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Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, transcriber, “The Peace Catechism on Christian Principles by Philo Pacificus, 1816, preface, page 3,” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures ( https://cooladventures.com/collection/peace-catechism-philo-pacificus-1816-preface-3/ : published 2021); Philo Pacificus (Noah Worcester), The Peace Catechism on Christian Principles (Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1816), preface, p. 3; previously owned by Lydia Ann Chadwick (1807-1875); privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.
The Peace Catechism on Christian Principles, preface page 3
PEACE is one of the most delightful provinces in the Messiah’s Kingdom. It is free for all his subjects; and it should be occupied by all as common property. – But alas ! for how many centuries has the majority of Christians abandoned this blessed region, for the uncomfortable and degrading state of contention and war, which in fact belongs to another kingdom !
The title of the following Catechism is expressive of its real object. It is designed to promote peace on earth, and good will among men, by teaching the young what it is to be, in temper and practice, the disciples of the Prince of peace.