|The above title should be labeled "the sins of Harvard University." So many of the great schools of the past have turned against objective fact and truth, and against Christianity, but they certainly would not wish to admit the same. |
Recently at Harvard there was a discussion about putting a "religion" course in the undergraduate curriculum but it never reached a faculty vote. The hue and cry went up that "faith" has no place in an institution that is pushing for "reason." Of course, to the Harvard faculty, religion is mythology and simply the imaginings of men. The reason for this is the fact that most "religions" are indeed mystical. The faculty finds it impossible to look at Christianity and the Bible in a different light. They would, in their ignorance, include in religion Buddhism, Islam, and all the other ignorant religions that spawn the globe!
Harvard had in the past a great Christian heritage. The university was founded to "protect the churches from an illiterate ministry." The purpose was to give a solid education, conservative in nature, to men who would lead the American congregations. In 1638 a stipend was left by a John Harvard to found the school. The school was to be "a very pleasant place" for learning. Harvard left his fairly large library to the institution. The first class was graduated in 1643. The propagation of Christianity was the main purpose of Harvard and the other eleven schools founded during the colonial period.
If Harvard would have recently added back into its curriculum a "religion" course, it would have been a repudiation of all religions, which it should have been. For only Christianity is based on historical and objective fact. The Bible is embedded in the historical setting of the Middle East, with names and geographical markers throughout. The Bible is set in reality. It is impossible to repudiate the prophecies that pour forth from its pages. But since the faculty has no spiritual discernment, it would only be expected that they would turn against the Christian message of the Word of God!
Most do not realize it, but scholarship has passed to the evangelical community. Most of the great scholars in our evangelical seminaries have far more knowledge and scholarship than those in the liberal camp. But unfortunately, our evangelical schools are now departing, not only from the faith, but from solid conservative and reliable scholarship.
Those of us who are older were given a strong, objective education that can answer and debate all of the phony arguments put forth by the liberals. We were given strong language studies, heavy historic orientation, and solid arguments that substantiate the reliability of the Word of God. After earning two masters degrees, and two doctorates, most liberal so-called scholars do not come close to the blessed education I was fortunate to receive.
It is unfortunate that most of our training institutions are not the places of spiritual learning they once were! I believe we are facing dark days in the future because our seminaries are going the way of the world! Apostasy is destroying our schools of spiritual learning! – Dr. Mal Couch