| TE HOA MAORI,
" I haere mai hoki te Tama a te tangata ki te rapu ki te whakaora i te mea i ngare." Ruka 19.10
" For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." Luke 19.10,
NAMA 14. AKARANA, OKETOPA, 1889. Registered as
No. 14. i AUCKLAND, OCTOBER, 1889. a Magazine.
"He huarahi ano tera e tika ana ki ta te tangata
titiro iho ; tona mutunga ia ko nga huarahi ki te mate."
(Nga whakatauki 16. 25.)
"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man , but the end thereof are the ways of death." (Prov. xvi. 25. "KA RITE HOKI KI NGA RA I A NOA."
'' Ka rite hoki ki nga ra i a Noa, nga ra o te Tama a te tangata, e kai ana ratou, e inu ana. e marena ana, e tukua ana ki te marena, taea noatia te ra i tomo ai a Noa ki roto ki te aka, a te putanga o te waipuke, na, ngaro katoa." Ruka 17, 26, 27. MEHEMEA he whakaaro noaiho enei na te tangata, kua kore pea e ma- haratia e tatou; tena, he kupu ake na te Tama a te Atua, a, e kore rawa tetahi kupu e hapa. Tena kia tirohia marietia e tatou, I pehea i nga ra o Noa. "I kite te Atua kua nui te kino o te tangata i runga i te whenua a, he kino kau i nga ra katoa nga whakaaro o tona ngakau.,'Ken., 6, 5. Ae, i kite te Atua. Kihai i mea i whakaaro te tangata, erangi, i kite te Atua. E kore te Atua e mamingatia. E kite ana te Atua i nga mea katoa, ahakoa ko te whakaaro ake o te ngakau. E taea ranei e tetahi te noho tonu ki te aroaro o tona hoa tangata, mehemea i mohiotia e taua ! tangata nga whakaaro ake o tana ngakau ? i A, kihai i rite te hara i nga ra o Noa, ki te hara o te tangata i enei ra. Kahore ianei "AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH."
"And as 'it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man, they did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the Ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all."Luke xvii, 26-27. IF these words were but the mere opinions of men, we might disregard them, but since they are the words of the Son of God, they must, and will be fulfilled to the very letter. Let us then carefully enquire, how it was in the days of Noe. " God saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination of the thought of his heart, was only evil continually."Gen. vi, 5. Yes, God saw. It does not tell us what man thought, but what God saw. There is no deceiving God. God sees all that takes place under the sun. Just think of God seeing the imagination of the thought of the heart. Could my reader bear to be in the presence of a fellow man, if he knew every thought you ever had in your heart ? and