An Appeal to the Public: On the Controversy Respecting the Revolution in Harvard College, and the Events which Have Followed It; Occasioned by the Use which Has Been Made of Certain Complaints and Accusations of Miss Hannah Adams, Against the Author

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Page 87 - We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed ; perplexed, but not in despair ; persecuted, but not forsaken ; cast down, but not destroyed...
Page 101 - And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity; so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
Page 49 - Hollis, by providing that the only declaration required of his professor should be ' his belief that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the only perfect rule of faith and manners...
Page 47 - But is not your heart itself sinful, and have you power over yourself to repent of sin, and to trust in Christ, and obey him ? A. We have sinful hearts, and cannot do these duties of ourselves, but God has promised his own Holy Spirit, if we pray for it, to renew our hearts to holiness, and help us to do his will.
Page 51 - President and Fellows of Harvard College, or to the said college by some other description, under several charters successively ; it is declared, that all the said gifts, grants, devises, legacies, and conveyances, are hereby forever confirmed...
Page 49 - That he repeat his oaths to the civil government, that he declare it as his belief that the Scriptures of the old and new testament are the only perfect rule of faith and manners, and that he promise to explain and open the Scriptures to his pupils with integrity and faithfulness, according to the best light that God shall give him.
Page 45 - It was bequeathed and accepted on the express condition, that " the person in that office shall profess and teach the principles of the Christian religion, according to the well known Confession of Faith drawn up by the synod of the churches of New England ; — which confession is strictly Calvinistic.
Page 40 - That the person chosen from time to time to be a Professor, be a man of solid learning in Divinity, of sound or orthodox principles, one who is well gifted to teach, of a sober and pioua life, and of a good conversation.
Page 49 - I will endeavor to promote true Piety and Godliness ; that I will consult the good of this Institution, and the peace of the Churches of our Lord Jesus Christ on all occasions ; and that I will religiously conform to the Constitution and Laws of this Seminary, and to the Statutes of this Foundation.
Page 35 - Every one shall so exercise himself in reading the Scriptures twice a day, that they be ready to give an account of their proficiency therein, both in theoretical...

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