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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 33 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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Who is Ben Hur in the movie produced in 1959? Was he the same Ben Hur mentioned in the Bible?

The movie version of Ben-Hur was based on the novel of the same name by Lew...

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How are jasper and sardius stone related to God's appearance?

One interpretation that I have seen with regard to the naming of these two...

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How should we react to corrupt government? (Psalm 94:20-23)

I would say that Christians should do all that is within their power (both...

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What did Solomon mean when he spoke of “a time to keep silence” in Ecclesiastes 3:7?

Perhaps Solomon had in mind the type of occasion mentioned in the book of...

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Why use a symbol of work and slavery to picture rest? (Matthew 11:29)

Each of us serves a master (whether we conceive of it that way or not)....

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What was the Old Testament way of salvation?

Even in the Old Testament, as indicated in Habakkuk 2:4, and as cited by Paul...

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How can we give careful thought to our paths? (Proverbs 4:26)

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Why is Jesus called the rose of Sharon?

The phrase cited in the question appears in Song of Solomon 2:1. The Hebrew...

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Who is this king of glory?

True, innate glory can be rightly ascribed only to God (or the LORD,...

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Did Jesus hate the Pharisees?

I would say that Jesus (in the same way as God the Father) hated sin, and the...

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Why does this psalm repeat the same thing ("for his mercy endureth for ever") over and over? (Psalm 136:1–26)

Many verses in early English versions of the Bible (such as the King James...

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Who are the firstfruits in Revelations 14:4?

In my opinion, referring to the individuals seen by John in his vision as...

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What makes the law wonderful? (Psalm 119:18)

In my opinion, the wonderful things that the psalmist is asking to be shown...

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When will "prophecies, tongues" and "knowledge" come to an end? (1 Cor. 13:8–12)

I would say that Paul is referring to the state of the redeemed in eternity....

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Do all bad events have a good purpose? (Romans 8:28)

In my opinion, to say that all events have a good purpose takes...

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