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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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I know Prov.16:18 and James 4:6 but what is God's attitude toward taking Pride in our work?

C. S. Lewis included an instructive chapter on this subject (viewable at...

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What did God’s name mean to the Israelites? (Exodus 3:14)

If I am interpreting the question correctly, I would say that the Israelites...

Comment 1 More Answer 1 Vote Asked October 30 2018


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How does sin trap us and hold us captive? (Proverbs 5:22–23)

In one sense, sin traps and holds captive all of us, since we are all born...

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Who wrote the Psalms?

Although many individual psalms give an indication of who wrote them, others...

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What kind of job description did a Levite have (1 Chronicles 23:26,28-32)? I.e. What duties did a Levite have? (23:26, 28–32)

I would say that the question is basically answered by the passage cited in...

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Why didn't Joseph's brothers follow Joseph's advice in avoiding to tell Pharaoah that they were shepherds (Genesis 46:31-34; 47:1-3)?

In Genesis 47:1 (before Joseph's brothers had appeared before Pharaoh),...

Comment 1 Vote Asked October 27 2018


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Why did David insist on paying for the threshing floor? (1 Chronicles 21:24)

This same incident is also recounted in 2 Samuel 24. David was aware that the...

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How do we know that Jesus is coming again?

I would say that we know this because: 1) it was predicted even in the Old...

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How does one reconcile John 15:7-8 and Matthew 6:19-24?

I would say that that question is addressed by passages such as James 4:3...

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What is the difference between a righteous person and spiritual person?

I would say that a spiritual person would be an individual who lives and acts...

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Are the visions of people who glimpse hell in near-death / after death experiences real?

I think that God would be capable of providing such experiences, but I also...

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What does it mean to worship in the splendor of his holiness? (1 Chronicles 16:29)

In my opinion, the verse is saying that, just as sin is regarded in Scripture...

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Why does this genealogy give Jabez extra attention? (1 Chronicles 4:9–10)

I would say that it was because, in contrast to the disobedience to God and...

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If I believe in the trinity and that Jesus was crucified, buried and rose again is that enough to get into heaven?

To me, one of the simplest summaries of the process of salvation is found in...

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What’s the meaning of unclean lips? (Isaiah 6:5)

In the passage cited in the question, the prophet Isaiah had just seen a...

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