LandMarks Magazine Contents

2003 December

Editorial – This Man Receives Sinners

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” 1 Timothy 1:15. Jesus experienced great difficulty with the religious leaders in the world at that time, because He received sinners and ate with them.

The Man Nobody Knew, Part II

We do not know Him, and that is why, friend, we experience so little of the power of God in our lives. We do not have faith in His authority and power. If we knew Him, we would know He has the authority and power to do everything; when He speaks, it happens.

Lessons From Josiah’s Reign

In the eighteenth year of Josiah’s reign, God chose him to superintend the repairing of the temple. It was as this work was being done that the book of the law was found.

Preparing for the Latter Rain, Part III

What would happen if they all answered the call to become self-sacrificing, meek, and lowly in heart, to walk the narrow path traveled by Jesus? Would we not see all variances, differences, pride of opinion, envy, jealously, and separation disappear from among us? Would it not bring a spirit of unity and harmony that would ... Read more

Ellen G. White and Racism, Part II

It is important that the counsel of Ellen White regarding segregation of the black and the white races be understood within the context of the time and the situation. Slavery had not too long been abolished when she wrote her counsel. See, we must go retrospectively to Mrs. White’s time, and consider the fact that ... Read more

Lessons from the Book of Amos, Part I

This was apparently the condition in the days of Amos. This is why we can learn invaluable lessons as we study the scriptures and why I have always maintained, and will maintain until I am shown differently, that every book of the Bible is a book of last-day events.

Restoring the Temple – Winter Health and Safety

It is important to plan ahead. It does not take a lot of effort to do the minimal for safety. Even the animals and insects plan ahead! “The ants [are] a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer.” Proverbs 30:25.

The Pen of Inspiration – Christmas is Coming

Christmas is coming,” is the note that is sounded throughout our world from East to West and from North to South. With youth, those of mature age, and even the aged, it is a period of general rejoicing, of great gladness.

Ask The Pastor – Buying Lottery Tickets

Question: I would like to know what the Bible says about buying lottery tickets. Is it wrong to buy a ticket to see if I can win a lot of money? Answer: There are literally millions of dollars...

Children’s Story – Snake in the Chicken House, Part II

Instead of seeing the black hen, Fluffy, on her nest with her chicks, she saw a big, black snake trying to eat another chicken, Keeter. She ran to the house for help from Ken.

Nature Nugget – Regeneration In the Animal World

Some organisms have the ability, by a process known as regeneration, of reorganizing their tissues to replace sections of their bodies that may have been lost or damaged.

Food for Life – No Dairy Carob Cake, Raspberry Sauce, and Tofu Whipped Cream

Favorite Recipes from Staff and Friends of Steps to Life [John the Baptist’s] diet, purely vegetable, of locusts [fruit of the carob tree] and wild honey, was a rebuke to the indulgence of appetite and the gluttony that everywhere prevailed.” Counsels on Health, 72. Many healthful cooks avoid using baking soda, and they are wise ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Search the Scriptures

December 27, 2003 - January 2, 2004 - Would you bear fruit to the glory of God? Would you refresh others? Then with heart hungering for the bread of life, the Word of God, search the Scriptures, and live by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Bible Study Guides – Prayer, Part I

January 3, 2004 - January 9, 2004 - There is necessity for diligence in prayer; let nothing hinder you. Make every effort to keep open the communion between Jesus and your own soul. Seek every opportunity to go where prayer is wont to be made. Those who are really seeking for communion with God will ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Prayer, Part II

January 10, 2004 - January 16, 2004 - God does not always answer our prayers as we expect, for we may not ask what would be for our highest good; but in His infinite love and wisdom He will give us those things which we most need.

Bible Study Guides – Answers to Prayer

January 17, 2004 - January 23, 2004 - Nehemiah humbled himself before God, giving Him the glory due unto His name. Thus also did Daniel in Babylon. Let us study the prayers of these men. They teach us that we are to humble ourselves, but that we are never to obliterate the line of demarcation ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Faith

January 24, 2004 - January 30, 2004 - We do not earn salvation by our obedience; for salvation is the free gift of God, to be received by faith. But obedience is the fruit of faith.

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