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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 God ruin the environment to punish people for their sins? (Psalm 107:33–34)

I would say that God's treatment of the environment was an integral part of...

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What was wrong with grapes and wine? (Judges 13:14)

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How could the sun and moon be harmful? (Psalm 121:6)

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What was the deadly wound that was healed on the beast in Revelation 13?

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What does a ring mean in the Bible?

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Where do Catholics get the concept of purgatory?

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How did Phinehas intervene to halt the punishment? (Psalm 106:30)

In Numbers 25, because of the Israelites' disobedience of God's direction to...

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Who was that star with the keys to the bottomless pit in Revelation 9:1?

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What was a fortified city? (Joshua19:29, NIV)

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Is the Roman Catholic Church a cult?

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Was Jerusalem in the territory of Benjamin or Judah in Joshua 18:28?

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Who is Paul talking about in 2 Corinthians 12:2-5?

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If God grants his beloved sleep, why do many Christians have insomnia? Psalm 127:2

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What was vile? (101:3)

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Why are we told to fear God when perfect love casts out all fear? (1 John 4:18)

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