LandMarks Magazine Contents

2011 May

Editorial – Tradition

The Roman Catholic belief is that tradition is equally valid with the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments but the Protestant position is that only writings inspired by God are valid as authority in matters of faith and religion. What is your position?

Wheat and Tares

Everybody is going to be bound in a bundle, one that will be burned up or one that will be taken to heaven. Right now we are living in this harvest time. It is during this time that the tares and the wheat are separated by the angels.

Babylonian Captivity

The Babylonians tried to change three things of their captives: mental, physical and spiritual. When Satan attacks, he attacks your body, mind, and soul, which encompasses everything! That is exactly what Satan tried to do in the Garden of Eden.

From Trials to Triumph

As long as God’s church is in existence, there will be trials and tribulations. Why is this oppression and persecution part of life on earth? “The warfare against God’s law commenced in heaven...This work—the conflict between truth and error—lies at the foundation of the trials and tribulations that the children of God will experience. This ... Read more

The Two Witnesses

The setting in Revelation 11 for the two witnesses is the 1,260-year time period, and the release of the two witnesses and their rise to prominence in the world has more to do with the second-advent movement than with the Dark Ages.

Testimony – Trudel’s Story

The year was 1945 and the end of World War II was nearing. Like many others whose lives were war-torn and shattered, Gertrude (Trudel) Kowarsch dreamed of escaping with her family to Western Germany. She and her husband, Willie (testimony in LandMarks, January 2011), owned a 100-acre farm in Eastern Germany about 60 miles from ... Read more

Lifestyle – Temperance – Marriage

The first prerequisite for marriage is that the man is to leave his father and mother. So, before the man marries, he is to leave his family home and establish a home of his own. Many youth are looking for relationships and intimacy before they meet the first requirement of marriage, to be established themselves ... Read more

Keys to the Storehouse – Danger of Shadows

Impatience, discontentment, sadness and gloom all are Satan’s shadows blocking out the light shining through us to others. As we bask in the light of the Word, we learn to recognize these shadows that do not represent Christ! Resist the devil’s shadows that he may not quench the light that reflects through us to others, ... Read more

Inspiration – What was Secured by the Death of Christ?

The blood of Christ is the eternal antidote for sin. The offensive character of sin is seen in what it cost the Son of God in humiliation, in suffering and death. All the worlds behold in him a living testimony to the malignity of sin, for in his divine form he bears the marks of ... Read more

Children’s Story – Almost

The dictionary defines the word almost as “very nearly, but not exactly or entirely.” As strange as it may sound at first, almost is a word that we are trying to curtail from our family’s vocabulary. Now, there’s nothing inherently wrong with the word itself; the almost mindset is the focus of our curtailing campaign.

Food – The Optimal Diet

In order to know what are the best foods, we must study God’s original plan for man’s diet. He who created man and who understands his needs appointed Adam his food.

Recipe – Wild Rice Salad

3 cups water 2 cups uncooked wild rice 2 cups finely chopped dried apricots 2 cups dried cherries 1 cup chopped walnuts ½ cup olive oil 1/3 cup lemon juice 2 Tbsp. maple syrup 1 ½ tsp. salt   In a large saucepan, bring water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Lessons from the Writings of Solomon – Little Things in Life

May 29, 2011 - June 4, 2011 - In what ways are the smaller matters in life worthy of our attention? Proverbs 15:16; Song of Solomon 2:15. Note: “Faithful in little things, the Christian pays strict attention to the smallest matters, and thus forms a character that will lead him to be faithful in great ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Parenting

June 5, 2011 - June 11, 2011 - What should parents teach their children in regard to appetite? Proverbs 23:1–3. Why is it so important to begin this instruction as early as possible? Note: “Parents who have taught their children to eat unhealthful, stimulating food all their lives—until the taste is perverted, and they crave ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Life and Death

June 12, 2011 - June 18, 2011 - What must we know about the solemnity of death—both of ourselves and others? Hebrews 9:27; Proverbs 24:11, 12. Note: “...That our influence should be a savor of death unto death, is a fearful thought, yet this is possible."

Bible Study Guides – Solomon’s Testimony

June 19, 2011 - June 25, 2011 - To what heights of worldly wealth and splendor did Solomon reach? Ecclesiastes 2:4–10. What did he finally see, and how can we learn from it? Ecclesiastes 2:11, 12.

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