Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 3, Nama 6

[p.1] Almanac
Notice giving publication and subscription details.
pp.1-2 Ways to end war
By Rongomau [John Whiteley?]
Advises adherence to Christianity and consideration of one's children and home environment as ways to end war. Promotes Pakeha education for children and a lifestyle for Maori families modelled on that found in Pakeha towns.
pp.2-3 The practice of fasting
Explains fasting in a Christian context lest those attempting the practice do so incorrectly and incur God's anger.
Includes scriptural quotation from Isaiah 58.
To the Editor of Te Haeata
Letter from Te Mānihera [CMS missionary Robert Maunsell]
Introduces the item following, said to have been read before Parliament by his son, George.
Expresses disappointment that Maori are not as good at giving money as they are at religious practices.
Discussion of the beginning of missionary work amongst the Karen people of Burma.
p.4 People from whom the Scriptures came
The time of Nehemiah and of Christ
Discusses the people of biblical times and their links to the Scriptures. Covers a temple built in Nehemiah's honour in Samaria, the writings of Moses, activities of the Jews, additions to the canon, and translation of portions into Greek.
Includes scriptural reference and quotation.
Don't twist the Scriptures
Warns readers not to misuse the Scriptures. Identifies three errors in the way Maori interpret Deuteronomy 17:15 to justify appointing their own king.
Brief comments on three points of religious wisdom.