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Notes: From the papers of Dr. Gordon H. Clark. From “The Home Evangel”, date unknown.
A boy, just out of high school, wanted a good education, and registered at an accredited college. During Freshman week, he asked the Freshman and Sophomores what courses he should take.
One Sophomore said, “Take Accounting: it will prepare you for a place in business.”
Another Sophomore said, “Take the course on Greek Mythology: there is no work to do and it is lots of fun.”
A Freshman said, “I think we ought to take Music Appreciation: you can sleep in class.”
But the catalogue said, “A candidate for the A.B. degree must take two years of a foreign language, one year of mathematics, English composition …”
The student, and you who read this, also want the best out of life. And one man tells you, “Work hard and somehow get a good income: money is terribly important.”
A well-to-do woman tells you, “Money is not all. You must know that God is love and love is God, and that there is no sin or death. Avoid mortal illusions: that gives peace.”
A well respected gentlemen tells you, “God to a majestic cathedral. See the images; smell the incense; find satisfaction in the pomp and pageantry.”
But the Catalogue says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23). Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God. (John 3:3). No man cometh unto the Father but by me.” (John 14:6)
If you want your degree, pay not attention to the Freshman and Sophomores. Read the Catalogue.