A Commemorative Discourse

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W. F. Draper, 1858 - 46 pages

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Page 32 - ... Burton ; nay, Stiles or Tappan, Holmes or French, could have adopted it without exception or explanation. In calling that creed a " compromise," I am sustained by the authority of Dr. Woods. He says expressly, " The creed appointed for the Professors is not a sectarian creed. It was in fact formed as a matter of compromise between men who agreed in the great doctrines of Christianity, but differed in the modes of thinking on minor points. Two' sets of Founders, previously unknown to each other,...
Page 26 - Presbyterian denomination, and sustain the character of a sober, honest, learned, and pious man; he shall moreover be a man of sound and orthodox principles in Divinity, according to that form of sound words or system of evangelical doctrines, drawn from the Scriptures, and denominated the Westminster Assembly's shorter Catechism, and more concisely delineated in the CONSTITUTION OF PHILLIPS ACADEMY.
Page 27 - Declaration of his faith in divine revelation, and in the fundamental and distinguishing doctrines of the gospel of Christ, as summarily expressed in the Westminster Assembly's shorter Catechism...
Page 24 - Eight months after the formal founding of the Seminary (4th May, 1808), another "legal instrument," entitled "The Statutes of the Associate Foundation in the Theological Institution in Andover," was communicated to the trustees. By that instrument, executed on the 21st of March preceding, the associate founders, Moses Brown, William Bartlet, and John Norris, gave each ten thousand dollars, and William Bartlet an additional amount often thousand dollars, constituting a fund for the support of two...
Page 30 - ... by nature every man is personally depraved, destitute of holiness, unlike and opposed to God, and that previously to the renewing agency of the Divine Spirit all his moral actions are adverse to the character and glory of God...
Page 27 - Declaration of his faith in Divine Revelation, and in the fundamental and distinguishing doctrines of the Gospel of Christ, as summarily expressed in the Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism :' We now ordain the following addition, to be inserted in said Article, in connection with the said clause, namely, 'and as more particularly expressed in the following Creed...
Page 9 - Northampton, which took place about seven yenrs before this. Though I then did not obtain any personal acquaintance with him, any further than by hearing him preach, yet I conceived such an esteem of him, and was so pleased with his preaching, that 1 altered my former determination with respect to Mr. Tennent, and concluded to go anil live with Mr. Edwards, as soon as I should have opportunity, though he lived about eighty miles from my father's house.
Page 8 - I thought he was the greatest and best man, and the best preacher that I had ever seen or heard. His words were to me, "like apples of gold in pictures of silver." And I then thought, that when I should leave the college, as I was then in my last year. I would go and live with him, wherever I should find him.
Page 8 - like apples of gold in pictures of silver." And I then thought, that when I should leave the college, as I was then in my last year. I would go and live with him, wherever I should find him. But just before the commencement in September, when I was to take my degree...
Page 22 - Board unknown, that large additions to the funds of the Academy might be expected, provided the Trustees might be authorized to receive them, and would appropriate them to give effect to the design of the founders of the Academy relative to theological instruction in said Academy ; " and thereupon it was determined " that application be made to the Legislature for power to hold larger funds for this purpose, and thus to carry into effect the designs of the original founders of the Academy.

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