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A26923 An end of doctrinal controversies which have lately troubled the churches by reconciling explication without much disputing. Written by Richard Baxter. Baxter, Richard, 1615-1691. 1691 (1691) Wing B1258AA; ESTC R2853 205,028 388

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of_o his_o own_o proper_a law_n or_o covenant_n of_o mediation_n which_o be_v material_o 1._o his_o habitual_a 2._o and_o actual_a perfection_n in_o resignation_n obedience_n and_o love_n 3._o and_o therein_o his_o humiliation_n and_o offering_n himself_o a_o sacrifice_n for_o sin_n 4._o and_o all_o this_o exalt_a to_o acceptable_a dignity_n by_o the_o conjunction_n of_o the_o divine_a perfection_n §_o 23._o the_o donative_n covenant_n of_o grace_n to_o man_n be_v but_o a_o mere_a instrument_n of_o donation_n and_o condonation_n that_o which_o procure_v it_o be_v the_o procure_a cause_n of_o pardon_n and_o life_n that_o be_v christ_n meritorious_a righteousness_n §_o 24._o though_o this_o covenant_n pardon_n and_o justify_v no_o man_n till_o he_o perform_v the_o condition_n and_o be_v a_o capable_a subject_n by_o that_o moral_a disposition_n yet_o when_o that_o condition_n be_v perform_v its_o performance_n make_v we_o but_o meet_v recipient_n and_o it_o be_v still_o the_o meritorious_a righteousness_n of_o christ_n for_o which_o we_o have_v the_o free_a gift_n of_o pardon_n and_o life_n for_o the_o performance_n of_o the_o condition_n do_v but_o remove_v the_o receptive_a incapacity_n of_o the_o patient_n and_o the_o suspension_n of_o the_o donation_n §_o 25._o justification_n signify_v 1._o make_v we_o righteous_a and_o judicial_o justifiable_a 2._o judicial_a justification_n 1._o by_o plea_n 2._o by_o evidence_n and_o witness_n 3._o by_o sentence_n 3._o use_v we_o as_o righteous_a by_o execution_n or_o 1._o constitutive_a 2._o judicial_a and_o 3._o executive_a justification_n §_o 26._o no_o man_n of_o common_a understanding_n will_v deny_v the_o real_a difference_n of_o these_o three_o and_o if_o the_o name_n only_o be_v 20._o question_v no_o man_n will_v reasonable_o deny_v that_o in_o humane_a use_n the_o name_n be_v according_o applicable_a to_o each_o and_o that_o use_v of_o it_o be_v easy_o prove_v also_o in_o the_o scripture_n 1_o cor._n 6._o 11._o tit._n 3._o 7._o rev._n 22._o 11._o etc._n etc._n and_o the_o word_n righteous_a and_o righteousness_n be_v so_o frequent_o use_v in_o scripture_n for_o that_o call_v inherent_a or_o self-performed_n righteousness_n incomparable_o oster_n than_o in_o any_o other_o sense_n as_o will_v help_v to_o inform_v we_o what_o constitutive_a justification_n be_v and_o if_o any_o dislike_v the_o name_n let_v they_o call_v it_o make_v we_o righteous_a if_o that_o will_v please_v they_o better_o than_o the_o word_n justify_v §_o 27._o constitutive_a justification_n be_v ever_o first_o god_n never_o judge_v a_o man_n righteous_a that_o be_v not_o righteous_a §_o 28._o no_o man_n on_o earth_n be_v righteous_a by_o the_o condition_n or_o by_o the_o reward_v part_n of_o the_o law_n of_o innocency_n not_o by_o the_o condition_n as_o perform_v for_o that_o condition_n be_v perfect_a perpetual_a personal_a innocency_n which_o no_o man_n have_v nor_o be_v any_o righteous_a in_o conformity_n to_o the_o precept_n unless_o secundum_fw-la quid_fw-la as_o a_o damnable_a sinner_n less_o unrighteousness_n may_v be_v call_v righteousness_n nor_o be_v any_o one_o justify_v by_o the_o retributive_a or_o promissory_a part_n of_o that_o law_n because_o perfect_a innocency_n be_v its_o condition_n §_o 29._o though_o that_o law_n perfect_o justify_v christ_n who_o perfect_o fulfil_v it_o we_o be_v not_o therefore_o righteous_a in_o the_o sense_n of_o that_o law_n or_o justify_v by_o it_o because_o christ_n fulfil_v it_o of_o which_o more_o anon_o because_o the_o sense_n of_o the_o law_n be_v not_o thou_o shall_v obey_v or_o another_o for_o th●e_n it_o never_o mention_v a_o vicarious_a obedience_n but_o thau_fw-fr thyself_o shall_v perfect_o obey_v §_o 30._o we_o be_v justify_v from_o or_o against_o the_o curse_n of_o that_o first_o law_n by_o deliverance_n or_o grace_n but_o it_o be_v by_o a_o redeemer_n and_o not_o by_o that_o law_n §_o 31._o the_o cause_n of_o our_o whole_a justification_n who_o part_n be_v beforementioned_a be_v these_o 1._o the_o constitutive_a cause_n call_v material_a and_o formal_a be_v before_o open_v be_v divers_a in_o their_o divers_a part_n in_o brief_a our_o righteousness_n now_o be_v our_o interest_n in_o the_o meritorious_a righteousness_n of_o christ_n and_o our_o own_o perform_n of_o the_o condition_n of_o that_o interest_n or_o of_o the_o new_a covenant_n by_o his_o grace_n and_o thereupon_o our_o right_n to_o impunity_n and_o life_n or_o to_o salvation_n from_o destructive_a punishment_n and_o to_o glory_n 2._o the_o efficient_a cause_n be_v 1._o principal_n god_n 2._o mediatory_a and_o meritorious_a christ_n and_o his_o righteousness_n 3._o instrumental_a as_o to_o our_o jus_o ad_fw-la impunitatem_fw-la &_o gloriam_fw-la the_o condonative_n and_o donative_n covenant_n 4._o the_o material_a dispositio_fw-la receptiva_fw-la of_o this_o right_n be_v our_o faith_n and_o repentance_n or_o performance_n of_o the_o covenant_n condition_n hereof_o 5._o the_o principal_a cause_n of_o this_o faith_n or_o disposition_n be_v the_o holy_a ghost_n 6._o the_o instrumental_a be_v the_o word_n 7._o the_o mediate_a agent_n be_v man._n §_o 32._o that_o justification_n which_o consist_v in_o our_o jus_o impunitatis_fw-la quoad_fw-la poenam_fw-la damni_fw-la &_o sensus_fw-la our_o right_n to_o impunity_n as_o to_o loss_n and_o sense_n be_v the_o same_o thing_n with_o pardon_n of_o sin_n whether_o you_o take_v both_o active_o or_o passive_o §_o 33._o obj._n if_o the_o law_n of_o innocency_n as_o a_o covenant_n cease_v upon_o adam_n fall_n no_o man_n but_o he_o and_o eve_n be_v ever_o under_o it_o and_o if_o so_o they_o deserve_v not_o damnation_n for_o any_o sin_n but_o final_a unbelief_n and_o impenitency_n according_a to_o the_o law_n of_o grace_n and_o if_o so_o no_o such_o desert_n be_v forgive_v they_o by_o christ._n §_o 34._o ans._n the_o law_n of_o grace_n take_v in_o the_o law_n of_o nature_n naturae_fw-la lapsae_fw-la though_o not_o on_o the_o term_n of_o the_o first_o covenant_n as_o it_o be_v naturae_fw-la integrae_fw-la for_o preservation_n of_o innocency_n and_o still_o all_o that_o god_n command_v be_v our_o duty_n and_o all_o that_o he_o forbid_v be_v sin_n and_o every_o sin_n deserve_v death_n in_o the_o nature_n of_o it_o for_o it_o can_v be_v sin_n and_o not_o deserve_v punishment_n but_o the_o difference_n be_v that_o under_o the_o law_n of_o innocency_n it_o be_v desert_n unremedy_v but_o now_o it_o be_v desert_n with_o present_a remedy_n or_o a_o affix_v pardon_v to_o every_o penitent_a believer_n so_o much_o of_o the_o law_n of_o nature_n remain_v as_o make_v punishment_n due_a in_o primo_fw-la instanti_fw-la naturae_fw-la conjunct_a with_o a_o pardon_n which_o make_v impunity_n due_a in_o secundo_fw-la instanti_fw-la as_o if_o the_o king_n shall_v grant_v a_o future_a pardon_n by_o a_o law_n to_o every_o man_n that_o will_v listen_v himself_o in_o his_o war_n under_o his_o son_n lest_o in_o primo_fw-la instanti_fw-la their_o fault_n deserve_v punishment_n while_o they_o be_v daily_o pardon_v §_o 35._o ii_o public_a judicial_a justification_n for_o private_a i_o pass_v by_o be_v virtual_o in_o the_o law_n or_o constitutive_a justification_n before_o describe_v for_o when_o a_o man_n be_v righteous_a the_o law_n justify_v he_o virtual_o and_o this_o be_v the_o sense_n that_o we_o be_v say_v to_o be_v justify_v by_o faith_n in_o primary_o in_o scripture_n a_o believer_n be_v make_v just_a indeed_o and_o so_o be_v justifiable_a in_o judgement_n that_o be_v justify_v virtual_o by_o the_o law_n as_o we_o use_v to_o say_v the_o law_n do_v justify_v such_o a_o man_n §_o 36._o 2._o but_o actual_a judicial_a justification_n be_v principal_o by_o our_o judge_n and_o subordinate_o by_o christ_n as_o our_o advocate_n by_o plea_n and_o by_o evidence_n and_o witness_n which_o be_v chief_o by_o the_o righteousness_n of_o the_o cause_n lay_v open_a to_o all_o the_o world_n §_o 37._o it_o be_v by_o the_o law_n of_o grace_n the_o edition_n which_o man_n live_v under_o that_o christ_n will_v judge_v the_o world_n therefore_o we_o must_v according_o judge_v of_o his_o justification_n §_o 38._o see_v the_o thing_n to_o be_v judge_v of_o be_v the_o meritum_fw-la causae_fw-la the_o merit_n of_o a_o man_n cause_n therefore_o the_o same_o may_v be_v the_o meritorious_a cause_n and_o the_o material_a of_o this_o judicial_a justification_n and_o they_o err_v that_o take_v this_o for_o a_o absurdity_n §_o 39_o though_o the_o great_a end_n of_o god_n judgement_n of_o man_n will_v be_v to_o glorify_v his_o own_o justice_n mercy_n and_o wisdom_n and_o to_o glorify_v christ_n righteousness_n yet_o the_o cause_n of_o the_o day_n which_o be_v to_o be_v decide_v be_v not_o whether_o christ_n be_v righteous_a but_o we_o nor_o whether_o he_o fulfil_v his_o mediatorial_n law_n which_o be_v presuppose_v §_o 40._o justification_n be_v relate_v to_o real_a or_o possible_a accusation_n so_o many_o thing_n as_o the_o accusation_n may_v
whether_o it_o be_v a_o glorious_a igneous_a substance_n endow_v with_o the_o power_n of_o motion_n light_n and_o heat_n and_o yet_o what_o be_v less_o comprehend_v and_o no_o man_n have_v a_o adequate_a knowledge_n of_o it_o or_o of_o the_o least_o part_n of_o it_o §_o 2._o there_o be_v three_o thing_n that_o must_v concur_v to_o our_o conceiving_n of_o god_n 1._o our_o general_n conception_n 2._o our_o metaphorical_a conception_n by_o way_n of_o similitude_n 3._o our_o negative_a conception_n what_o god_n be_v not_o §_o 3._o i_o have_v open_v this_o as_o distinct_o as_o i_o be_o able_a in_o my_o methodus_fw-la theologiae_n cap._n 4._o in_o the_o table_n call_v ontologia_n the_o beginning_n to_o which_o i_o must_v refer_v the_o reader_n that_o will_v be_v accurate_a and_o clear_a i._o we_o must_v conceive_v of_o god_n as_o a_o substance_n lest_o we_o think_v he_o to_o be_v nothing_o and_o as_o a_o spiritual_a transcendent_a substance_n not_o univocal_o the_o same_o with_o create_a 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and_o holy_a ghost_n be_v after_o to_o be_v open_v but_o as_o father_n son_n and_o holy_a ghost_n the_o scripture_n teach_v we_o to_o conceive_v of_o god_n as_o three_o in_o one_o god_n and_o one_o god_n and_o substance_n in_o these_o three_o §_o 7._o v._o god_n be_v to_o be_v conceive_v of_o in_o relation_n to_o the_o creation_n in_o general_n as_o of_o he_o and_o through_o he_o and_o to_o he_o be_v all_o thing_n as_o he_o be_v the_o divine_a efficient_a the_o more_o than_o constitutive_a and_o the_o final_a cause_n of_o all_o §_o 8._o vi_o he_o be_v especial_o to_o be_v conceive_v of_o in_o his_o relation_n to_o the_o reasonable_a creature_n as_o their_o absolute_a owner_n supreme_a ruler_n and_o chief_a benefactor_n and_o amiable_a attractive_a good_a and_o end_n §_o 9_o vii_o he_o be_v especial_o to_o be_v conceive_v of_o ●s_n relate_v to_o man_n as_o our_o creator_n and_o conserver_n as_o the_o god_n of_o nature_n 2._o as_o our_o redeemer_n by_o christ_n and_o the_o god_n of_o grace_n 3._o and_o as_o our_o perfect_a by_o his_o spirit_n and_o the_o god_n of_o glory_n and_o as_o relate_v to_o his_o kingdom_n of_o nature_n grace_n and_o glory_n §_o 10._o viii_o he_o be_v without_o passivity_n a_o pure_a act_n must_v be_v conceive_v of_o as_o 1._o in_o virtute_fw-la seu_fw-la potentia_fw-la activa_fw-la 2._o in_o his_o act_n objective_o immanent_a 1._o self-living_a 2._o self-knowing_a 3._o self-loving_a 3._o in_o his_o transient_a act_n or_o work_n consider_v both_o ex_fw-la parte_fw-la agentis_fw-la and_o as_o the_o effect_n §_o 11._o ix_o he_o be_v negative_o to_o be_v know_v by_o the_o d●nial_n of_o all_o that_o note_v imperfection_n §_o 12._o x._o when_o i_o say_v that_o god_n be_v to_o be_v know_v by_o similitude_n i_o mean_v that_o though_o nothing_o be_v full_o like_a to_o god_n yet_o somewhat_o in_o which_o he_o may_v be_v partly_o know_v appear_v on_o the_o whole_a frame_n of_o nature_n but_o especial_o on_o the_o soul_n of_o man_n which_o be_v his_o image_n therefore_o he_o that_o will_v know_v how_o to_o conceive_v of_o god_n must_v first_o know_v himself_o and_o what_o his_o own_o soul_n be_v the_o true_a conception_n of_o your_o soul_n must_v be_v the_o prime_a help_n to_o conceive_v of_o god_n by_o similitude_n and_o here_o you_o first_o find_v intellective_a volitive_a and_o executive_a acts._n 2._o and_o by_o these_o you_o know_v that_o you_o have_v the_o power_n so_o to_o act_v for_o no_o one_o do_v that_o which_o he_o can_v do_v 3._o and_o hereby_o you_o know_v that_o your_o soul_n be_v substance_n for_o all_o power_n be_v the_o power_n of_o some_o substance_n nothing_o can_v do_v nothing_o 4._o and_o by_o this_o you_o know_v that_o a_o intellectual_a spirit_n be_v a_o substance_n so_o impower_v and_o that_o other_o be_v such_o as_o well_o as_o you_o and_o know_v what_o a_o spirit_n be_v you_o know_v what_o god_n the_o father_n be_v transcendent_o and_o eminent_o and_o though_o all_o god_n work_n notify_v he_o you_o have_v thus_o the_o most_o intelligible_a similitude_n within_o you_o §_o 13._o therefore_o i_o know_v not_o how_o you_o can_v better_o conceive_v of_o god_n than_o as_o more_o than_o a_o soul_n to_o all_o the_o world_n but_o especial_o to_o saint_n i_o say_v more_o than_o a_o soul_n for_o a_o soul_n be_v but_o a_o part_n and_o c●●●●i●utive_a but_o god_n can_v be_v no_o part_n and_o be_v more_o than_o constitutive_a the_o world_n be_v finite_a but_o god_n be_v infinite_a therefore_o he_o be_v more_o than_o a_o soul_n of_o the_o world_n ●ass●ndus_fw-la call_v the_o world_n indefinite_a but_o seem_v to_o mean_v infinite_a and_o so_o to_o make_v god_n but_o the_o soul_n of_o the_o world_n but_o that_o can_v be_v prove_v not_o but_o that_o there_o be_v create_v soul_n under_o god_n but_o while_o god_n be_v more_o than_o a_o soul_n to_o all_o those_o soul_n he_o be_v more_o than_o a_o soul_n to_o all_o the_o world_n §_o 14._o it_o be_v lawful_a and_o useful_a to_o think_v of_o god_n by_o such_o 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know_v that_o their_o extraordinary_a production_n have_v a_o answerable_a extraordinary_a use_n and_o signification_n of_o god_n will._n §_n 9_o and_o no_o doubt_n but_o nature_n and_o all_o its_o part_n be_v absolute_o in_o the_o power_n and_o government_n of_o god_n will_n and_o he_o can_v and_o do_v turn_v thing_n up_o and_o down_o as_o he_o please_v without_o make_v any_o breach_n in_o his_o establish_a order_n if_o the_o husbandman_n can_v turn_v the_o course_n of_o river_n to_o water_v his_o ground_n by_o mere_a impediment_n and_o receptivity_n without_o any_o alteration_n of_o the_o natural_a motion_n of_o the_o water_n how_o much_o more_o must_v we_o ascribe_v to_o god_n in_o use_v nature_n without_o overthrow_v it_o §_o 10._o it_o be_v atheistical_a or_o absurd_a to_o set_v god_n and_o nature_n in_o opposition_n competition_n or_o separation_n and_o to_o say_v as_o some_o philosopher_n this_o or_o that_o natural_a cause_n can_v do_v without_o call_v in_o god_n as_o the_o determiner_n whereas_o natural_a cause_n be_v nothing_o and_o do_v nothing_o but_o by_o god_n and_o there_o be_v no_o less_o of_o god_n in_o the_o effect_n of_o nature_n than_o if_o he_o do_v the_o same_o himself_o alone_o in_o he_o we_o live_v and_o move_v and_o are._n §_o 11._o and_o it_o be_v no_o better_o in_o they_o that_o say_v that_o god_n do_v not_o operate_v proximate_o and_o immediate_o where_o nature_n or_o second_o cause_n work_v but_o only_o remote_o as_o immediate_o signify_v without_o any_o medium_n or_o second_o cause_n so_o god_n do_v not_o then_o work_v immediate_o but_o as_o it_o signify_v proximate_o he_o do_v for_o a_o infinite_a being_n can_v be_v essential_o distant_a from_o any_o creature_n or_o effect_n nor_o be_v it_o possible_a that_o the_o second_o cause_n can_v be_v near_o to_o the_o effect_n than_o god_n who_o be_v as_o near_o as_o if_o he_o use_v no_o such_o cause_n §_o 12._o and_o the_o dispute_n whether_o god_n do_v proximate_o effect_v immediatione_fw-la suppositi_fw-la or_o only_o virtutis_fw-la seem_v to_o have_v a_o false_a supposition_n vi●_n that_o god_n virtue_n be_v not_o his_o suppositum_fw-la and_o that_o the_o virtus_fw-la divina_fw-la may_v be_v where_o the_o suppositum_fw-la be_v no●_n if_o by_o suppositum_fw-la they_o mean_v god_n essence_n as_o essence_n exist_v and_o by_o virtus_fw-la they_o mean_v his_o essence_n under_o the_o formal_a notion_n of_o power_n wisdom_n and_o love_n than_o they_o be_v but_o two_o inadequate_a conception_n of_o the_o same_o simple_a be_v and_o therefore_o god_n thus_o ever_o operate_v immediatione_fw-la essentiae_fw-la &_o virtutis_fw-la essentialis_fw-la but_o if_o they_o mean_v that_o god_n have_v ●_o virtus_fw-la which_o be_v neither_o his_o essence_n nor_o a_o creature_n we_o believe_v they_o not_o §_o 13._o the_o controversy_n between_o durandus_fw-la and_o his_o follower_n and_o the_o jesuit_n and_o dominican_n about_o the_o necessity_n of_o a_o move_a concourse_n beside_o the_o support_n of_o nature_n seem_v to_o i_o thus_o reconcileable_a 1._o god_n as_o he_o be_v fons_fw-la naturae_fw-la be_v the_o live_a god_n the_o prime_a active_a principle_n who_o by_o constant_a vital_a activity_n be_v the_o spring_n of_o all_o the_o action_n in_o the_o world_n and_o be_v not_o to_o be_v dream_v of_o as_o one_o that_o have_v make_v the_o world_n and_o then_o leave_v it_o to_o itself_o and_o withdraw_v his_o hand_n and_o be_v fall_v asleep_o 2._o but_o the_o live_a god_n move_v not_o all_o thing_n alike_o but_o every_o thing_n according_a to_o its_o nature_n and_o place_n for_o his_o influx_n be_v receive_v ad_fw-la modum_fw-la racipientium_fw-la 3._o the_o nature_n of_o some_o creature_n be_v essential_o active_a and_o so_o incline_v to_o act_v that_o they_o will_v act_v if_o their_o nature_n be_v not_o by_o other_o or_o want_v of_o concurrent_a necessary_n hinder_v such_o be_v every_o soul_n or_o live_a principle_n and_o fire_n and_o other_o creature_n be_v natural_o passive_a only_a ex_fw-la se_fw-la or_o at_o least_o principal_o so_o that_o for_o god_n to_o continue_v fire_n or_o soul_n or_o any_o naturally-active_a principle_n be_v to_o continue_v a_o nature_n essential_o incline_v to_o move_v or_o act_n 4._o it_o be_v suppose_v that_o these_o nature_n be_v not_o solitary_a but_o part_n of_o the_o universe_n and_o be_v continue_v with_o all_o necessary_a circumstant_fw-la being_n and_o object_n and_o that_o the_o whole_a frame_n of_o nature_n and_o cooperate_a cause_n be_v continue_v e._n g._n that_o the_o sun_n do_v not_o stand_v still_o while_o the_o life_n of_o a_o plant_n or_o brute_n be_v continue_v 5._o all_o this_o be_v suppose_v by_o durandus_fw-la aureolus_n a_o dola_n and_o all_o sober_a man_n the_o question_n debate_v be_v whether_o there_o be_v further_a necessary_a another_o immediate_a divine_a motion_n or_o concourse_n to_o every_o motion_n of_o a_o creature_n natural_a or_o free_a beside_o all_o this_o aforesaid_a and_o 1._o let_v it_o be_v consider_v that_o god_n essence_n be_v but_o one_o his_o act_n which_o ex_fw-la parte_fw-la agentis_fw-la be_v his_o essence_n be_v not_o distinguishable_a save_v ex_fw-la connotatione_n effectus_fw-la and_o if_o this_o be_v all_o that_o be_v mean_v that_o as_o ipse_fw-la motus_fw-la distinguitur_fw-la a_o causis_fw-la so_o god_n will_n power_n and_o agency_n may_v be_v distinct_o denominate_v 1._o as_o from_o the_o second_o cause_n and_o 2._o also_o from_o the_o motion_n itself_o as_o more_o than_o the_o cause_n this_o none_o can_v deny_v nor_o be_v it_o a_o controversy_n but_o if_o the_o question_n be_v of_o the_o necessity_n of_o another_o distinct_a way_n of_o divine_a causation_n of_o the_o motus_fw-la beside_o that_o by_o second_o cause_n before_o mention_v they_o can_v prove_v no_o such_o necessity_n for_o be_v it_o mediate_v or_o immediate_a causation_n or_o efficiency_n which_o they_o mean_v we_o speak_v not_o of_o immediate_a as_o it_o signify_v proximate_a which_o be_v grant_v but_o as_o signify_v sine_fw-la causis_fw-la secundis_fw-la if_o it_o be_v mediate_v by_o second_o cause_n that_o god_n must_v further_o concur_v those_o be_v natural_a cause_n or_o some_o other_o if_o natural_a it_o be_v a_o contradiction_n to_o say_v that_o beside_o god_n move_v by_o natural_a cause_n which_o be_v grant_v he_o must_v also_o move_v by_o natural_a cause_n as_o if_o ide●_n be_v not_o idem_fw-la unless_o they_o will_v say_v it_o must_v be_v by_o some_o other_o natural_a cause_n which_o they_o do_v not_o nor_o can_v assign_v nor_o yet_o any_o other_o that_o be_v not_o natural_a but_o if_o they_o mean_v that_o to_o every_o motion_n there_o must_v be_v a_o immediate_a operation_n of_o god_n to_o it_o without_o that_o which_o he_o do_v by_o second_o cause_n even_o by_o god_n alone_o without_o any_o second_o cause_n i_o then_o ask_v do_v god_n move_v any_o thing_n in_o the_o world_n by_o any_o second_o cause_n or_o not_o if_o not_o than_o 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adequate_a to_o its_o action_n and_o let_v unbiased_a reason_n judge_v whether_o if_o a_o rock_n shall_v be_v hold_v up_o in_o the_o air_n if_o god_n continue_v the_o natural_a gravity_n of_o it_o with_o all_o the_o rest_n of_o the_o frame_n of_o nature_n can_v not_o that_o rock_n fall_v without_o another_o motion_n of_o god_n which_o be_v without_o any_o second_o cause_n to_o thrust_v it_o down_o if_o he_o continue_v the_o nature_n of_o fire_n be_v it_o not_o a_o great_a miracle_n that_o it_o burn_v not_o the_o three_o witness_n dan._n 3._o than_o to_o have_v burn_v they_o or_o than_o its_o ordinary_a action_n why_o else_o shall_v there_o need_v ten_o thousand_o fold_n more_o natural_a power_n to_o hold_v up_o the_o say_a rock_n or_o to_o quench_v a_o city_n on_o fire_n or_o to_o stop_v a_o river_n or_o the_o wind_n than_o to_o move_v they_o suppose_v natural_a cause_n if_o there_o need_v a_o
meet_v right_a and_o just_a for_o god_n to_o pardon_n and_o save_v we_o which_o be_v a_o remote_a dispose_n the_o fall_a sinner_n to_o be_v a_o due_a recipient_a of_o god_n follow_v promise_v grace_n and_o thus_o it_o be_v in_o both_o sense_n a_o moral_a cause_n as_o it_o be_v a_o cause_n of_o our_o right_n and_o of_o congruity_n and_o as_o it_o be_v though_o not_o indeed_o yet_o moral_o reputative_o or_o quasi_fw-la causa_fw-la physica_fw-la realis_fw-la of_o our_o pardon_n grace_n and_o salvation_n by_o make_v they_o become_v just_a right_a and_o due_a and_o be_v thus_o far_o a_o cause_n of_o the_o effect_n ad_fw-la extra_fw-la per_fw-la extrinsecam_fw-la denominationem_fw-la ex_fw-la connotatione_n &_o relatione_fw-la ad_fw-la objectum_fw-la it_o may_v be_v call_v with_o cautelous_a sobriety_n a_o cause_n of_o god_n own_o intellection_n and_o volition_n for_o though_o in_o themselves_o they_o be_v god_n essence_n yet_o for_o god_n to_o know_v we_o to_o be_v redeem_v and_o to_o will_v our_o present_a pardon_n and_o salvation_n as_o redeem_v one_o be_v word_n that_o speak_v more_o than_o god_n essence_n as_o in_o itself_o and_o include_v the_o termination_n of_o his_o act_n on_o these_o object_n as_o such_o and_o so_o denominate_v god_n essence_n distinct_o from_o the_o object_n which_o else_o will_v never_o be_v distinguish_v nor_o have_v but_o one_o name_n be_v real_o but_o one_o §_o 12._o yet_o all_o these_o diversify_n distinguish_a denominate_a cause_n of_o god_n intellection_n volition_n and_o operation_n must_v not_o even_o denominative_o or_o relative_o be_v count_v or_o call_v efficient_a cause_n of_o god_n act_n nor_o strict_o final_a but_o objective_n and_o therefore_o here_o it_o must_v be_v consider_v what_o cause_n a_o object_n be_v which_o philosopher_n be_v not_o well_o agree_v in_o but_o i_o think_v i_o may_v safe_o say_v that_o as_o to_o moral_a act_n the_o object_n be_v to_o be_v reduce_v to_o such_o a_o cause_n materialis_fw-la or_o constitutiva_fw-la as_o they_o be_v capable_a of_o not_o of_o the_o act_n as_o a_o act_n but_o as_o this_o act_n in_o specie_fw-la denominate_v from_o the_o receptive_a terminate_a matter_n or_o object_n and_o though_o to_o man_n to_o know_v this_o or_o that_o and_o to_o will_v this_o or_o that_o ad_fw-la extra_fw-la seem_v somewhat_o real_o different_a or_o modal_o at_o least_o from_o know_v and_o will_v ourselves_o or_o some_o other_o object_n yet_o in_o god_n it_o be_v not_o to_o be_v call_v ex_fw-la parte_fw-la svi_fw-la a_o real_a or_o modal_a difference_n at_o all_o §_o 13._o yet_o i_o assert_v not_o that_o the_o ratio_fw-la prima_fw-la of_o all_o these_o diversity_n of_o the_o divine_a act_n be_v ex_fw-la terminis_fw-la seu_fw-la recipientibus_fw-la for_o the_o first_o reason_n be_v in_o and_o of_o god_n himself_o for_o it_o be_v god_n that_o make_v all_o diversity_n of_o effect_n and_o change_n and_o so_o it_o be_v from_o those_o divers_a effect_n of_o his_o own_o will_n that_o his_o will_n be_v relative_o ex_fw-la connotatione_n termini_fw-la diverse_o denominate_v but_o that_o in_o god_n which_o be_v the_o ratio_fw-la prima_fw-la diversitatis_fw-la be_v not_o divers_a but_o his_o one_o simple_a essential_a will_n so_o that_o it_o be_v the_o diversity_n of_o object_n which_o be_v the_o immediate_a reason_n of_o distinguish_v god_n act_n of_o which_o before_o §_o 14._o these_o thing_n premise_v i_o come_v near_o to_o the_o question_n if_o that_o which_o exi_v not_o do_v true_o cause_n it_o must_v be_v either_o efficient_o constitutive_o or_o final_o the_o two_o first_o be_v deny_v by_o the_o common_a reason_n of_o mankind_n that_o which_o be_v not_o can_v effect_v nothing_o can_v do_v nothing_o and_o to_o say_v it_o be_v not_o be_v to_o say_v it_o constitute_v not_o and_o as_o it_o be_v certain_a that_o causa_fw-la finalis_fw-la non_fw-la efficit_fw-la yea_o be_v but_o causa_fw-la metaphorice_v operans_fw-la so_o it_o be_v certain_a that_o no_o creature_n cause_v any_o thing_n in_o god_n no_o not_o final_o §_o 15._o those_o that_o say_v that_o christ_n and_o his_o death_n and_o merit_n do_v not_o cause_n before_o existence_n in_o esse_fw-la existenti_fw-la but_o in_o esse_fw-la cognito_fw-la as_o constitute_v the_o divine_a idea_n 1._o must_v remember_v that_o the_o esse_fw-la cognitum_fw-la as_o they_o call_v it_o be_v no_o esse_fw-la rei_fw-la cognita_fw-la at_o all_o therefore_o if_o only_o the_o esse_fw-la cognitum_fw-la do_v cause_n than_o it_o be_v not_o christ_n and_o his_o merit_n that_o cause_v 2._o in_o man_n for_o a_o esse_fw-la cognitum_fw-la to_o cause_v his_o further_a act_n be_v but_o for_o one_o thought_n to_o cause_v another_o thought_n or_o a_o volition_n or_o nolition_n and_o these_o thought_n and_o volition_n be_v real_o divers_a and_o constitute_v by_o reception_n of_o intromit_v object_n but_o god_n be_v no_o recipient_a nor_o know_v any_o object_n as_o we_o do_v by_o intromission_n nor_o have_v he_o any_o such_o thought_n or_o idea_n of_o creature_n as_o be_v real_o divers_a ex_fw-la parte_fw-la dei_fw-la but_o only_o by_o extrinsic_a denomination_n §_o 16._o if_o it_o be_v say_v that_o then_o god_n shall_v know_v nothing_o till_o it_o be_v because_o a_o denomination_n must_v be_v from_o something_o and_o nothing_o can_v be_v no_o object_n or_o terminus_fw-la and_o so_o of_o his_o will._n i_o ans._n 1._o god_n do_v not_o know_v any_o thing_n as_o existent_a now_o which_o do_v not_o exist_v now_o but_o our_o now_o be_v in_o his_o eternity_n and_o his_o eternity_n without_o partition_n comprehend_v all_o our_o time_n prae_fw-la and_o post_fw-la ab_fw-la and_o ad_fw-la be_v preposition_n of_o no_o signification_n in_o and_o of_o eternity_n but_o only_o in_o and_o therefore_o as_o augustine_n say_v his_o prescience_n be_v but_o his_o science_n so_o denominate_v from_o the_o order_n of_o object_n but_o note_v not_o any_o difference_n in_o he_o who_o have_v neither_o prae_fw-la nor_o post_n how_o this_o be_v to_o be_v understand_v without_o make_v the_o creature_n eternal_o exist_v i_o have_v elsewhere_o full_o open_v §_o 17._o that_o plain_a truth_n therefore_o which_o must_v here_o satisfy_v we_o be_v that_o god_n who_o be_v the_o first_o efficient_a and_o ultimate_a final_a cause_n of_o all_o thing_n and_o cause_v by_o none_o do_v of_o his_o free_a abundant_a mercy_n undertake_v the_o save_n of_o sinful_a man_n and_o notwithstanding_o his_o threaten_v and_o man_n defect_n resolve_v to_o make_v advantage_n of_o our_o sin_n and_o misery_n for_o the_o glory_n of_o his_o wisdom_n love_n mercy_n and_o justice_n he_o promise_v that_o the_o eternal_a word_n shall_v in_o due_a time_n assume_v man_n nature_n and_o therein_o do_v and_o suffer_v that_o which_o shall_v glorify_v he_o more_o than_o man_n perdition_n will_v have_v do_v and_o which_o shall_v make_v it_o just_a and_o meet_v for_o he_o to_o save_v the_o guilty_a both_o inceptive_o at_o the_o present_a under_o the_o promise_n for_o 4000_o year_n and_o afterward_o more_o full_o at_o christ_n incarnation_n and_o final_o to_o perfect_v all_o in_o glory_n so_o that_o the_o work_n of_o our_o salvation_n be_v one_o entire_a frame_n compose_v by_o divine_a wisdom_n and_o love_n where_o one_o part_n be_v the_o reason_n of_o another_o though_o none_o be_v the_o cause_n of_o any_o thing_n in_o god_n and_o christ_n mediation_n though_o come_v after_o 4000_o year_n yet_o be_v then_o to_o do_v that_o which_o shall_v make_v it_o meet_v and_o right_a and_o just_a for_o god_n to_o pardon_v sin_n before_o even_o as_o in_o a_o building_n the_o several_a part_n may_v be_v the_o reason_n of_o each_o other_o because_o they_o must_v be_v all_o compaginated_a and_o fit_v to_o their_o relative_a place_n and_o use_n and_o though_o the_o foundation_n make_v not_o the_o superstructure_n it_o uphold_v ●it●_n and_o as_o aquinas_n brief_o faith_n deus_fw-la non_fw-la propter_fw-la hoc_fw-la vult_fw-la hoc_fw-la sed_fw-la vult_fw-la hoc_fw-la esse_fw-la propter_fw-la hoc_fw-la nothing_o be_v the_o cause_n of_o god_n will_n but_o it_o be_v god_n will_n that_o one_o thing_n shall_v be_v for_o another_o and_o when_o all_o his_o work_n must_v be_v one_o frame_n the_o part_n last_o make_v may_v be_v a_o reason_n of_o the_o former_a and_o so_o christ_n merit_n and_o sacrifice_n though_o after_o 4000_o year_n perform_v that_o for_o which_o it_o become_v just_a and_o meet_v before_o for_o god_n to_o pardon_v sinner_n for_o though_o it_o be_v not_o then_o existent_a yet_o beside_o the_o decree_n the_o promise_n prediction_n and_o publication_n make_v it_o useful_a to_o its_o end_n in_o respect_n to_o god_n and_o man._n §_o 18._o so_o then_o though_o the_o cause_n be_v not_o true_o a_o cause_n till_o it_o exist_v and_o though_o all_o the_o pardon_n and_o salvation_n give_v for_o 4000_o year_n be_v before_o the_o existence_n of_o the_o merit_n and_o sacrifice_n of_o