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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 35 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 would Naboth refuse the king’s request and hang onto his family’s property when he knew it could cost him his life?

By my reading of relevant Scripture, in seeking to take permanent possession...

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What limits does Satan have against believers?

God will not allow Satan to afflict, tempt, or test believers beyond what...

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Is Satan omnipotent?

Satan is powerful, but not omnipotent. The two passages of Scripture that...

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Who was Manasseh? 2 Chronicles 33:1–20

By my reading, two differing views of Manasseh -- who became king of Judah at...

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What did Paul mean in 1 Corinthians 13:8 "whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away?"

I would say that Paul is expressing the idea that, in the context of eternity...

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Did Jesus come to judge the world or not? (John 3:17)

The primary purpose of Jesus' imcarnation was to make human salvation...

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Don’t we all produce "bad fruit" sometimes? (Luke 6:43-45)

I would say that (as the Bible makes clear in verses such as 1 John 1:8) no...

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What is a "broom bush"? (Psalm 120:4)

Other translations of the verse cited in the question (as found on the...

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Where did the water came from and the darkness before it was separated?

In my opinion, creation of the water was one of the first actions by God...

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What was a "scepter"? (Psalm 125:3)

A scepter is a rod-shaped object (often ornate or decorated) that is regarded...

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How can I excel in building up the church?

Paul made the comment cited in the question in the context of the granting of...

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What power did the ark have? (1 Chronicles 13:10, 14)

The ark contained (among other things) the stone tablets on which God Himself...

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Was this Obadiah the prophet who wrote the book of Obadiah? (1 Chr. 9:16)

By one count and exposition, there were thirteen separate men named Obadiah...

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Why was John put in prison in Mark 1:14?

As recounted in Matthew 14, Herod Antipas (the tetrarch of Galilee) put John...

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