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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 32 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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Is a child who had sinners for parents and has hardship in life 'cursed'?

Although we tend to regard certain people as more sinful or less sinful than...

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Why did God say Israel was His firstborn son in Exodus 4:22?

There are multiple verses in the Old Testament where either the nation of...

1 Comments 2 Votes Asked November 28 2015


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Why is singing songs to a troubled heart like vinegar on soda?

As Solomon (the author of this verse in Proverbs) said in Ecclesiastes (which...

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Why did God choose to speak creation into existence rather than making it some other way?

John 1:1 says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and...

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Is it necessary to be baptized with the Holy Spirit before you can be filled by the Holy Spirit?

An individual who receives salvation by responding in faith to the prompting...

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Do we have two or three parts? Body, soul, and spirit?

As noted previously, the Bible uses the terms "soul" and "spirit" in varying...

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How will faith produce patience that will make one to be perfect, lacking nothing?

If you are a Christian who has acknowledged God's sovereignty over your life,...

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Why was Elijah asked to go out and stand before The Lord in the mountain? What does the whirlwind, earthquake and fire signify?

At the time that this episode occurred (as told in 1 Kings 19), Elijah was...

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What were the Egyptians doing while Moses and the Hebrews were in the wilderness for 40 years?

To the best of my knowledge, the Bible gives no indication that the Egyptians...

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What does it mean when it says God repented?

I believe the question concerns the seeming conflict between verses such as...

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When people say "proud to be an american or parent, school teacher, etc," is it a sin?

I have always found the thoughts of the English author (writer of The...

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Is the teaching that Elijah will return to earth in the last days scriptural?

My personal opinion is that the prophecy in Malachi 4:5-6 that God would send...

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What is meant by the spirit of Elijah in Luke 1:17?

The verse cited in the question was spoken by the angel Gabriel at the time...

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Who or what is the "Spirit of Christ" mentioned in Romans 8:9?

The names discussed in the question are all designations by which Paul is...

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Who was with Jesus at His Crucifixion?

The following passages in the Gospels identify Jesus' followers who were...

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