LandMarks Magazine Contents

2010 March

Editor’s Letter – The Passover

The communion service is a sacred ceremony, a symbol of the sacrifice on Calvary referred to by Paul, as “Christ our Passover sacrificed for us” (I Corinthians 5:7). The sacrifice on the cross at Calvary is the real Passover which we commemorate every time we participate in the communion service and this is not commemorated ... Read more

Neglectful Blindness in the Light of Truth

A few days before His crucifixion, Jesus left the Jewish temple in Jerusalem for the last time. He had just denounced the hypocrisy of the Jewish leaders and of the nation as a whole and as He was leaving He made this pronouncement. He said, “See, your house is left to you desolate.” Matthew 23:38.

Removing the Protection from Jerusalem

When God’s protection is removed, the strongest fortifications become like paper maché. The greatest, most skillfully laid plans become like kindergarten strategy. The greatest security and the greatest secure institutions become like the Titanic on its maiden voyage. The most secure political alliances become like the alliance between Brutus and Caesar. Ruin follows. Where there ... Read more

Life Sketch of Ruth Josephine Wallner Grosboll, 8-25-1916 to 1-11-2010 Pt. 1

Ruth Josephine Wallner Grosboll passed away on January 10, 2010, in Wichita, Kansas. She worked at Steps to Life Ministries for over 15 years and has been a regular contributor to LandMarks magazine. Ruth Josephine Wallner was born to Joe and Agnes Wallner in Huron, South Dakota, on August 25, 1916.

The First Commandment

Look at Deuteronomy 6:4: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.” When you have a singular with a plural, you are talking about the true God. When you have a plural with a plural, you are talking about a false god. It is the same word but a different god. God says, ... Read more

Pen of Inspiration – The Precious Promises

If we escape the contaminating influences of this degenerate age, we have earnest work before us, and we must have a living connection with Christ. We must have a knowledge of his life and character, and a desire to be like him. Then we must seek earnestly to overcome the temptations that are around us, ... Read more

Keys to the Storehouse – Trial of Your Faith

If your faith is a conviction, you will not be swayed and all that you do will be Christlike. You will be living your life for the Lord. You can honestly say, “For to me to live is Christ.” Philippians 1:21. If your faith is just a preference, a choice depending on the circumstances, you ... Read more

Children’s Story – A Good Foundation

Construction started on the two houses. Teddy’s house was going up very quickly, first the foundation, then the walls, and in no time at all it was finished and the family was able to move in. Johnny was often invited over to play in the large, grassy yard. Oh, they had so much fun!

Q&A – If I go to Church on Saturday, can I go on Sunday?

Looking at the history of Sunday worship we see that Sunday was named to honor the sun god and not the God who created the sun, but the sun itself. Satan, the enemy of heaven, diverted worship from the creator to the created.

Health – Parsley

The humble Parsley is used as a popular garnish but is usually left uneaten. This is a pity since it is probably more nourishing than the concoctions which it garnishes. Often it is the only green on the plate! Parsley is also a remarkable diuretic which, among other things, heals many complaints of the urinary ... Read more

Nature – The Wandering Glider

Like all dragonflies, Wandering Gliders are predators, feeding on smaller insects such as gnats, mosquitoes and midges. The abdomen of the adult can store large amounts of fat that is used as energy for long-distance travel. They often form large feeding swarms in areas where food is plentiful.

Food – Sunlight – Blessing or Curse

Sunlight provides warmth for our planet and without it there would be no life. The energy from the sun supports chemical actions necessary for all life. It helps promote and regulate the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the environment and also affects the humidity and rain cycles.

Recipe – Tofu Salad Dressing

Tofu, medium firm (16 oz.) ¼ cup fresh tomato 1/8 cup water ¼ cup fresh red bell pepper 2 Tbsp. olive oil ¼ cup fresh lemon juice, to taste ½ tsp. salt, to taste ¼ tsp. onion powder ¼ tsp. garlic powder Blend the ingredients, except the lemon juice, until smooth. Pour into glass jar ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Christ our Redeemer

March 28, 2010 - April 3, 2010 - “Plain and specific prophecies had been given regarding the appearance of the Promised One. To Adam was given an assurance of the coming of the Redeemer. The sentence pronounced on Satan, ‘I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Sin—What is it?

April 4, 2010 - April 10, 2010 - "Sin is defined to be ‘the transgression of the law.’ I John 3:5, 4. But Christ was obedient to every requirement of the law. … By His perfect obedience He has made it possible for every human being to obey God’s commandments. When we submit ourselves to ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – The Origin of Sin and God’s Response

April 11, 2010 - April 17, 2010 - “It is impossible to explain the origin of sin so as to give a reason for its existence. Yet enough may be understood concerning both the origin and the final disposition of sin, to make fully manifest the justice and benevolence of God in all His dealings ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Temptations of Christ

April 18, 2010 - April 24, 2010 - “When Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted, He was led by the Spirit of God. He did not invite temptation. He went to the wilderness to be alone, to contemplate His mission and work. By fasting and prayer He was to brace Himself for ... Read more

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