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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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Who were these heavenly beings? (Psalm 29:1)

I would say that the reference is to the angels, whom God created.

Comment Asked December 29 2018


Is there evil in heaven?

There has been no evil in Heaven since the expulsion of Satan and the angels...

Comment 2 Votes Asked December 28 2018


Why did God use a symbol of death to bring healing? (Numbers 21:8)

I would say that, as Jesus Himself noted in John 3:14, the bronze serpent (a...

Comment 2 More Answers 1 Vote Asked December 25 2018


How is God a rock? (Psalm 18:2; Psalm 18:31; Psalm 19:14)

I would say that different passages of Scripture liken God to a rock from the...

Comment 1 Vote Asked December 25 2018


What did David mean when he wrote that God would not abandon [him] to the realm of the dead? Psalm 16:10

As was the case with several prophetic verses in the Old Testament, the verse...

Comment Asked December 23 2018


Why was Jesus never called Emmanuel? (Matthew 1:23)

Other passages in the Old Testament that clearly pertain to the coming of the...

1 Comments 1 More Answer 5 Votes Asked December 23 2018


How is the Lord a refuge for the oppressed? (Psalm 9:9–10)

Since this psalm is noted as having been written by David, I would say that,...

Comment 1 More Answer 3 Votes Asked December 22 2018


Why did God need Lot to leave Sodom and Gomorrah in order to destroy it if He is powerful enough to do whatever He wants?

If God had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, while not requiring Lot and his...

Comment 1 More Answer 2 Votes Asked December 22 2018


What are "the plagues written in this book" of Revelation 22:18?

I would say that the plagues being referred to are primarily those that are...

Comment 1 More Answer Asked December 21 2018


Why did David pray for God to break his enemies’ teeth? (Psalm 3:7)

Prior to the rebellion of David's son Absalom (which David was speaking of in...

Comment Asked December 20 2018


How had Job changed? (Job 42:2)

Even though, at the beginning of the book of Job, God Himself had...

Comment 1 More Answer 2 Votes Asked December 19 2018


What does the Bible say about vandalism?

From a Biblical standpoint, I would say that, even if an act of vandalism...

1 Comments 2 Votes Asked December 18 2018


Are civil unions with vows and/or marriage with a licence equal biblically?

I would say that any ceremony (whether it was done in a civil or religious...

Comment 2 More Answers 3 Votes Asked December 18 2018


How does a believer faithfully share Christ while still loving and accepting non-believers where they are?

Just as the questioner has been struck by the grace shown by non-believers, I...

Comment 1 More Answer 1 Vote Asked December 18 2018


Why seek a God who is beyond understanding? (Job 36:26)

I would say that it was precisely because God was aware that, in His infinite...

1 Comments 2 Votes Asked December 18 2018