LandMarks Magazine Contents

2012 October

Editorial – Unity, Inspired Counsel

Wherein lies the strength of the church? In unity, in humility, in perfect adherence to the Word of the Lord. In selfish superiority, men would take the throne, as if there was no God to direct and to give power to His workers.

Lives of Unfaithfulness

The Jews misunderstood who it was that truly represented Israel. They thought that by making a profession and joining their church, then you were part of Israel. But John the Baptist said no, a profession without a corresponding character is nothing.

The Science of Salvation

The basis of the science of salvation is summed up this way: “Christ crucified, Christ risen, Christ ascended into the heavens, Christ coming again.”

The Key to Salvation

The central theme of the Bible, the theme about which every other in the whole book clusters, is the redemption plan, the restoration in the human soul of the image of God. From the first intimation of hope in the sentence pronounced in Eden to that last glorious promise of the Revelation,...

My Journey for Jesus

It was about twelve years after being baptized in 1977 that I heard about our incredible health message. I had become a vegetarian when I joined the church, but did not understand how much more there was to learn.

Cleansing the Soul Temple

The work of Christ in cleansing the leper from his terrible disease is an illustration of His work in cleansing the soul from sin. The man who came to Jesus was full of leprosy, and the deadly poison permeated his whole body.

Current Events – Natural Disasters

Hurricanes, storms, tempests, disasters by sea and by land, follow one another in quick succession. The signs thickening around us, telling of the near approach of the Son of God, are attributed to any other than the true cause. . . .

Inspiration – The Net

The kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind; which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

Keys to the Storehouse – Prove yourself Faithful

“He (Elisha) is spoken of as pouring water on the hands of Elijah, his master. As the prophet’s personal attendant, he continued to prove faithful in little things.”

Q&A – What was Written in the Little Book in Revelation 5?

Have you any ideas of what was written in the little book in Revelation 5? Revelation 5:1: “And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.”

Health – Cheese

Very few things are sacrosanct in this day, and cheese must now be classed among those things that have lost their halo. Cheese has been used for at least 4,000 years, and has been widely acclaimed as a healthful food.

Children’s Story – Happy, Happy Home

Tonight they sang their best-loved songs. Betty Lou, who was five years old, never tired of singing “Happy, Happy Home.” Linda chose “Beautiful Zion, Built Above,” and Harold wanted “Smile and Be Cheery.”

Customs of Bible Times – Death in Eastern Lands

The attitude of the people of the East toward death, and their behavior at such times, is so strikingly different from the attitude and behavior in the West that the Bible student will do well to study such customs.

Food – Home Canning

For some reason, canning, as a method of very long-term food storage, fell into disuse. Maybe it’s the hurry/rush syndrome many folks have become addicted to, necessitating “instant” foods, microwave ovens, and mixes for everything from pancakes to casseroles.

Recipe – Canned Apricots in Honey Syrup

1 cup Honey 2 ½ cups water 3 lbs. apricots, firm, but not hard Fill canning pot halfway full with water and bring to a boil. Place flat lids in a small pot, cover with hot water and bring to a simmer. Combine honey and water in a medium pot and bring to a simmer. ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Strength for Service

October 28, 2012 - November 3, 2012 - We are engaged in a great work, and there are many opportunities for service in various lines. Let all pray earnestly that God may guide them into the right channels of service. God’s workmen should not neglect any opportunity to help others in every possible way.

Bible Study Guides – David’s Prayer Life

November 4, 2012 - November 10, 2012 - One of the most earnest prayers recorded in the Word of God is that of David when he pleaded, ‘Create in me a clean heart, O God.’ Psalm 51:10. God’s response to such a prayer is, A new heart will I give you. This is a work ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – In Times of Crisis

November 10, 2012 - November 16, 2012 - What serious crisis endangered Judah during the reign of Jehoshaphat, and how did the monarch respond? II Chronicles 20:1–13. Note: “With confidence Jehoshaphat could say to the Lord, ‘Our eyes are upon Thee.’ ..."

Bible Study Guides – The Prayers of the Righteous

November 17, 2012 - November 23, 2012 - Nehemiah humbled himself before God, giving Him the glory due unto His name. Thus also did Daniel in Babylon. Let us study the prayers of these men. They teach us that we are to humble ourselves, but that we are never to obliterate the line of demarcation ... Read more

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