LandMarks Magazine Contents

2003 November

Editorial – The Gospel to All the World . . .

"By giving the gospel to the world, it is in our power to hasten the coming of the day of God.” Review and Herald, November 11, 1913. It is this desire and this missionary spirit that has motivated true Christians since apostolic times.

The Man Nobody Knew – Part I

There are going to be a great number of people in hell who not only knew how to read and write but had extensive knowledge about theology and history, Greek, Hebrew, and the writings of the fathers and the traditions of the church but did not know God.

Ellen G. White and Racism, Part I

With this sentence, she projected onto the leaders of the church an issue that made them uncomfortable. In the sermon, she clearly stated her position on the nature of racism in America and the stance that the church should take.

Power of the Gospel

What must we do to be saved? Where is this power of the gospel? What is it? How can we have this power? I look at the life of Christ and the disciples, and wherever they went, things happened. I want to be around things that are happening, manifestations of the power of God.

First Things First

We need to start with first things first. We are never going to be able to accomplish anything that is good unless we come back to the basics of Scripture. We must learn them, make the application of them into our lives,...

Preparing for the Latter Rain, Part II

In the first advent, we saw that it was the rejection of Jesus that separated the leaders and people from Him. In the second advent movement, it is the rejection of the instruction given in the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy that separated the ministers and the people from God by 1879.

Restoring the Temple – Danger is Brewing in the Cup, Part II

At Stanford University, researchers report that middle-aged men who drink three or more cups of coffee per day had elevated blood levels of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol).

Converted By The World

Here are a few clues to know if a church is gradually being converted to the world: If minds go blank when someone asks for scriptural reasons for our faith . . .

The Pen of Inspiration – How Do We Stand?

“By their fruits ye shall know them,” and every church is to bear the test of God’s law. [Matthew 7:20.] Shall we stand before the proving of God?

Children’s Story – Snake in the Hen House – Part I

I ran as fast as I could, bursting into the house, shouting, “Ken, there is a big, black snake in the chicken house, and it is swallowing Keeter.”

Nature Nugget – Transformed Cicadas

Female cicadas lay 200 to 600 eggs in slits they cut in the twigs and branches of trees and shrubs. The eggs hatch into nymphs, which drop to the ground and burrow into the soil as deep as six feet.

Ask the Pastor – How do you handle children and the communion service?

Question: How do you handle children and the communion service? Should children who are not baptized take of the bread and the wine? We are blessed with a lot of children in our home church, and they look longingly at the bread and the juice. Should it be offered to them?

Food For Life – Vegetable Patties

Favorite Recipes from Staff and Friends of Steps to Life Those who eat flesh are but eating grains and vegetables at second hand, for the animal receives from these things the nutrition that produces growth. The life that was in the grains and vegetables passes into the eater. We receive it by eating the flesh ... Read more Food For Life – Vegetable Patties

Bible Study Guides – Temperance

November 29, 2003 - December 5, 2003 - True temperance includes the entire life. Some may be temperate or self-controlled in one or two particulars, yet very intemperate or self-gratifying in other directions.

Bible Study Guides – Religious Liberty

December 6, 2003 - December 12, 2003 - This principle we in our day are firmly to maintain. The banner of truth and religious liberty held aloft by the founders of the gospel church and by God’s witnesses during the centuries that have passed since then, has, in this last conflict, been committed to our ... Read more Bible Study Guides – Religious Liberty

Bible Study Guides – Tithes and Offerings

December 13, 2003 - December 19, 2003 - Every man should freely and willingly and gladly bring tithes and offerings into the storehouse of the Lord, because in so doing there is a blessing.

Bible Study Guides – Review of the Quarter

December 20, 2003 - December 26, 2003 - The exhortation is, ‘Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.’ [11 Timothy 2:15.] There must be diligent work and earnest prayer and faith to meet the winding error of false teachers and seducers;...