LandMarks Magazine Contents

2004 February

Editorial – In Search of the Apostle Paul

We are looking for the apostle Pauls of our time—those who right now are the bitterest enemies of the truth but who will in the future become its champions. Will you join us in the search?

The Filthy Garment, Part II

In Zechariah 3:3, it says, “And Joshua was clothed in filthy garments; he was standing before the angel.” Joshua was clothed in filthy garments. Friends, this is not just a description of history; this is a prophecy about God’s people at the end of time.

Lessons from the Book of Amos – Part III

There are some important lessons to be learned from Amos’ account found in the first three verses of Amos 4. Women have a special calling. They have a special responsibility before God and before the world.

The Malignity of Sin, Part I

Why? He has very good reasons. He has a vested interest in the great controversy, which is wrapping up, and He is acquainted, all too well, with our human nature and our bent toward sin.

The Power of Speech, Part II

The reproach of the disciple’s sin is cast upon Christ. It causes Satan to triumph, and wavering souls to stumble. By giving proof of repentance, the disciple, so far as lies in his power, is to remove this reproach.

Preparing for the Latter Rain, Part V

It would seem important that we inquire of ourselves, How thoroughly are we preparing to receive the Holy Spirit in the latter rain? The end result of the disciples meeting together was that they were of one accord.

Children’s Story – How Do I Love Thee

When he was seated, he opened the card and read: “Congratulations on your promotion, Tom. I couldn’t be more proud of you! I love you dearly, Lara.”

Nature Nugget – The Praying Mantis

Relatives of the cockroach, the praying mantises, or mantids, are carnivorous insects that are named for the constant position in which they hold their front legs when at rest. Their front legs are held folded together as if they were praying, when in reality they are preying rather than praying.

The Pen of Inspiration – Christ the Center of the Message

The third angel’s message calls for the presentation of the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, and this truth must be brought before the world; but the great Center of attraction, Jesus Christ, must not be left out of the third angel’s message.

Restoring the Temple – Blood Pressure

Question: I have been told that I have high blood pressure. What is high blood pressure, and what is normal blood pressure? —jb, washington Answer: You may have noticed that if you force the same amount of water through hoses of different diameters,...

Ask the Pastor – Israel, No Longer a Nation?

Question: Could you please help me understand Jeremiah 31:36, which says, “If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, [then] the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.” I know we do not believe that the nation of Israel will play a part in the last ... Read more

Food for Life – Spinach Quiche

Favorite Recipes from Staff and Friends of Steps to Life And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every green herb for meat: and it was so.” Genesis 1:30. “The diet of the ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Fruit of the Spirit; Works of the Flesh

February 28, 2004 - March 5, 2004 - The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. When a man is converted to God, a new moral taste is supplied, a new motive power is given, and he loves the things that God loves; for his life is bound up ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – The Gifts of the Spirit

March 6, 2004 - March 12, 2004 - So long as the Holy Spirit strives with men, the gifts of the Spirit will be seen to a greater or less degree. God placed these gifts in the church ‘for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – The Gift of Prophecy

March 13, 2004 - March 19, 2004 - How is the instrument chosen through whom the prophetic gift is to be exercised? Romans 12:6; Deuteronomy 18:15. Compare 1 Corinthians 12:11; Acts 7:37.

Bible Study Guides – Review of the Quarter

March 20, 2004 - March 26, 2004 - If you search the Scriptures to vindicate your own opinions, you will never reach the truth. Search in order to learn what the Lord says. If conviction comes as you search, if you see that your cherished opinions are not in harmony with the truth,...

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