“Harvard committee recommends returning religion to the curriculum. The committee said the university founded 370 years ago to train Puritans ministers should require all undergraduates to study religion along side ethics and U.S. History” (FOX News, Oct. 4, 2006).
For over a year, a group of community students, community people and ministers have been meeting twice a week at Harvard. The group has also been “seeding” the campus with flyers and tracts. A proposed magazine is ready to be printed: The Boston Awakening.
Consider this scripture: Luke 10:1,2: “After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of Him to every town and place where He Himself would go. He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.’” Pray about what you can do to help.
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The following flyer was distributed by Christian students at Harvard prior to the announcement. Is it possible that the committee saw the flyer?
September 26, 1642
On this date, 364 years ago, the board of Harvard College declared the purpose of the college was “To train a literate clergy.” Prior to the American Revolution, 10 of the 12 presidents of Harvard were ministers, and according to reliable calculations, over 50% of the 17th Century Harvard graduates became ministers. The Rules and Precepts that were observed at Harvard, declared 8 statements. Among these:
“Let every Student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the maine end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John 17:3) and therefore to lay Christ in the bottome, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisedome, Let every one seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seeke it of Him (Prov. 2:3).
“Every one shall so exercise himselfe in reading the Scriptures twice a day, that he shall be ready to give such an account of his proficiency therein, both in Theoreticall observations of Language and Logick, and in practical and spiritual truths, as his Tutor shall require, according to his ability; seeing the entrance of the Word giveth light, it giveth understanding to the simple (Psalm 119:130).
“That they eschewing all profanation of God’s name, Attributes, Word, Ordinances, and times of Worship, do study with good conscience carefully to retain God, and the love of His truth in their minds, else let them know, that God may give them up to strong delusions, and in the end to a reprobate mind, 2 Thes. 2:11, Romans 1:28.”
Source: Pierce, Benjamin (1833), A History of Harvard University, from its foundation, in the year 1636, to the period of the American Revolution (Cambridge, MA: Brown, Shattuck, & Co.), 5. http://education.byu.edu/edlf/archives/prophets/founding_fathers.html
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