LandMarks Magazine Contents

2003 July

Editorial – Preconceived Opinions

In Jesus’ day, the Jews had many preconceived opinions about how prophecy was going to be fulfilled. They clung so tenaciously to these preconceived opinions (many of which were hundreds of years old—venerable with age) that,...

Four Old Things, Part I

Where are you going? “Well,” someone says, “I go to the right church!” Does that make you go to the right place? No. “I belong to the right church organization!”

Freedom of Choice, Part I

Religious liberty, freedom of choice, is of the utmost importance to God. The very thing that makes our love valuable to God is the fact that we do not have to give it. When we choose to give it, it makes it very valuable to Him. He gave us that freedom, that choice.

Gospel of Liberty

Obedience to God is liberty from the thralldom of sin, deliverance from human passion and impulse. Man may stand conqueror of himself, conqueror of his own inclinations, conqueror of principalities and powers, and of ‘the rulers of the darkness of this world,’ and of ‘spiritual wickedness in high places.’

Unity Among God’s End-Time People

“The secret of true unity in the church and in the family is not diplomacy, not management, not a superhuman effort to overcome difficulties—though there will be much of this to do—but union with Christ.” The Adventist Home, 179.

Will Thou Be Made Whole? Part I

Do you want to be made whole? That sounds very inviting. The Bible says, “There was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep [market] a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.

Inspiration – The Crisis Imminent

All heaven is represented to me as watching the unfolding of events. A crisis is to be revealed in the great and prolonged controversy in the government of God on earth. Something great and decisive is to take place, and that right early.

Restoring the Temple – The Reproductive System

By the third week, these cells are forming into organs. The embryo becomes a fetus by the seventh week. By the second month, most of every major organ system is in place.

Ask The Pastor – Original Sin

There are many people who believe the doctrine that we are all born sinners. This comes from misunderstanding a false doctrine called “Original Sin.” The original sin doctrine teaches that when a human being is born, he inherits sin from his parent.

Nature Nugget – Troglomorphic Fishes

There are two groups of troglomorphic fishes in the United States, the cavefishes of the family Amblyopsidae and the blindcats of the family Ictaluridae. The cavefishes are less than five inches in length and are found in the eastern United States.

Children’s Story – Tales of a Tennessee Chain Gang, Part I

Burchard lived four and a half miles from Graysville, Tennessee, in a little valley called the Cove. In Graysville, a town of 600, about 20 percent of the town kept the seventh-day Sabbath.

Bible Study Guides – Hebrews 11:1–7

July 26, 2003 - August 1, 2003 - What is the first great thing we understand by faith? Hebrews 11:3. note: “The deepest students of science are constrained to recognize in nature the working of infinite power. But to man’s unaided reason, nature’s teaching cannot but be contradictory and disappointing. Only in the light of ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Hebrews 11:8–16

August 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003 - What caused Abraham to leave his native land and go to an unknown country? Hebrews 11:8. note: “Abraham was called to go forth from his home, a light-bearer to the heathen. And without questioning, he obeyed. . . . So today God’s servants are to go where ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Hebrews 11:17–19

August 9, 2003 - August 15, 2003 - What led Abraham to comply with God’s command? Hebrews 11:17. note: “This act of faith in Abraham is recorded for our benefit. It teaches us the great lesson of confidence in the requirements of God, however close and cutting they may be; and it teaches children perfect ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Hebrews 11:20–30

August 16, 2003 - August 22, 2003 - How could Jacob say with such assurance what Ephraim and Manasseh should have? Hebrews 11:21. note: “Jacob’s history is an assurance that God will not cast off those who have been betrayed into sin, but who have returned unto Him with true repentance.

Bible Study Guides – Hebrews 11:31–40

August 23, 2003 - August 29, 2003 - What other ancients “obtained a good report” through faith? Hebrews 11:32. note: “These examples of human steadfastness bear witness to the faithfulness of God’s promises—of His abiding presence and sustaining grace. They testify to the power of faith to withstand the powers of the world.”

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