LandMarks Magazine Contents

2004 September

Editorial – 1843, Part II

The 1843 (eventually corrected to 1844) date of William Miller’s message was derived from the study of prophecy, especially the prophecy in Daniel 8:13, 14. The critics of Adventism have taken advantage of the average person’s lack of knowledge about several terms to introduce confusion, instead of understanding, concerning the fulfillment of this prophecy.

The Seven Churches, Part I

These seven churches bore characteristics of various churches that would exist in all ages. We can find churches similar to each of these churches today. These seven churches characterize various periods of earth’s history.

Parallel Prophecies of Daniel, Part II

Daniel 11 and 12 are all one prophecy. There is not even a sentence break at the end of Daniel 11. In Daniel 11, there are given the earthly powers. Then, in Daniel 11 and 12, there is a Divine intervention.

Sound an Alarm! Build an Ark!

We can sound the alarm all we want, but unless we are building an ark—an ark of safety, an ark of faith, an ark of refuge—we are not going to be preserved.

Shaken In or Shaken Out

May I ask the question, Are people being shaken out of the church, or are they being shaken into the church?....When Jesus was here on earth, He healed a blind man.

Shaken, Sifted, Settled, and Sealed, Part I

The Lord counsels us to buy the eyesalve for the purpose of discerning these very things. (Revelation 3:18.) This is vital in our understanding the process of shaken, sifted, settled, and sealed.

The Power of Speech, Part IX

The children of God should never be rough and discourteous in their bearing toward one another. They should never blame and condemn. To those who want to give vent to a spirit of faultfinding, I would say, Go out among the rocks and stumps, and there relieve your mind of its evil thoughts;...

Children’s Story – How Much Does a Prayer Weigh?

It was not a grocery list; it was a written prayer, which said: “Dear Lord, you know my needs, and I am leaving this in Your hands.”

The Pen of Inspiration – A Message for Today

We have an abundance of weighty, solemn truths to proclaim without spending time in devising fanciful theories to present as testing truth. What is the chaff to the wheat? The final judgment is a most solemn event, which must take place before the assembled universe.

Nature Nugget – Are Bluebirds Truly Blue?

The blue coloration of most blue-colored birds such as bluebirds and white birds such as egrets is not from pigments but from structural coloration called schemochromes. This is a result of small changes in feather structure that alters their light reflective properties and results in a preferential scattering of light.

Restoring the Temple – Decreasing Your Risk of Disease

God, the great governor of the universe, has put everything under law. The tiny flower and the towering oak, the grain of sand and the mighty ocean, sunshine and shower, wind and rain, all obey nature’s laws. But man has been placed under a higher law. He has been given an intellect to see, and ... Read more

Ask the Pastor – Majority Vote

Question: A teaching is going around in our church that says when a vote is taken, if the majority supports it, it represents the voice of God to the people and should be accepted as truth. Should we really accept this?

Food for Life – Natural Immune Boosting Drink

I [Ellen White] saw that when we tax our strength, overlabor and weary ourselves much, then we take colds and at such times are in danger of diseases taking a dangerous form. We must not leave the care of ourselves for God to see to and to take care of that which He has left ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Prophecy Illustrated by Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream

September 25, 2004 - October 1, 2004 - The dream of the great image, opening before Nebuchadnezzar events reaching to the close of time, had been given that he might understand the part he was to act in the world’s history, and the relation that his kingdom should sustain to the kingdom of heaven.

Bible Study Guides – The History of Nations Foretold

October 2, 2004 - October 8, 2004 - It is clear from history that the world power succeeding the third prophetic empire was Rome. However, the transition was gradual so that it is impossible to point to a specific event as marking the change.

Bible Study Guides – The Papacy and Its Work

October 9, 2004 - October 15, 2004 - To the very close of time he [little horn of the fourth beast] will carry forward the work of deception. And the revelator declares, also referring to the papacy: ‘All that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – The Vision of Daniel 8

October 16, 2004 - October 22, 2004 - When did Daniel have the vision that is recorded in Daniel 8:1? note: “This vision was given to Daniel in the third year of the reign of Belshazzar, that being the year when Babylon was overthrown.”

Bible Study Guides – The 2300 Days

October 23, 2004 - October 29, 2004 - There was one important point in the vision of chapter 8 which had been left unexplained, namely, that relating to time—the period of the 2300 days; therefore the angel, in resuming his explanation, dwells chiefly upon the subject of time.

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