Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
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[p.1] Almanac
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pp.1-2 2. The evils of war
By Rongomau [John Whiteley?]
Discusses negative aspects of war. Focuses on the destruction of human life and the extent to which God values people, who have been bought with Christ's blood and whose bodies are regarded as temples of the Holy Spirit.
Includes scriptural quotations.
pp.2-3 The power of the Spirit in Jamaica
Cites instances of the Holy Spirit's work in Jamaica from the letter of a minister [unnamed]. Lists five signs which are said to be evidence of the Spirit's work.
Includes two verses of a hymn.
A question
Raises the question of how the Holy Spirit might come to New Zealand. Proposes fervent prayer as the answer.
The Church after Christ
The Waldenses
Discusses the Waldenses, a religious group in the mountains of Italy, and their founder, Peter Waldo. Notes 11 characteristics of the sect.
pp.3-4 Saul's consultation with a woman spirit medium
1 Samuel 28
Discusses Saul's seeking of a spirit medium to communicate with God, resulting in his death. Warns readers not to make the same mistake, not to consult Maori tohunga [priests].
Includes scriptural references.
A moa [extinct bird] perhaps, or what [?]
Reports the discovery of moa footprints by surveyors. Questions a line of a waiata [song] which stated that moa were extinct.