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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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Why should we worry about marriage negatively affecting our commitment to God? (1 Corinthians 7:34)

In my opinion, Paul very clearly addresses the question being asked by the...

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Why is it good for a man not to have "sexual relations"? (1 Corinthians 7:1)

I would say that Paul was speaking of sexual relations outside the context of...

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Why should we pray for "our daily bread"?

First, I would say that the very fact that this petition is included in the...

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Why were the Levites the clan chosen to carry the articles of the temple?

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What encouragement is in the Old Testament for the Christian to eliminate distractions in his walk with God?

Verses that come to mind: Joshua 1:8: an admonition to read God's words and...

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How did God create the heavens and the earth?

As indicated in John 1:1-3, God spoke everything in the universe into...

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How should we live so as to prove we are trustworthy?

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What should we learn from Jesus' miraculous stilling of the storm in Matthew 8:23-27?

The apostles had seen Jesus perform miracles of healing (even including...

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What is "dross"? (Psalm 119:119)

After metallic ore (particularly in the case of precious metals such as gold...

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Was Jonah's father killed by Ninevites?

To my knowledge, Jonah's father Amittai is mentioned only twice in Scripture...

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How can "ancient laws" be relevant today? (Psalm 119:52)

The fact that God gave humans an inborn conscience indicates to me that, even...

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What would have been wrong with turning stones into "bread"? (Matthew 4:3-4)

Jesus had fasted during His time in the wilderness as an exercise in...

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Do Christians really need to attend church? (Hebrews 10:24–25)

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What is the basis for the new birth (John 3:14-18)?

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Does Psalms 90:10 refer to the rapture?

I have always understood the time frames mentioned in the cited passage to be...

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