LandMarks Magazine Contents

2005 April

Editorial – When God is Displeased With the Church Part I

We love to read the statements in the Bible that describe God rejoicing over His rescued heritage with singing (Zephaniah 3), but the Bible also teaches that God is a moral governor as well as a father. He is displeased when His professed people go directly contrary to His counsel.

The Seven Churches, Part VII : The Church of Sardis

So, we expect to hear many wonderful things about the church of Sardis, but what a surprise! What a shock to find that the very time we expect to hear the greatest blessing and acclamation of praise, it is not so.

Babylonian Captivity, Part I

God had not spoken peace. He appealed to the people to repent. The time came when, because of their sins, the Babylonian captivity was allowed, as the lightest punishment that could be given, and even then, God decided to make their lot lighter by telling them to cooperate with their conquerors.

How to Have Life, Part I

...when Adam and Eve were created, God gave them this zoe life. As long as they remained perfect and connected to God, Who is the Source of life, their lives continued on in conditional eternal life. As long as there was a union between them and God, this zoe life continued, but as soon as ... Read more

Peter’s Counsel to Parents, Part IV

All heaven is interested in our children, and parents grieve the Spirit of God when they fail to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Parents, be kind to your children, but be firm. Let them see that you mean all that you tell them.

Lessons from the Children of Israel, Part IV

There are very few passages of Scripture that can be classified as sad passages, but Numbers 20, for several reasons, is indeed a very sad chapter.

Where Did Easter Come From?

Few people realize that Easter is not the resurrection of Christ; in fact, the only time the word is found in the Bible (in Acts 12:4), it is only Easter by mistranslation. The word in the original Greek is Passover.

Ask the Pastor – Avoid Erroneous Teaching

God is displeased with us when we go to listen to error, without being obliged to go; for unless He sends us to those meetings where error is forced home to the people by the power of the will, He will not keep us.

Restoring the Temple – Control of Appetite

The appetite and passions should be restricted and under the control of enlightened conscience, that the intellect may be unimpaired, the perceptive powers clear, so that the workings of Satan and his snares may not be interpreted to be the providence of God.

Nature Nugget – Owl Senses

The most striking feature of an owl is its eyes. They are very large and forward facing and, depending on the species, may account for one to five percent of the owl’s body weight.

Children’s Corner – Who I am I?

This puzzle was written by a lady who lived in California during the year of 1890, in response to an offer from a gentleman residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who claimed he would pay $1,000 to anyone who could write a puzzle he could not solve.

The Pen of Inspiration – A Warning Rejected

Revelation 18 points to the time when, as the result of rejecting the threefold warning of Revelation 14:6–12, the church will have fully reached the condition foretold by the second angel, and the people of God still in Babylon will be called upon to separate from her communion.

Food for Life – Creamy Cucumber Dressing

When the Lord took His people from Egypt, He did not give them flesh-meat to eat till they mourned and wept in His ears, saying, ‘Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the flesh, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Preparing for the Latter Rain, Part 1

May 1, 2005 - May 7, 2005 - ...when the Holy Spirit is poured out those who did not receive and appreciate the early rain will not see or understand the value of the latter rain.

Bible Study Guides – Preparing for the Latter Rain, Part 11

May 8, 2005 - May 14, 2005 - What alone is of worth in the final preparation for the latter rain? For biblical principles and examples, see Titus 3:2, last part; Philippians 2:5–8;...

Bible Study Guides – Preparing for the Latter Rain, Part 111

May 15, 2005 - May 21, 2005 - “I was shown that the testimony to the Laodiceans applies to God’s people at the present time.” Testimonies, vol. 1, 186.

Bible Study Guides – The Impending Conflict, Part 1

May 22, 2005 - May 28, 2005 - The last great conflict between truth and error is but the final struggle of the long-standing controversy concerning the law of God. Upon this battle we are now entering—a battle between the laws of men and the precepts of Jehovah, between the religion of the Bible and ... Read more

All Bible texts, unless appearing in quoted references or otherwise identified, are from the New King James Version.