LandMarks Magazine Contents

2010 July

Editor’s Letter – Actions and Meanings

Jesus was crucified at the Passover season. In the Old Covenant nobody was allowed to look into or go into the Most Holy Place except on the Day of Atonement. But now, it was possible to see directly into the Most Holy Place when it was not on the Day of Atonement.

Do You Weigh Enough?

Heaven is a place worth striving for, a place worth going to. It is a place where people are infinitely happy all the time. But, before anybody is allowed in, they must be weighed. When I was a boy and went to the physician’s office I would be weighed before the examination. God is weighing ... Read more

Voluntary Lobotomy

“Conscience and right principles of life should be sustained.” Healthful Living, 203. What is conscience? It is a sense of right or wrong in one’s conduct or motives. What does a “lobotomy” do? It takes away your sense of right and wrong.

Honor your Parents

Ephesians 6:1–4 tells us that there is a second side to this: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise); That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

A Call for Reformation

In these last days there is a great need for consecrated leaders who will not compromise on godly standards of worship. Sadly, many of those leading out and holding positions in the church today are neither spiritually nor mentally prepared for such responsible positions.

Satan’s First Lie

“The miracle-working power manifested through spiritualism will exert its influence against those who choose to obey God rather than men. Communications from the spirits will declare that God has sent them to convince the rejecters of Sunday of their error, affirming that the laws of the land should be obeyed as the law of God."

Children’s Story – Never Give Up!

Was she going to give up now? Oh no; never! Neither should any dear child give up after making a mistake. You know, Jesus is always ready to help and forgive us when we make a mistake. Remember this!

Pen of Inspiration – A Vivid View of Future Events

They have come out of great tribulation. They have walked in the fiery furnace in the world, heated intensely by the passions and caprices of men who would enforce upon them the worship of the beast and his image, who would compel them to be disloyal to the God of heaven.

Keys to the Storehouse – Is Your Appointment Confirmed?

A very important question for each of us to ask ourselves is, “Have I received the Holy Spirit and is my appointment confirmed?”

Q&A – Am I being a hypocrite to pray when I don’t feel like it?

When you pray, or talk to God, at a time you do not feel like it simply means that you are not depending upon feelings, but you are rendering your heart to God by faith. It is dangerous to solely depend upon feelings, because they are as changeable as the weather.

Nature – Oilbirds

Oilbirds are nocturnal forest birds native to northern South America from Trinidad south to Bolivia. They are related to the nightjars (nocturnal birds which include the Whip-poor-will) and are usually placed in the same order as they, but recent evidence suggests that they deserve to be placed in their own order, as they are sufficiently ... Read more

Health – Grains

Wheat and other grains are widely used to make bread, pancakes, soups, etc., but not many know that there are also medicinal uses for these grains.

Food – Sweet Temptations

Have you ever been tempted because of some sweet delicacy? I am sure that each of us has experienced this type of appeal to intemperance or overindulgence. We must ask ourselves in regard to sweet delicacies, What kind and how much is alright and what is too much? Here are some facts and problems related ... Read more

Recipe – Bean Soup

1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 large yellow or white onion, chopped 1 Tbsp. garlic, chopped 1 can (28 oz.) diced fire-roasted tomatoes 1 tsp. chili powder substitute 1 tsp. ground cumin 3 cans chickpeas (or kidney beans, black beans, white beans) rinsed and drained (or 4 ½ cups cooked) 4 cups vegetable broth ¼ cup ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – A Study for Modern Israel

August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010 - As in Zerubbabel’s day, God’s people did not fully recognize their need to escape from captivity and rebuild the church (reference Haggai, chapter 1 story). Thus commenced a delay in the rebuilding of God’s church.

Bible Study Guides – Seventh-day Adventists and the Work of Rebuilding the Church and the Wall

August 8, 2010 - August 14, 2010 - Has the Seventh-day Adventist denomination completed the rebuilding of God’s church? In order to start to answer this question, we would have to have some sort of understanding of what the rebuilt church should look like, else how could we recognize its completion? There are many Scriptures ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – A Modern Captivity

August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010 - “Please read the third chapter [of Jeremiah]. This chapter is a lesson for modern Israel. Let all who claim to be children of God understand that He will not serve with their sins any more than He would with the sins of ancient Israel.”

Bible Study Guides – The Extent and Implications of a Modern Captivity

August 22, 2010 - August 28, 2010 - If this has really been happening in the Seventh-day Adventist church; if the same sins that led to earlier captivities have been practiced with persistence, should we expect a different result? Should we expect that the SDA organization is about to be cleaned up, or expect to ... Read more

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