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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 33 years, and have two married children -- a son who is an attorney, and a daughter who is a mathematics teacher -- as well as a granddaughter who was born in April, 2019, and another granddaughter who was born on 17 February 2020.  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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Although Solomon (unlike his father David) was never described as "a man...

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Why is Yahweh (or Jehovah) replaced with "LORD" in some current Bibles?

The names Yahweh or Jehovah, when used for God, are attempts to render the...

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This passage from Hebrews is quoting the words of Psalm 95:11, which, in...

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What was it about Jesus that made His disciples leave their work and families immediately, with no questions asked, and follow Him?

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Why is the idolatry of Samaria and Jerusalem described in the graphic terms of promiscuity and prostitution?

If we still consider the terminology used in this passage to be graphic today...

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Did Jesus break the Sabbath?

Jesus did not break the Sabbath. In addition to being the divine Son of God,...

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This verse was a corollary of God's command to do no work on the Sabbath....

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What laws of the New Covenant are we under today?

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What does it mean by "when your enemies stumble/fall"?

The verse being asked about is the first verse of a two-verse passage...

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In my opinion, when Jacob was told that his name would no longer be called...

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What is meant by "the courts of our God"?

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What does the Bible mean when it says to not withhold good from those to whom it is due?

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What does the Bible say about the difference between pursuing something you want and being discontent with your circumstances?

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