Abstract
Volume 2, No. 9
18601201


 
[p.1] Almanac
Notice giving publication and subscription details.
pp.1-2 Death
Urges Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Korokī, Ngāti Ruru and others who have become involved in the Taranaki War to withdraw because of the wasted potential of those killed. Discusses the cause of the war as not land but hostility to Pakeha.
Includes two waiata [songs] lamenting the situation.
The battlefield at Māhoetahi
From Te Waitere [ John Whiteley?].
Gives an account of the battle at Māhoetahi and laments the waste of human life. Warns Waikato leaders that they face world-wide ridicule if they continue their involvement in the war, and that although Pakeha do not wish to fight, there are many overseas to replace those killed, which is not something of which Maori can boast.
Includes scriptural quotations.
pp.2-3 The defeat of Israel by the Philistines
Samuel 4
Discusses the story of Israel's defeat at the hands of the Philistines from 1 Samuel 4. Likens those who fight against the Queen to the Israelites who turned away from God.
Warns of the consequences.
pp.3-4 The Church after Christ
Chapter 11
The Church of the West: its battles and other matters
Discusses the Christian Crusades, the Bible translator, Wycliffe, errors of the Roman Catholic Church, monks and nuns.
Who is great amongst all people?
Argues that those who fight battles are not true heroes. Rather, it is those who fight bad thoughts and evil desires.
Includes scriptural quotations.
Works of the Holy Spirit
Reports the coming of the Holy Spirit to coal miners in North Wales.
The Garden of Eden
Discusses the Garden of Eden and its possible location. Describes Heaven as the new Eden.
Now
A hymn [in Maori] on the theme of `Now is the day of salvation'.
Includes scriptural quotation.