In an ironic twist that has apparently gone largely unnoticed, even by its instigators, Harvard University is making a revelatory move that memorializes its departure from truth and serves as an official resignation from its post as herald of light and bearer of love.
After 180 years, Harvard is changing its school anthem as it strives for greater “inclusion” and “diversity.” The school seeks to extricate itself from the puritan founders who left Europe in search of freedom from religious persecution while it simultaneously embraces and promotes the anti-religious interlopers.
Harvard was formed in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony after the need to train clergy for the new homeland was recognized. The passion for this endeavor is enshrined on the school’s Johnson Gate (English modernized for easier reading):
“After God had carried us safe to New England and we had built our houses, provided necessities for our livelihood, prepared convenient places for God’s worship and settled the civil government, one of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches when our present ministers shall lie in the dust.”
The original motto for the Cambridge college was “Veritas Christo Ecclesiae” which translated means Truth for Christ and the Church. The original seal contained two books laying face up and a third book underneath with was face down, symbolizing the limits of man’s reason and the need for God’s revelation. The more modern version of the seal has only Veritas (truth) with all books facing up symbolizing man’s need for only himself.
The most recent change of the school song removes the last line which reads, “Till the stock of the Puritans die.” Certainly, at Harvard, the sad day of academic ethnic genocide has come. Perhaps the irony is the part the editors seem to be missing. The last part of the song goes like this,
“Let not moss-covered Error moor thee at its side,
As the world on Truth’s current glides by,
Be the herald of Light, and the bearer of Love,
Till the stock of the Puritans die.”
The forefathers of the university who risked all to create America and the great halls of learning have been expelled. It is not surprising. Christ was expelled long ago. Under those conditions the puritans were sure to leave on their own accord, and as error has entered, Truth has also fled. Had modern leaders read the Bible they so easily dismissed, they may have heeded Jesus’ warning that the only way to know the truth is to continue in His Word as His disciples. “Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)
Having missed the warning of Christ and their own anthem, the “herald of light and bearer of love” has become but an empty shell of a once great and noble spiritual lighthouse.