Rāpopoto reo Pākehā
Pukapuka 2, Nama 7
18601001


 
[p.1] Almanac
Notice giving publication and subscription details.
pp.1-2 Who will end the fighting in this land?
Proposes that God rather than the Governor or Te Rangitaki [Wiremu Kīngi Te Rangitāke] is responsible for initiating and ending the Taranaki War. States that the war is God's punishment for wrongdoing in both Maori and Pakeha.
Urges readers to repent of their sins before God and seek forgiveness.
Includes scriptural quotations.
People from whom the Scriptures came
Discusses the kingdom of Israel after Solomon's time.
Lists 19 kings of Israel.
Includes scriptural quotation and reference.
pp.2-3 This term - Hahi-Matua [Parent-Church]
Discusses the term `Parent Church' in the light of claims by the Roman Catholic Church to this label.
Includes a figurative story illustrating, by images of the tōtara tree and rata vine, the author's stance on the issue.
Lists seven perceived errors of the Roman Catholic Church.
Includes scriptural reference.
Think on the things of heaven, not of earth
Instructs readers not to become encumbered by earthly possessions. Illustrated by four images: a heavily laden tree, a woolly sheep, a man with a wooden leg, and a heavily laden ship.
The Church after Christ
Chapter 9
Growth is declining again
Concerns the state of the Church in the eighth century. Discusses the activities of Pope Gregory VII and Charlemagne, and the rise and persecution by the Church of Rome of the Vallenses [Waldenses].
Includes scriptural quotation and reference.
pp.3-4 Kāwhia
Letter from Hēnare, Ahuahu
Urges Maori returning to the area with [plundered?] Pakeha goods to return them to their owners.
Assures readers that Pakeha do not wish to take Maori land and urges them to educate their children well.
[Letters]
From Kaituhituhi [Writer]
Warns, by reference to a whakataukī [saying], that Waikato people will go hungry in the coming year if they continue to be distracted by [Wiremu Kīngi] Te Rangitāke's war [the Taranaki War] and do not raise crops on the land. Promotes the Pakeha way of using land.
From Anatipa, Three Kings
Obituary for Piripi Hana, a Wesleyan teacher and minister [see also that by A. Barton in Vol. 2, No. 6:3-4].
The harvest of God
Discussion of Revelation 14:18 about a heavenly sickle which harvests wrongdoers. Warns readers to heed prophesied signs of the times.
Brief comment on the continued presence of evil.