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The Peace Catechism on Christian Principles,
Q. On what other accounts may he be called the Prince of peace?
A. He set the example of a peacemaker; his kingdom is “righteousness and peace,” and by his precepts he requires all his disciples to “follow peace with all men.”
Q. What did Christ tell the Jews that they must do “to work the work of God?”
A. “This,” said he, “is the wok of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.”
Q. What kind of faith, or belief, does the gospel require?
A. A “faith that worketh by love, and purifieth the heart.”
Q. For what end did Christ give his life for us?
A. That he might “redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”
Q. Do we then purchase eternal life by good works?
A. “Eternal life is the GIFT of God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Q. What does the grace of God, which bringeth salvation teach us?
A. “The grace of God which bringeth salvation teacheth us, that denying all ungodliness and worldly lust, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world’.”
Q. How did Christ treat little children?
A. He kindly “took them into his arms and blessed them.”
Q. What did he say to those who forbad little children to be brought to him?
A. He rebuked them saying, “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Q. What does the gospel require of children towards their parents?
A. “Children obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right. Honour thy father and thy mother, that is may be well with thee, and that thou mayest live long upon the earth.”
Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, compiler and transcriber, “The Peace Catechism on Christian Principles by Philo Pacificus, 1816, pages 12-13,” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures
( https://cooladventures.com/collection/peace-catechism-philo-pacificus-1816-p-12-13/ : published 2021); Philo Pacificus (Noah Worcester), The Peace Catechism on Christian Principles (Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1816), part 2-3, p. 12-13; previously owned by Lydia Ann Chadwick (1807-1875); privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.