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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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What does the Bible say about christening a child?

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When will our "adoption" be complete? (Romans 8:23)

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Is the devil mentioned in the Old Testament?

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How long will the devil, beast and false prophet mentioned in Revelation 20 be tormented?

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How had the Thessalonians suffered? (1 Thessalonians 1:6)

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What is the meaning of "the apostle's doctrine" in Acts 2:42?

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Who was in the lineage of Jesus, Nathan or Solomon?

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How do/did angels protect believers from evil? Psalm 91:11-12

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Why did Jesus discourage some people from following him? (Matthew 8:20)

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What does robe washing in Revelation 22 refer to?

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Is there anyone who doesn’t have a beginning of days or end of life (apart from the Holy Trinity)?

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Who was Shecaniah?

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Why did God command Israelite men to put away their unbelieving wives, but Paul said not to do so?

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How can I encounter God in a fresh way?

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Who were some significant women mentioned in the Bible?

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