LandMarks Magazine Contents

2009 December

Editor’s Letter – The Law of Moses, Part III

“The great Teacher’s wisdom in limiting the measure of our researches in earthly directions, called the attention of all to his legislation from the very foundation of our world—to a code of morals, pure, simple, and practical, unencumbered by the long years of types and sacrifices, which passed away when the only true Sacrifice, Jesus, ... Read more

From Darwin to Hitler

In the 1900s Charles Darwin presented new theories that were different than any other since the world began. One was the theory of evolution. It developed, became accepted, and eventually led to greater crimes being committed in the 20th century than ever before recorded.

Price of Peace

I Thessalonians 5:2 says, “The day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.” Now, what will the people be saying when they are surprised? “Peace and safety” [verse 3], or as we noted in other translations, “Peace and security.” Does God intend that His people shall be engulfed in this great ... Read more

The Patience of Christ

There are various reasons given for the apparent delay of the second return of Jesus. Justifiably, most if not all reasons given may very well be correct. However, I would like to highlight one most important reason that could very well be the reason of all reasons why Jesus has not returned. So just to ... Read more

Heart Analysis

We are told to work out our salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12, last part). Jeremiah 17:9 speaks about the heart being “deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

Keys to the Storehouse – Desire to Be Blameless

Heavenly Father, please work in me both to will and to do of Thy good pleasure that I may do all things without murmuring and disputing or arguing. Heavenly Father, I desire to be blameless and harmless, sincere as Thy child while I walk today in this world. Help me to shine as your light ... Read more

Pen of Inspiration – Dream of the Temple and Lamb

On entering the building, I saw that the vast temple was supported by one immense pillar, and to this was tied a lamb all mangled and bleeding. We who were present seemed to know that this lamb had been torn and bruised on our account. All who entered the temple must come before it and ... Read more

Q&A – Is it right for Seventh-day Adventists to celebrate Christmas?

Christmas is a pagan holiday with a Christian name. In fact, the Pagan culture has had a great influence on our civilization, such as the names of the days of the week. However, since Sunday was named for the sun god and Monday for the moon god, we do not hesitate to live our normal ... Read more

Children’s Story – A Companion in Trouble

Now that all the danger was gone, I tried to talk with my new companion, but again he would not reply. Not a word did he say. I continued talking, however, as we rode toward the gate, though I utterly failed to see any reason why he did not answer me, and indeed felt rather ... Read more

Health – That Hungry Brain

The nutrition, the elements from the ground in the foods that we eat, and our lifestyle, has a direct reflection on our general health and also brain functions and thoughts. We know that the physical structure of the brain is the medium through which the mind works to receive spiritual messages and enable a relationship ... Read more

Nature – Hognose Defense Strategy

Hognose snakes are stout-bodied, sluggish, rear-fanged snakes. Their venom is mild and not dangerous to humans and their most distinguishing feature is their upturned snout for which they are named. This upturned snout aids them in digging in the loose sandy soil habitats in which they live.

Food – Water, A Critical Health Need

Last month we identified that a person’s need for water could be determined by taking your weight in pounds divided by 2, then divide by 8, and the resultant number would be the number of glasses of water you should drink each day. It is important to know some of the ways the body uses ... Read more

Recipe – Catalina Dressing

¼ cup sun-dried tomato bits 1 cup hot water ½ cup olive oil (or less if desired) ½ cup lemon juice ½ cup ketchup ½ cup sweetener of your choice 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. basil 1 Tbsp. dried onion bits Place tomatoes and water in blender and whiz 30 seconds or so. Add oil, ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Humility on Stilts?

December 27, 2009 - January 2, 2010 - “The humility that Jesus speaks of in the text is not a humility on stilts, as was the Pharisee’s, parading itself before the eyes of men, that his righteousness might be seen and praised of men. Humility is before honor.” The Signs of the Times, May 16, ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Healthy Root System

January 3, 2010 - January 9, 2010 - “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Free From Mixture

January 10, 2010 - January 16, 2010 - Being pure, meaning free from mixture or containing no material from a foreign country, does this apply to the inward man or the outward man? II Corinthians 4:16.

Bible Study Guides – Look Away! Look Up!

January 17, 2010 - January 23, 2010 - “In all ages Satan has persecuted the people of God. He has tortured them and put them to death, but in dying they became conquerors. They bore witness to the power of One mightier than Satan. Wicked men may torture and kill the body, but they cannot ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – That Preserving Influence

January 24, 2010 - January 30, 2010 - “For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. Salt is good; but if the salt have lost its saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.” Mark 9:49, 50.

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