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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 would Moses, the writer of Numbers, brag about his humility? (12:3)

Assuming Moses' authorship of the first five books of the Bible, some...

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Are we responsible for sin in our nature at birth? (Job 25:4)

I would say that, according to the doctrine of original sin (as discussed by...

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What gifts did Jesus give to men when he ascended?

In my opinion, what is meant here is that, after Jesus ascended, He gave...

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How do we reconcile the idea of loving our neighbor (all people) as ourselves with "hating" those who oppose us?

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Who is currently in Heaven?

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Why did testing come to Job? (Job 23:10)

As described in Job 1-2, the "testing" that came upon Job was not a...

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Did Eliphaz offer good advice? (Job 22:21)

As Eliphaz indicated, people should strive to know God. However, Eliphaz...

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What was the hymn Jesus sang with His disciples after the last supper when He broke the bread and drank the wine?

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Why go above and beyond full restitution? (Numbers 5:7)

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Why was there no room in the Inn?

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What does "plead the blood of Jesus" mean?

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How should we celebrate the birth of Christ since his birthday is unknown?

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Why did Eliphaz think God was disciplining Job? (Job 5:17–18)

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How can the wickedness of the wicked come to an end?

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Does prophecy still exist today?

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