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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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Why weren't the Levites counted like all of the other tribes were?

I would say that, since God's direction to Moses in Numbers 1:3 centered...

Comment Asked January 08 2019


Which churches or religions preach that there is heaven when people die but nobody goes to hell?

The question sounds as if it might be referring to the doctrines of either...

Comment 1 More Answer Asked January 07 2019


When did Mary know for certain that Jesus was the Son of God?

I would say that Mary knew from a factual standpoint (and also believed...

Comment 2 Votes Asked January 07 2019


When fasting, is it okay to drink alcohol?

I am not aware of any Biblical references regarding fasting that mention or...

Comment Asked January 06 2019


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According to God's promise to Abram (Abraham), as recorded in Genesis 15:18,...

Comment Asked January 06 2019


What could Satan have given Jesus, since Jesus knew that He Himself was God?

On one level, I can see that it would seem to make no sense for Satan to...

Comment 2 More Answers 2 Votes Asked January 04 2019


Why was LAND valued over love? (Numbers 36:8)

I would say that the situation noted in the question was a necessary...

Comment 1 Vote Asked January 03 2019


What are the "these things" Timothy and Christians are to "flee?" 1 Timothy 6:11 ESV

In the verse cited in the question, Paul was advising Timothy to flee (that...

Comment 1 More Answer 2 Votes Asked January 02 2019


Why is it important to meditate on God's Word?

The Bible can certainly be read on a surface level (as any book can) for the...

Comment 1 More Answer 3 Votes Asked January 01 2019


Why were the Israelites told to destroy the people living in Canaan? (Numbers 33:50-56)

As Moses indicated in Deuteronomy 7:1-5, and again in Deuteronomy 20:16-18,...

2 Comments 1 Vote Asked January 01 2019


What are some good ways to memorize the Bible?

I would consider initially starting with any of the sections in the...

Comment 1 More Answer Asked December 31 2018


How do Christians today experience the fountain of life and God’s light? (36:9)

I would say that this is done today by figuratively walking out of the...

Comment Asked December 31 2018


Why did God hide his face from David? (30:7)

In my opinion, the reference in this psalm is to David having incurred God's...

Comment Asked December 31 2018


When a prophecy isn’t fulfilled within a given time, is it a false prophecy?

I realize that the Bible itself uses fulfillment of a prophecy as one of the...

Comment 1 More Answer 2 Votes Asked December 29 2018


How did the Israelites remember all these details? (Numbers 28:14–15)

I would say that you have undertaken an admirable memorization project, but...

Comment 1 Vote Asked December 29 2018