1785 DAVID OSGOOD. The Unsearchable Riches of Christ. Early American Ordination Sermon.
1785 DAVID OSGOOD. The Unsearchable Riches of Christ. Early American Ordination Sermon.
1785 DAVID OSGOOD. The Unsearchable Riches of Christ. Early American Ordination Sermon.

1785 DAVID OSGOOD. The Unsearchable Riches of Christ. Early American Ordination Sermon.

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Very early American sermon preached by David Osgood at the Ordination of Peter Thacher. In an attempt to situate the importance of the American pulpit in the new Country, even over the heroes of the day; political, leaders, and heroes of the American Revolution; Osgood says,

"The Ambassador who succesfully negotiats the affairs of an empire; the statesman whose exertions, whose wisdom and patriotism save a sinking nation; the hero who in the field triumphs over the enemies of his country, - all are entitled to honor, gratitude, and reward. But still, what are all, even the greatest temporal interests of men, compared to their eternal concerns? The salvation of one soul, when eternity is taken into account, must outweigh the temporal salvation of a whole country."

Osgood, David. The Unsearchable Riches of Christ. A Sermon Delivered at the Introduction of the Rev. Peter Thacher to the Pastoral Care of the Church and Society in Brattle STreet, Boston. January 12th, 1785. Boston. Edward Draper. 1785. 28pp.

Removed from a sammelband at some point, textually complete. Two leaves printed at an angle, running directly up to the page edge, but without loss. Some stains and foxing.