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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 35 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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Why remember dark days? (Ecclesiastes 11:8)

The admonition cited in the question is not referring to retention of a past...

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What is the theme of Hebrews 3?

Since Hebrews (as the name implies) was addressed to a Jewish readership, the...

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How could a third of the sun’s light be shut off? (Revelation 8:12)

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How do prayer customs become meaningless ritual? (Luke 11:2–4)

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What is meant by, “He did not come by water only, but by water and blood"?

In my opinion, the references to water and blood in relation to Christ are...

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What does it mean, “Do not provoke your children to anger”?

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Where is assurance of eternal life in the Old Testament?

Habakkuk 2:4 indicated that the just would live by faith -- a promise that...

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What tribe are the gentiles from?

Gentiles consist of all people who are not Jewish -- that is, who are not...

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What should we learn from what Caiaphas said in John 11:49-50?

What strikes me about Caiaphas' statement is the ability of God to make even...

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What does it mean to give glory to God whether you eat or drink (1 Corinthians 10:31)?

I interpret Paul to be saying that Christians have no constraints on their...

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Is it really true that ALL things are possible with God?

A quote from C. S. Lewis' book, The Problem of Pain: "“His [God's]...

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What does Revelation 3:11 mean where it says, “Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.”

In my opinion, Christ's words were a warning against the activity of...

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What does it mean in Luke 18:8, “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”?

In my opinion, during His earthly incarnation, Jesus did not have knowledge...

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How can the God of love in the NT be reconciled with the vengeful God of these cursing Psalms? (Psalm 109, for example)

The way I look at it is that God's actions in the Old Testament (prior to the...

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How is the fear of the Lord the beginning of wisdom?

The fear (that is, reverential awe and respect) of the LORD is the beginning...

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