LandMarks Magazine Contents

2010 August

Health – Fruits and Nuts Our Medicine

Fruits, grains and nuts constituted the original diet for man in the Garden of Eden. God has continued to provide many varieties of fruits and nuts for our use as food and for the healing of our bodies. We have so much to be thankful for.

Nature – The Amazing Honeybee

There are approximately 20,000 species of bees in the world of which only seven species are honeybees. Of these seven species, which include 44 subspecies, only two are domesticated. Honeybee domestication dates back to at least the time of the pyramids. The most commonly kept species of domesticated honeybee is the western or European honeybee ... Read more

Food – Smoking and Your Respiratory System

It is common knowledge that smoking is hurtful though often we do not understand the reasons or extent of the harmfulness of this offending habit. Our goal is to make you more informed so you will understand and be able to share with others more fully some of the effects that smoking has on the ... Read more

Recipe – Lemon Tahini Dressing

½ cup tahini ½ tsp. basil, dried 1/3 cup lemon juice ½ tsp. garlic powder 2 garlic cloves, minced (or less) ¼ tsp salt 2 Tbsp. Braggs Blend all ingredients until smooth. Add water to desired consistency. Store refrigerated in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Note: Dressing thickens as it sits and with refrigeration.

Bible Study Guides – The Second Babylonian Captivity

August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010 - In our most recent lessons, we have been examining the fit of ancient prophecies and experiences relating to captivity and destruction for ancient Israel to modern Israel. The first three questions of this lesson deal with some large pragmatic question about what God’s church should do given ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – The Results of Captivity for Modern Israel

September 5, 2010 - September 11, 2010 - “Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When God brings back the captivity of His people, Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.” Psalms 14:7; 53:6. “The punishment of your iniquity is accomplished, O daughter of Zion; he will no longer send you ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Survivors Thrive!

September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010 - We are shown that God’s church ultimately escapes and fulfills God’s purpose for her, after it seems like all has been lost! Note the language of fruit and birth, marriage and children! How is it, when only a handful survive, that Israel is so numerous?

Bible Study Guides – Mind Twisting Role Reversals

September 19, 2010 - September 25, 2010 - The student should carefully note in these lessons that modern Israel has, as Israel did in the time of Christ, been preparing for a tragic surprise by misinterpreting and misapplying promises of victory for the church. Are you ready for a surprise?

Editor’s Letter – John Chrysostom

John Chrysostom is looked upon today as one of the fathers of the Christian church. However, when he was alive, he was expelled from his bishopric in Constantinople, suffered much misery and ignominy and died in banishment in A.D. 408. Why was he so unpopular during his lifetime?

Where God is Working

Ever since the beginning of time, God has been working. As you study the inspired writings, they always focus the attention on where God is working. It is important to know this to be one of His fellow workers.

The Purpose of the Church

Oh yes, I have gone through those valleys and then I began to realize that God has a tremendous purpose to make us pure and holy, individually, and then He is going to unite us in the truth. Truth is God and God is the truth. So through truth, through doctrines in the Word of ... Read more

Thou Shalt Not Kill

What does the sixth Commandment mean when it says, “Thou shalt not kill”? In the original translation it says, “Thou shalt not murder.” The Hebrew meaning for the word kill or murder also means premeditated. That means I thought about it and then took that person’s life.

The Essential Character Traits of the Saved

Patience is a learned characteristic. In Romans 15:4, 5 it states, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus.”

Children’s Story – The Potatoes

A teacher struggled with knowing how to teach her kindergarten students to get along. It was so bad that she decided to let her class play a game. The children were instructed to bring to class the next day a plastic bag containing potatoes.

Pen of Inspiration – Danger in Rejecting Light

It is not God that puts the blinder before the eyes of men or makes their hearts hard; it is the light which God sends to his people, to correct their errors, to lead them in safe paths, but which they refuse to accept—it is this that blinds their minds and hardens their hearts.

Keys to the Storehouse – A goodly Pearl

Did you know that a beautiful pearl is formed as a result of an irritant? It is just amazing how such a beautiful thing that is so well sought after was formed because of an irritant.

Q&A – Do we need to follow the example of Daniel?

Some Christians say that we are under grace and do not need to follow the example of Daniel in diet. Is this true? We are under God’s grace. When you understand what is included in the meaning of grace you will then follow God’s Word without allowing others to influence your thinking.

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