LandMarks Magazine Contents

2011 September

Editorial – True or False Assurance

“Therefore, brothers, be diligent to make sure of your calling and election.” II Peter 1:10, Literal Translation. Unfortunately, much of the assurance that many Christians have today is a false assurance. Ellen White explained it this way: “Many accept an intellectual religion, a form of godliness, when the heart is not cleansed."

The Assurance of the Resurrection

The age in which we live is one of unbelief. There is a saying that a man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still. There are many people who do not believe that there will ever be a resurrection; however, the Bible evidence is overwhelming.

Avoiding Satan’s Shadow

Although it was when Christ was at His weakest after fasting 40 days that Satan came at Him in marked contrast to prior temptations, Christ was able, by relying on the word of God, to resist Satan’s efforts to destroy not only Himself but the plan of salvation as well.

Our Past History – The Times of the Second Angel

“And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” Revelation 14:8. Notice, the second angel follows or accompanies the first angel with the message that Babylon is fallen. What is Babylon depicted as in the ... Read more

The Mystery of God and the Seventh Trumpet

There is an announcement concerning the mystery of God to be accomplished in Revelation 10:7 which connects with the blowing of the seventh trumpet in Revelation 11:15–19. These two references are as follows: “But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished.” Revelation ... Read more

Lifestyle – Rest

God has set an example for us in regard to rest. Rest has been built into our very own bodies, by the hand of God. Each organ of the body is designed to rest. We breathe in and then rest as we exhale and pause until the next breath. The heart pumps blood throughout the ... Read more

Keys to the Storehouse – I Would Never Deny My Lord, or Would I?

A spirit contrary to the spirit of Christ would deny Him, whatever the profession. Men may deny Christ by evilspeaking, by foolish talking, by words that are untruthful or unkind. They may deny Him by shunning life’s burdens, by the pursuit of sinful pleasure.

Children’s Story – He Could Have Been an Angel!

Have you ever seen an angel in disguise or read a story about one? This story is what happened to us in a poor country called Bangladesh when we first arrived in the airport to be missionaries in a foreign country.

A Call to Prayer

In this “Call to Prayer,” God would be pleased if we remember these people. There are 160 million people, in a country slightly smaller than the United States state of Iowa (55,598 square miles), living in abject poverty. Bangladesh, 90 percent Muslim and 9 percent Hindu, has been in relative darkness to the love of ... Read more

Pen of Inspiration – Christianity a Sword

Jesus said, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man’s foes shall be they of ... Read more

Questions and Answers – Forgiveness

If persons that I have always thought to be my friends pass me by without speaking, and talk to injure me without a cause, am I bound to forgive them and feel as friendly as before—even before they ask forgiveness? Christ does not forgive unless we ask; need we unless we are asked?

Health – Our Healing Vegetables

The next time you sit down to a plate of vegetables consider the important healing virtues they have, for they are more than just a tasty food. We will consider using mint or comfrey or some other herb for healing purposes not realizing that our vegetables are also herbs and have their value in helping ... Read more

Food – Life-saving Produce

Unless you’ve purposely ignored reading anything about nutrition for the past 30 years, you know that message number one is that eating lots of fresh produce—including both fruits and vegetables—can substantially lower your risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and many other diseases.

Recipe – Eggplant Stew

2 pounds eggplant, cubed 1 - 14 oz. can garbanzos 3 6-oz. onions, chopped 2 - 14 1/2 oz. cans diced tomatoes 1 Tbps olive oil In a 9x13 inch pan, mix eggplant, onions, and oil. Bake in a 450 degree oven until eggplant is very soft when pressed, about 45 minutes. Drain and rinse ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Genuine Faith

September 25, 2011 - October 1, 2011 - What simple definition does the Bible give for faith? Hebrews 11:1. How is faith in God to affect us in a practical way? Note: “Faith is trusting God—believing that He loves us and knows best what is for our good. Thus, instead of our own, it leads ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Abel, Enoch, Noah

October 2, 2011 - October 8, 2011 - How had the moral condition of the world deteriorated even further by the time Noah came along? Genesis 6:5–7, 13. What are some of the various ways in which our society today is similar to that of Noah’s time? Matthew 24:37–39.

Bible Study Guides – Abraham

October 9, 2011 - October 15, 2011 - “Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Isaac and Jacob

October 16, 2011 - October 22, 2011 - What lessons are to be learned from Isaac’s faith exercised in the choice of his wife? Genesis 24:1–4, 10–19, 63, 66, 67.

Bible Study Guides – Joseph

October 23, 2011 - October 29, 2011 - What reveals Joseph’s fidelity to God, even in the face of injustice from people? Genesis 39:3–10, 14, 20–23; Psalm 105:17–19.

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