LandMarks Magazine Contents

2012 September

Editorial – Unity

The unity for which Christ prayed does not exist. Instead of one Lord, one faith, one baptism, there are numberless conflicting creeds and theories. Religious faith appears so confused and discordant that the world know not what to believe as truth.


The word desire is a big one and determines whether a person will be saved or lost. In Genesis 3, one of the saddest chapters in the entire Bible, it is used twice. The chapter begins with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.


For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 There are many reasons why this text is often referred to as the most precious promise in the entire Bible.

Counterfeit Godliness

This world is full of counterfeits. It seems for everything, from industry to churches, someone has made a counterfeit and endeavors to present their product as the real thing. So, beware of counterfeit faith.

Parables of the Investigative Judgment

There is a need for God’s people to understand the relationship of the investigative judgment and the wedding banquet. Many people are aware of the warning given in Malachi 3:1–3 regarding the work of the purification of God’s people and the removal of sin, but there is a deeper meaning, which needs to be understood.

Inspiration – Proffered Mercy?

While mercy lingers, the golden opportunity still remains to repent and be saved through Christ. Has the temple of the soul been desecrated by unholy shrines? While the sun of righteousness still lingers, loath to remove His rays from those who have slighted His blessings...

Keys to the Storehouse – Trouble Him now, Don’t Lose God’s Favor

Heavenly Father: Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation. Replace my deformities with the righteousness of Christ, and let that gold shine so bright that it will blind the devil. Please restore me unto Thy favor, and by Thy grace I will stand for righteousness and truth. Amen.

Q&A -Meaning of “will draw all men unto Me”?

If I be lifted up from the earth” refers to the death of Christ upon the cross. By this act of self-sacrifice, not only was the redemption of man, the forgiveness of his sins made possible, but the love of God was manifested to the universe in a fuller and more complete way than it ... Read more

Health – Chia, the Inca Superfood

Chia seed is an ancient super food that is currently experiencing popularity. It is a member of the sage family (Salvia Hispanica). The little black and white seeds were once a staple of the Incan, Mayan and Aztec cultures, along with the Native Americans

Current Events – Free Speech in Jeopardy

The pressure continues to change the definition of marriage between a man and a woman to any combination of two or more people of any gender. However, speak out publicly against the proposed change and be prepared for “all hell to break loose.”

Customs of Bible Times – Betrothal and Wedding

The wedding festivities, and especial­ly the bride’s adornment, would always be remembered by her. The prophet Jer­emiah made reference to this thought, “Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire?” Jeremiah 2:32.

Children’s Story – How It Was Blotted Out

Oh, how my response reacted upon my unbelieving heart, as the words came to my mouth, “Why, yes, my son; the Bible says that if from your heart you ask God for Christ’s sake to do it, and if you are really sorry for what you have done, it shall be all blotted out.”

Food – Tomato, Fruit or Vegetable?

To really figure out if a tomato is a fruit or vegetable, you need to know what makes a fruit a fruit and a vegetable a vegetable. The big question to ask is, does it have seeds? If the answer is yes, then technically (botanically) you have a fruit.

Recipe – Tomato Pie

1 (9-inch) deep-dish pie shell, baked 4 medium plum tomatoes 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil 1 cup chopped white onion ½ tsp. salt ½ cup Veganaise 1 cup Rice Shreds cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Halve tomatoes, remove seeds, and cut each half into about 6 wedges in bottom of baked pie ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Our Need of Prayer

September 30, 2012 - October 6, 2012 - That prayer which comes forth from an earnest, believing heart is the effectual, fervent prayer that availeth much. God does not always answer our prayers as we expect, for we may not ask what would be for our highest good; but in His infinite love and wisdom ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – The Early Patriarchs

October 7, 2012 - October 13, 2012 - All the communion between heaven and the fallen race has been through Christ. It was the Son of God that gave to our first parents the promise of redemption. It was He who revealed Himself to the patriarchs. Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses understood the ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Intercessory Prayer

October 14, 2012 - October 20, 2012 - Name two more examples of the power of Moses’ intercessory prayers. Numbers 11:2; 21:7. Who had helped to mold the character of Moses in such a way for him to manifest such intense fervor in intercessory prayer? Exodus 2:1–10; Hebrews 11:23–25.

Bible Study Guides – Seeking Guidance

October 21, 2012 - October 27, 2012 - Study the Word. When you are in perplexity, search the Word for instruction that is suited to your case. Seek the Lord for guidance. Never entertain that which the Lord forbids in His Word, and that which His Word requires, ever seek to do.

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