LandMarks Magazine Contents

2004 July

Editorial – The Meaning of Prophetic Endorsements

So what does a prophetic endorsement mean? We go to the Scriptures to find the highest possible prophetic endorsement for the Christian—that of Jesus Christ Himself. In Matthew 11, Jesus said, concerning John the Baptist, that (1) He endorsed the ministry of John the Baptist;...

What Manner of Persons

In 11 Peter 3:11, the question is asked, “What manner of persons ought you to be?” This chapter of 11 Peter is the last letter from the apostle Peter. In the first chapter, he tells us that very soon he is going to die.

The Power of Music, Part III

There are many everyday examples of the power of music. A mother sings a soft, soothing lullaby, and a baby falls peacefully asleep. A student arrives at home full of tension from a stressful school day, and a few minutes of light flute or string music drains the tension and leaves her relaxed but alert.

True Freedom in Worship

...wherever a Jew might be living, no man should speak against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. This gave freedom to every believer to worship unmolested.

Lessons From the Book of Amos – Part VIII

The last five verses of the last chapter of Amos have real lessons for us. They hold out to the sinner the hope of recovery. Even though we may have gone far from the path He would have us take, God holds out His hands and He makes an appeal.

The Power of Speech, Part VII

We must lay hold of the supreme Power, and close our ears to complaint and faultfinding. Crush this inclination, and empty the soul temple of evil-thinking.

Children’s Story – The Brown Towel

What should I do? At last I thought of my towels. I had six, of course brown linen, but little worn. They seemed a scanty supply for a family of seven;...

The Pen of Inspiration – Homeward Bound

I feel as if I must cry aloud: “Homeward bound!” We are nearing the time when Christ will come in power and great glory to take His ransomed ones to their eternal home.

Nature Nugget – Soaring Serpents

In the lowland rainforests of southern and southeastern Asia, live the Flying Tree Snakes of which there are five species of the genus Chrysopelea. Flying snakes are so named because they are the only snakes that can move through the open air.

Restoring the Temple – A Low Fat Diet

Refined carbohydrates and added salt have been found to contribute significantly to the development of heart and blood vessel problems. On a low-fat diet, the plaques or sores that are narrowing the arteries should gradually begin to disappear so that near-normal circulation will be restored.

Ask the Pastor – Will Everyone be in Heaven?

Question: Something has been bothering me for quite a while. I know that eventually everyone will die. It seems to me that the important question is will they all go to heaven?

Food for Life – Spinach Soup & Avocado and Carrot Salad

“The Lord will teach many in all parts of the world to combine fruits, grains, and vegetables into foods that will sustain life and will not bring disease. Those who have never seen the recipes for making the health foods now on the market, will work intelligently, experimenting with the food productions of the earth, ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – The Fall of Ancient Babylon

July 31, 2004 - August 6, 2004 - Through the folly and weakness of Belshazzar, the grandson of Nebuchadnezzar, proud Babylon was soon to fall. Admitted in his youth to a share in kingly authority, Belshazzar gloried in his power and lifted up his heart against the God of heaven.

Bible Study Guides – The Gospel Message to Medo-Persia

August 7, 2004 - August 13, 2004 - The experience of Daniel as a statesman in the kingdoms of Babylon and Medo-Persia reveals the truth that a businessman is not necessarily a designing, policy man, but that he may be a man instructed by God at every step.

Bible Study Guides – The Message of Deliverance from Babylon

August 14, 2004 - August 20, 2004 - The advent of the army of Cyrus before the walls of Babylon was to the Jews a sign that their deliverance from captivity was drawing nigh. More than a century before the birth of Cyrus, Inspiration had mentioned him by name, and had caused a record to ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – The Rise and Work of Modern Babylon

August 21, 2004 - August 27, 2004 - In Revelation 17 Babylon is represented as a woman—a figure which is used in the Bible as the symbol of a church, a virtuous woman representing a pure church, a vile woman an apostate church.

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