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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 34 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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Do dogs go to heaven?

I have always found C. S. Lewis' thoughts on this issue to be useful. In his...

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What is point of the story of the crippled man at the healing pool?

In my opinion, the main point of the account in the cited chapter was to...

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Why are Israel and Palistine bombing each other, aren't they all Jewish?

Although there may be Palestinians who live in Israel and are Israeli...

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Where did the name Moab come from?

Moab was conceived as a result of the elder daughter of Abraham's nephew Lot...

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What are the different meanings or interpretations of mountainside in the Bible?

To me, mountains or mountainsides in the Bible have three symbolisms: as...

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What is the best New Testament book in the Bible to share with unbelievers?

Multiple sources that I have seen over the years have recommended the gospel...

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Why "rejoice and be glad" about persecution? (Matthew 5:11–12)

As Jesus said in the very passage cited in the question, believers who...

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How can our lips "nourish many" (Proverbs 10:21

I would say that the proverb is using the word "nourish" in a spiritual or...

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Why have pastors died due to COVID-19?

While pastors may be commonly regarded as being "holier" than other...

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What are some verses to deepen our faith when we feel afraid?

Isaiah 43:1-7 has always been a favorite passage of mine in that regard....

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What does confession do (1 John 1:9)?

As indicated in the verse cited in the question, if Christians confess their...

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What does the Bible say about the existence of ghosts?

In response to the previous question, "What does the Bible say about ghosts...

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Isn’t this like the modern health-and-wealth gospel? (Deut. 28:1-68)

To me, the primary difference between the two would be that the passage from...

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Is belief the only requirement for salvation?

I understand the questioner's point, but I would say that Paul's statement to...

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Why did God let the israelites become slaves?

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