Acts 13. 48: “And as many as were ordained to eternal life believed”

Manuscript Sermon on the Doctrine of Election and Predestination, Given at Middleborough (Massachusetts) December 23, 1764.

Item #1086

Stitched sheets.  155 x 100 mm., [6 x 4 inches].  [12] pp., in a neat, minute hand. Place and date in manuscript at head of the first leaf.

Solomon Reed (1719-1785), graduated from Harvard in 1739. He served as minister of the North Congregational Church of North Middleborough from 1757 until his death.  He was the successor of Rev. Isaac Backus who served the Church from 1748 to 1756.

This sermon offers Reed's views on election and predestination, recognizing the influence of the First Great Awakening on the Congregationalist churches of the time. He speaks to the more liberal ideas that man could be eligible for salvation and forgiveness of sins.  See: S. Hopkins Emery's "History of the Church of North Middleborough, Massachusetts, in Six Discourses," (Middleborough: 1876, pp.27-31).  The Pilgrim Society in Plymouth has some of Reed's manuscript sermons in their collection, along with a journal he kept from October 1743 to January 1745. Item #67579  JT/DSC  



Price: $300.00

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