The Constitution of Phillips Academy in Andover

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Flagg and Gould, 1817 - 13 pages
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Page 21 - God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.
Page 31 - The only Redeemer of God's elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was, and continueth to be God and man, in two distinct natures, and one person for ever.
Page 3 - According to this document, the donors proposed "to lay the foundation of a public free SCHOOL or ACADEMY for the purpose of instructing Youth, not only in English and Latin Grammar, Writing, Arithmetic, and those Sciences wherein they are commonly taught; but more especially to learn them the GREAT END AND REAL BUSINESS OF LIVING.
Page 32 - The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness, and do immediately pass into glory ; and their bodies, being still united to Christ, do rest in their graves till the resurrection.
Page 31 - ... holiness, are the personal requisites in the gospel scheme of salvation; that the righteousness of CHRIST is the only ground of a sinner's justification; that this righteousness is received through faith; and that this faith is the gift of GOD ; so that our salvation is wholly of grace ; that no means whatever can change the heart of a sinner, and make it holy ; that regeneration and sanctification are effects of the creating and renewing agency of the HOLY SPIRIT...
Page 32 - I do solemnly promise that I will open and explain the Scriptures to my Pupils with integrity and faithfulness ; that I will maintain and inculcate the Christian faith, as expressed in the Creed, by me now repeated...
Page 31 - God, having out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life, did enter into a covenant of grace, to deliver them out of the estate of sin and misery, and to bring them into an estate of salvation by a Redeemer.
Page 21 - There are three persons in the Godhead ; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost ; and these three are one God, - the same in substance, equal in power and glory.
Page 10 - But, above all, it is expected, that the Master's attention to the disposition of the minds and morals of the youth, under his charge, will exceed every other care ; well considering that, though goodness without knowledge (as it respects others) is weak and feeble; yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous ; and that both united, form the noblest character, and lay the surest foundation of usefulness to mankind.
Page 10 - Institution is the promotion of true Piety and Virtue ; the second, instruction in the English, Latin, and Greek Languages, together with Writing, Arithmetic, Music, and the Art of Speaking; the third, practical Geometry, Logic, and Geography; and the fourth, such I other of the liberal Arts and Sciences or Languages, as opportunity and ability may hereafter admit, and as the Trustees shall direct.

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