Let’s see if you can name this university. It was founded in 1636 and named after a Puritan pastor. Its stated goal was to train pastors and missionaries to serve the spiritual needs of people. Its 1636 Rules state ’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. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of Him (Proverbs 2&3). Everyone shall so exercise himself in reading the scriptures twice a day that he shall be ready to give such an account of his proficiency therein.”
So firmly was this university dedicated to this goal that its two motto’s were “For the Glory of Christ” and “Truth for Christ and the Church.” This university produced a significant number of signers of the Declaration of Independence like, John Adams & John Hancock.
However, in the 20th century, one motto was dropped and the other motto “Truth for Christ and the Church” was reduced to just “Truth” (Latin Veritas). Scroll down to find out the answer…
The name of this university….Harvard! Surprising, isn’t it?
Here’s some other colleges that were founded by Christians:
College of William and Mary
Northwestern University in Illinois
University of Kentucky
University of California-Berkeley
University of Tennessee
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
106 of the first 108 colleges in America were founded by Christians. Before the Civil War, 167 of 182 colleges were founded by Christians. The inseparability of Christianity from education was evident at every level of American education. And yet, some people today think Christians are anti-education. History speaks otherwise.
For His Kingdom,