Friday, July 17, 2009
The Rules and Precepts of Harvard University, 1642.
2. Let every Student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main 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 bottom as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning….Let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret.
3. Everyone one shall so exercise himself in reading the Scriptures twice a day, that he shall be ready to give an account of his proficiency therein.