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A56381 An account of the nature and extent of the divine dominion & goodnesse especially as they refer to the Origenian hypothesis concerning the preexistence of souls together with a special account of the vanity and groundlesness of the hypothesis it self : being a second letter written to his much honoured friend and kinsman, Mr. Nath. Bisbie / by Sam. Parker ... Parker, Samuel, 1640-1688. 1666 (1666) Wing P454; ESTC R22702 53,301 116

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to_o determine_v itself_o to_o good_a or_o evil_a and_o consequent_o not_o capable_a of_o be_v direct_v and_o govern_v by_o law_n reward_n and_o punishment_n for_o what_o other_o reason_n can_v there_o be_v imagine_v why_o any_o agent_n be_v incapable_a of_o be_v thus_o govern_v then_o that_o it_o have_v no_o power_n and_o command_v over_o its_o own_o action_n the_o office_n of_o law_n be_v to_o enjoin_v they_o to_o who_o they_o be_v prescribe_v that_o they_o determine_v themselves_o to_o act_v according_a to_o their_o prescription_n but_o to_o require_v this_o of_o a_o principle_n void_a of_o any_o such_o power_n of_o self-determination_n be_v as_o absurd_a as_o to_o require_v it_o of_o stone_n &_o tree_n because_o the_o absurdity_n of_o both_o consist_v in_o require_v obedience_n where_o there_o be_v no_o principle_n or_o capacity_n able_a to_o render_v it_o and_o therefore_o unless_o they_o can_v reconcile_v necessity_n &_o indifferency_n so_o as_o that_o the_o same_o principle_n 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