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The Peace Catechism on Christian Principles,
Q. What is said to parents, or fathers?
A. “Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
Q. What is said to servants?
A. “Servants be obedient to them that are your masters, with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”
Q. What is said to masters?
A. “Ye masters, do the same thing to servants, for bearing threatening, knowing that your Master is in heaven.”
Q. What is said to husbands?
A. “Husbands live your wives, even as Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it: Let each of you in particular, so love his wife even as himself.”
Q. What is said to the wife?
A. “Let the wife see that she reverence her husband.”
Q. What is said to wives who have wicked husbands?
A. “Wives be in subjection to your own husbands, that if any obey not the word, they may without the word be won by the good conversation of the wives, while they behold your chaste conversation, coupled with fear.”
Q. What is the golden rule to be observed by all the followers of Christ?
A. “All things whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so unto them.”
Q. What commandment did Christ give to his disciples in respect to loving one another?
A. “This,” said he, “is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
Q. By what sign did he tell them that men. should know that they were his disciples?
A. “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
Q. What other sign of friendship to him did he mention?
A. He said, “Then are ye may friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.”
Q. What did Christ say concerning men’s forgiving one another?
A. He said, “forgive, and ye shall be forgiven;” and he taught his disciples to pray, “forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, compiler and transcriber, “The Peace Catechism on Christian Principles by Philo Pacificus, 1816, pages 14-15,” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures
( https://cooladventures.com/collection/peace-catechism-philo-pacificus-1816-p-14-15/ : published 2021); Philo Pacificus (Noah Worcester), The Peace Catechism on Christian Principles (Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1816), part 3, p. 14-15; previously owned by Lydia Ann Chadwick (1807-1875); privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.