LandMarks Magazine Contents

2011 August

Editorial – The Higher Standard

In the world there are standards in every area of life. In the church, there are also standards relevant to our religious life—standards of conduct, standards of speech, and standards relating to even our thoughts (see the Sermon on the Mount—Matthew 5).

Positions Reversed

Millions of God’s people have been persecuted and killed, both in ancient and in modern times. But the time is coming when the position of the oppressors and the persecuted will become completely reversed. Those who have been persecuted will receive their eternal inheritance, and those who have been the oppressors will be raised to ... Read more

Restoration of the Sanctuary Message

The papacy, during the Dark Ages, did away with the knowledge of Jesus’ ministry in the sanctuary in heaven, so no one understood or knew of the heavenly sanctuary services.

Our God is a Consuming Fire

The Lord is coming. He is coming with power and great glory. And “our God is a consuming fire” [Hebrews 12:29]. Of the times and seasons, you have no need that I should speak; for yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall ... Read more

Pen of Inspiration – Angels and Their Work

The connection of the visible with the invisible world, the ministration of angels of God, and the agency of evil spirits, are plainly revealed in the Scriptures, and inseparably interwoven with human history. There is a growing tendency to disbelief in the existence of evil spirits, while the holy angels that “minister for them who ... Read more

Keys to the Storehouse — The Price–Is It Too High?

Price means that which must be given, done, or undergone to obtain something. (Webster’s Dictionary) What is the price of heaven—what must be given, done, or undergone—and is it too high?

Health – The Dangers of Pork Eating Exposed

Pork-raising has come to be one of the great industries of this country, and since the supply is wholly regulated by the demand, it may be taken as a proper index of the prodigious quantities of swine’s flesh which are daily required to satisfy the gustatory demands of the American people. No other kind of ... Read more

Lifestyle – Air and Respiration

Let’s look at the anatomy of respiration. With a normal inspiration, about one pint (500 cc) of air is moved into and out of the lungs with each breath taken. Approximately 16 breaths are taken per minute, totaling 23,040 times each day, moving about 3,000 gallons (12,000 liters) of air per day through the lungs.

A Call to Prayer

More than ever it is time to pray: Praise God for who He is and what He does for you. Confess your sins with a humble heart, be honest with God; He wants to send His Spirit to cleanse you and make you a whole person. Thank Him and acknowledge His blessings with gratitude.

Children’s Story – Never Let Go

Remarkably, after several weeks in the hospital, the little boy survived. His legs were badly scarred by the vicious attack of the alligator. His arms also were marred with deep scratches that were caused by his father’s fingernails that had dug into his flesh in the effort to hang on to the son he loved ... Read more

Questions and Answers – When does the Sabbath Begin?

When does the Sabbath begin? I have my doubts as to the Sabbath of our God beginning at sunset the previous day. In reading over the record in Genesis, we find God says each day, that the evening and morning constituted the day, until He speaks of the seventh.

Nature – Army Ants

Army ants, also known as legionary ants and driver ants, are a group of over 200 species native to Central and South America and Africa. They are known for their aggressive predatory foraging groups known as “raids” which involve huge numbers of ants sweeping through an area attacking prey en masse.

Food – The Seasoned Art of Seasoning

The key to good seasoning is blended flavor, with the flavor accents mutually compatible, following one another in proper order, and having the right emphasis or intensity. Flavor harmonies are not always easy to achieve, but they can be most rewarding. The first and last flavor impressions are the most important, and a pleasing aftertaste ... Read more

Recipe – Indian-Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpeas

4 cups cauliflowerets 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, diced 15 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp. vegetable oil 2 tsp. gingerroot, minced fresh 1 ½ tsp. curry powder ½ tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. cumin 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 cup frozen or fresh green peas ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Caring for the Flock

August 28, 2011 - September 3, 2011 - “Feed the flock of God which is among you.” I Peter 5:2. Note: “If parents give their children the proper education, they themselves will be made happy by seeing the fruit of their careful training in the Christlike character of their children.”

Bible Study Guides – How Shall We Worship?

September 4, 2011 - September 10, 2011 - “If ever there was a time when every house should be a house of prayer, it is now. …“And yet, in this time of fearful peril, some who profess to be Christians have no family worship. They do not honor God in the home; they do not ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Is It Easy?

September 11, 2011 - September 17, 2011 - "The Scriptures are to be received as God’s word to us, not written merely, but spoken. …So with all the promises of God’s word. In them He is speaking to us individually, speaking as directly as if we could listen to His voice. It is in these ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Twin Institutions

September 18, 2011 - September 24, 2011 - Present before the children Jesus, as a child obedient to His parents, as a youth faithful and industrious, helping to support the family. … From time to time read with them the interesting stories in Bible history.

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