LandMarks Magazine Contents

2013 May

Editor’s Letter – Perfection of Character

"The church, endowed with the righteousness of Christ, is His depositary, in which the riches of His mercy, His grace, and His love, are to appear in full and final display. Christ looks upon His people in their purity and perfection, as the reward of His humiliation, and the supplement of His glory—Christ, the great ... Read more

A Needed Cleansing

The cleansing of the sanctuary and the purification of the church are one and the same thing. The sanctuary in heaven cannot be cleansed while the church on earth gets more and more defiled. That is impossible. Revelation 22:11, 12 says that the church on earth will be cleansed and purified by the close of ... Read more

Why Some Prayers are Not Answered

Failure to humble ourselves leads to unanswered prayer – “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank Thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.” ... Read more

Three Steps to Glory

In Romans, Paul makes very clear what he means when he uses the term, “under grace”: “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not!” Romans 6:14, 15.

The Reformation and the New Covenant

It was the work of the Reformation to restore to men the word of God; but is it not too true that in the churches of our time men are taught to rest their faith upon their creed and the teachings of their church rather than on the Scriptures?

Ellen White in Vision

In vision her eyes were open. There was no breath, but there were graceful movements of the shoulders, arms, and hands, expressive of what she saw. It was impossible for anyone else to move her hands or arms. She often uttered words singly, and sometimes sentences, which expressed to those about her the nature of ... Read more

Keys to the Storehouse – The True Fast

God asks us to enter into another fast; one from doing our own thing so that others may receive a spiritual blessing through us. So, how do we do that?

Inspiration – Angels in Amazement!

Angels are amazed that men regard so lightly and indifferently the vital truths which mean so much to the sinner, and continue willing subjects under the captivity of Satan and sin, when so much has been endured in the divine person of the Son of God.

Current Events – The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

The law passed both houses of Congress by large majorities and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Section 3 of The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) codifies the non-recognition of same-sex marriages for all federal purposes, including insurance benefits for government employees, Social Security survivors’ benefits, immigration, and the filing of joint tax ... Read more

Question and Answer – Made Complete. How is this possible?

It is not by anything man can do by his own merit to complete the good work in you that was initiated by the Holy Spirit. He will complete what He started (Philippians 1:6).

Bible Study Guides – “Fear God, and Give Glory to Him”

May 26, 2013 - June 1, 2013 - “A proper fear of God, in believing His threatenings, works the peaceable fruits of righteousness, by causing the trembling soul to flee to Jesus. Many ought to have this spirit today, and turn to the Lord with humble contrition, for the Lord has not given so many ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – “The Hour of His Judgment Is Come”

June 2, 2013 - June 8, 2013 - “Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” Revelation 14:7.

Bible Study Guides – In the Heavenly Sanctuary

June 9, 2013 - June 15, 2013 - Of what was the earthly sanctuary a type or pattern? Hebrews 8:5. Why are God’s people to look no longer to that earthly sanctuary? Hebrews 9:24; 8:1, 2.

Bible Study Guides – The Second Angel’s Message

June 16, 2013 - June 22, 2013 - What is the second angel’s message? Revelation 14:8. What does this message mean? Note: “The term ‘Babylon’ is derived from ‘Babel,’ and signifies confusion. It is employed in Scripture to designate the various forms of false or apostate religion.”

Bible Study Guides – The Third Angel’s Message

June 23, 2013 - June 29, 2013 - What is the essence of the third angel’s message? Revelation 14:9, 10. Note: “In contrast to those who keep the commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus, the third angel points to another class, against whose errors a solemn and fearful warning is uttered: [Revelation ... Read more

Health – Aging and the Brain

Amyloid is the brain “crud” that accumulates in the brains of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Another beneficial plant flavonoid is called baicalein, an extract of a plant called skullcap, which has been shown to protect brain cells from damage by toxins and excitotoxicity (the process of nerve damage through continuous stimulation), as well ... Read more

Children’s Story – Before the Fact

“ ‘Calkins,’ he said to my dad, ‘I heard a minister once say that God would “rebuke the devourer” for believing folks. Most of the church folks ’round about these parts feel that this is what has happened. I guess you folks are paying God the tithe.’ ”

Food – Kale, the Best of Greens

Rising immensely in popularity over the last year, kale has changed the diets of healthy eaters around the world. Low in calories, high in iron, and filled with powerful antioxidants, this vegetable has it all. And while kale’s vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K help your body stay healthy, it also serves as a ... Read more

Nature – The Whistling Swan

Swans do not usually associate with other birds but fly only with their own species. Their migratory flocks may be as large as five hundred in number. At the proper time the flock slowly lifts into the air with strong, steady beats of their outstretched wings. The large body of the whistling swan lifts steadily ... Read more

Recipe – Kale Salad

1 bunch kale, stalks removed and discarded, leaves thinly sliced ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 1 lemon, juiced Kosher salt 2 tsp. honey 1 mango, diced small (about 1 cup) 1 Tbsp. toasted pumpkin seeds In large serving bowl, add the kale, half of lemon juice, a drizzle of oil and ... Read more

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