the...

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