Selected quad for the lemma: cause_n

Word A Word B Word C Word D Occurrence Frequency Band MI MI Band Prominent
cause_n effect_n necessary_a voluntary_a 1,389 5 11.0339 5 false
View all documents for the selected quad

Text snippets containing the quad

ID Title Author Corrected Date of Publication (TCP Date of Publication) STC Words Pages
A27004 The reasons of the Christian religion the first part, of godliness, proving by natural evidence the being of God ... : the second part, of Christianity, proving by evidence supernatural and natural, the certain truth of the Christian belief ... / by Richard Baxter ... ; also an appendix defending the soul's immortality against the Somatists or Epicureans and other pseudo-philosophers. Baxter, Richard, 1615-1691. 1667 (1667) Wing B1367; ESTC R5892 599,557 672

There are 23 snippets containing the selected quad. | View original text

be_v more_o evident_a to_o reason_n than_o that_o something_o must_v be_v eternal_a without_o beginning_n nothing_o be_v more_o evident_a than_o that_o nothing_o have_v no_o power_n no_o action_n no_o effect_n and_o so_o can_v make_v nothing_o and_o therefore_o if_o ever_o there_o have_v be_v a_o time_n when_o nothing_o be_v nothing_o can_v ever_o have_v be_v imagine_v that_o there_o be_v nothing_o now_o and_o it_o be_v certain_a there_o never_o will_v be_v any_o thing_n obj._n something_o may_v oriri_fw-la de_fw-la novo_fw-la without_o any_o cause_n as_o well_o as_o god_n be_v eternal_o without_o any_o cause_n answ_n it_o be_v impossible_a for_o he_o that_o be_v eternal_o have_v all_o perfection_n eternal_o in_o himself_o and_o need_v no_o cause_n be_v still_o in_o be_v and_o be_v the_o cause_n of_o cause_n but_o nothing_o have_v no_o perfection_n or_o be_v and_o therefore_o need_v a_o omnipotent_a cause_n to_o give_v it_o a_o be_v obj._n if_o the_o world_n may_v be_v create_v of_o nothing_o material_o it_o may_v be_v what_o it_o be_v without_o any_o thing_n efficient_o answ_n impossible_a pre-existent_a matter_n be_v not_o necessary_a to_o the_o first_o create_v matter_n for_o matter_n may_v be_v cause_v of_o nothing_o by_o a_o omnipotent_a efficient_a as_o well_o as_o the_o wonderful_a frame_n of_o all_o thing_n be_v make_v out_o of_o matter_n but_o without_o a_o efficient_a no_o be_v can_v arise_v de_fw-fr novo_fw-la so_o that_o it_o be_v most_o evident_a see_v any_o thing_n now_o be_v there_o have_v be_v something_o eternal_o and_o if_o something_o it_o must_v needs_o be_v the_o first_o cause_n which_o be_v chief_a in_o excellency_n and_o first_o in_o order_n of_o production_n and_o therefore_o of_o existence_n §_o 10._o the_o first_o cause_n must_v needs_o be_v independent_a in_o be_v perfection_n and_o operation_n and_o so_o be_v absolute_o self-sufficient_a for_o it_o be_v not_o the_o first_o if_o there_o be_v any_o before_o it_o tuscul_fw-la and_o be_v cause_v by_o nothing_o else_o it_o be_v eternal_o sufficient_a in_o and_o for_o itself_o otherwise_o that_o which_o it_o be_v behold_v to_o will_v have_v the_o place_n of_o a_o cause_n to_o it_o and_o if_o it_o cause_v not_o all_o or_o need_v the_o help_n of_o any_o other_o 63._o it_o be_v not_o absolute_o the_o first_o cause_n to_o all_o other_o nor_o perfect_a in_o itself_o that_o which_o can_v be_v eternal_o without_o a_o cause_n and_o itself_o cause_v all_o thing_n be_v self-sufficient_a and_o independent_a §_o 11._o the_o first_o cause_n must_v needs_o be_v free_a from_o all_o imperfection_n of_o corporeity_n or_o materiality_n composition_n passibility_n corruptibility_n mutability_n and_o mortality_n and_o all_o other_o imperfection_n of_o defendant_n being_n there_o be_v such_o a_o thing_n as_o a_o live_a principle_n and_o a_o pure_a spiritual_a nature_n in_o the_o create_a world_n and_o the_o maker_n of_o it_o must_v be_v life_n and_o spirit_n in_o a_o high_a pure_a sense_n than_o it_o and_o therefore_o must_v be_v free_a from_o all_o its_o imperfection_n and_o have_v no_o cause_n have_v no_o defect_n and_o have_v no_o beginning_n can_v have_v no_o end_n all_o this_o reason_n do_v certain_o apprehend_v §_o 12._o this_o perfect_a first_o cause_n must_v be_v immense_a or_o infinite_a in_o be_v not_o by_o corporeal_a extension_n as_o if_o god_n as_o a_o body_n be_v in_o a_o place_n and_o be_v more_o extensive_a than_o all_o place_n be_v call_v immense_a but_o in_o the_o perfect_a essence_n of_o a_o eternal_a life_n and_o spirit_n and_o mind_n he_o be_v every_o where_o without_o locality_n and_o all_o thing_n live_v and_o move_v and_o be_v in_o he_o the_o thought_n of_o space_n be_v but_o a_o metaphorical_a help_n to_o our_o conception_n of_o his_o immensity_n §_o 13._o therefore_o he_o must_v needs_o be_v omnipresent_v deor._n not_o by_o extension_n quantitative_a but_o in_o a_o sort_n transcendent_a and_o more_o excellent_a according_a to_o the_o transcendent_a way_n of_o his_o existence_n for_o if_o we_o must_v have_v conceive_v of_o he_o as_o no_o better_a than_o a_o body_n and_o of_o magnitude_n as_o a_o excellency_n we_o may_v well_o have_v conclude_v that_o he_o have_v make_v nothing_o great_a than_o himself_o nemo_n that_o quod_fw-la non_fw-la habet_fw-la and_o therefore_o he_o must_v be_v more_o extensive_a than_o all_o the_o world_n and_o consequent_o absent_a from_o no_o part_n of_o it_o much_o more_o when_o his_o be_v which_o surpass_v corporeity_n direct_v we_o to_o acknowledge_v a_o more_o noble_a kind_n of_o omnipresence_n than_o extensive_a §_o 14._o therefore_o be_v he_o incomprehensible_a as_o to_o humane_a understanding_n or_o any_o other_o create_v intellect_n of_o our_o own_o incomprehension_n experience_n sufficient_o convince_v we_o here_o and_o reason_n evince_v the_o same_o of_o all_o create_a intellect_n for_o the_o less_o can_v comprehend_v the_o great_a and_o between_o finite_a and_o infinite_a there_o be_v no_o proportion_n we_o know_v nothing_o purely-intelligible_a so_o easy_o and_o certain_o as_o that_o god_n be_v but_o there_o be_v nothing_o that_o we_o be_v so_o far_o from_o comprehend_v as_o we_o see_v nothing_o more_o easy_o and_o certain_o than_o the_o sun_n which_o yet_o we_o see_v not_o with_o a_o comprehensive_a but_o a_o partial_a and_o defective_a sight_n §_o 15._o this_o infinite_a be_v can_v be_v but_o one._n deor._n for_o if_o there_o be_v many_o they_o can_v not_o be_v infinite_a and_o so_o indeed_o there_o will_v be_v none_o nor_o will_v there_o be_v any_o one_o first_o cause_n of_o all_o thing_n for_o if_o one_o cause_v one_o part_n of_o the_o world_n and_o another_o another_o part_n no_o one_o be_v the_o first_o cause_n of_o all_o and_o if_o they_o join_v in_o cause_v all_o together_o they_o will_v all_o conjunct_o make_v but_o one_o first_o cause_n and_o each_o one_o several_a be_v but_o part_n of_o the_o cause_n if_o there_o be_v no_o one_o that_o be_v sufficient_a to_o make_v and_o govern_v all_o the_o world_n there_o be_v no_o perfect_a be_v nor_o no_o god_n but_o the_o effect_n show_v the_o sufficiency_n and_o the_o unity_n of_o the_o world_n the_o orb_n be_v one_o frame_n the_o unity_n of_o the_o first_o cause_n perfection_n consist_v more_o in_o the_o unity_n of_o one_o all_o sufficient_a be_v 360._o than_o in_o a_o voluntary_a concurrence_n of_o many_o being_n the_o most_o learned_a heathen_n who_o think_v there_o be_v many_o to_o be_v name_v god_n do_v mean_v but_o subordinate_a particular_a god_n that_o be_v under_o the_o one_o universal_a god_n who_o the_o stoic_n and_o academic_n take_v to_o be_v the_o universal_a soul_n and_o the_o subordinate_a god_n the_o soul_n of_o the_o particular_a orb_n and_o planet_n §_o 16._o the_o power_n of_o this_o god_n must_v needs_o be_v omnipotency_n he_o that_o have_v give_v so_o great_a power_n to_o the_o creature_n as_o be_v exercise_v by_o they_o especial_o the_o sun_n and_o fix_a star_n in_o their_o several_a vortices_fw-la or_o orb_n and_o he_o that_o can_v make_v such_o a_o world_n of_o nothing_o and_o uphold_v the_o be_v and_o maintain_v the_o order_n and_o cause_n and_o continue_v the_o rapid_a motion_n of_o all_o the_o vortices_fw-la or_o orb_n which_o be_v to_o we_o innumerable_a and_o each_o of_o incomprehensible_a excellency_n and_o magnitude_n be_v certain_o to_o be_v account_v no_o less_o than_o omnipotent_a by_o his_o omnipotency_n i_o mean_v that_o by_o which_o in_o itself_o consider_v in_o primo_fw-la instanti_fw-la he_o can_v do_v all_o thing_n possible_a that_o be_v which_o belong_v not_o to_o impotency_n but_o to_o power_n and_o by_o which_o in_o secundo_fw-la instanti_fw-la he_o can_v do_v all_o thing_n which_o his_o infinite_a wisdom_n judge_v congruous_a and_o meet_a to_o be_v do_v and_o in_o tertio_fw-la instanti_fw-la can_v do_v all_o that_o he_o will_v do_v and_o be_v please_v to_o he_o §_o 17._o the_o understanding_n of_o the_o first_o cause_n must_v needs_o be_v omniscient_a and_o infinite_a wisdom_n 1._o he_o that_o have_v give_v so_o much_o wisdom_n to_o such_o a_o worm_n as_o man_n must_v have_v more_o than_o all_o the_o man_n in_o the_o world_n whatever_o knowledge_n be_v in_o the_o whole_a creation_n be_v give_v by_o he_o do_v prove_v that_o formal_o or_o eminent_o he_o have_v more_o be_v it_o all_o contract_v into_o one_o intelligence_n it_o must_v be_v less_o than_o his_o that_o cause_v it_o he_o have_v not_o give_v more_o wisdom_n than_o he_o have_v to_o give_v nor_o so_o much_o as_o he_o have_v or_o be_v himself_z for_o if_o he_o shall_v make_v any_o thing_n equal_a to_o himself_o there_o will_v be_v two_o infinite_n and_o there_o will_v be_v a_o perfect_a self-sufficient_a be_v which_o yet_o have_v late_o no_o sufficiency_n or_o be_v and_o there_o will_v be_v a_o be_v independent_a in_o facto_fw-la
and_o blessedness_n of_o the_o life_n to_o come_v that_o they_o say_v nothing_o of_o it_o that_o be_v ever_o likely_a to_o make_v any_o considerable_a number_n set_v their_o heart_n on_o heaven_n and_o to_o live_v a_o heavenly_a life_n 9_o they_o be_v so_o unacquainted_a with_o the_o nature_n and_o will_n of_o god_n that_o they_o teach_v and_o use_v such_o a_o manner_n of_o worship_n as_o tend_v rather_o to_o delude_v and_o corrupt_v man_n than_o to_o sanctify_v they_o 10._o they_o meddle_v so_o little_a with_o the_o inward_a sin_n and_o duty_n of_o the_o heart_n especial_o about_o the_o holy_a love_n of_o god_n and_o their_o goodness_n be_v so_o much_o in_o outward_a act_n and_o in_o mere_a respect_n to_o man_n that_o they_o be_v not_o like_a to_o sanctify_v the_o soul_n or_o make_v the_o man_n good_a that_o his_o action_n may_v be_v good_a but_o only_o to_o polish_v man_n for_o civil_a society_n with_o the_o addition_n of_o a_o little_a varnish_n of_o superstition_n and_o hypocrisy_n 11._o their_o very_a style_n be_v either_o suitable_a to_o dead_a speculation_n as_o a_o lecture_n of_o metaphysic_n or_o sleight_n and_o dull_a and_o unlike_a to_o be_v effectual_a to_o convert_v and_o sanctify_v man_n soul_n 12._o almost_o all_o be_v do_v in_o such_o a_o dispute_v sophistical_a way_n and_o clog_v with_o so_o many_o obscurity_n uncertainty_n and_o self-contradiction_n and_o mix_v in_o heap_n of_o physical_a and_o logical_a subtlety_n that_o they_o be_v unfit_a for_o the_o common_a people_n benefit_n and_o can_v tend_v but_o to_o the_o benefit_n of_o a_o few_o 13._o experience_n teach_v and_o still_o teach_v the_o world_n that_o holy_a soul_n and_o life_n that_o be_v sincere_o set_v upon_o god_n and_o heaven_n be_v stranger_n among_o the_o disciple_n of_o the_o philosopher_n and_o other_o heathen_n or_o if_o it_o be_v think_v that_o there_o be_v some_o such_o among_o they_o certain_o they_o be_v very_o few_o in_o comparison_n of_o true_a christian_n and_o those_o few_o very_a dark_a and_o disease_a and_o defective_a with_o we_o a_o child_n at_o ten_o year_n old_a will_v know_v more_o of_o god_n and_o show_v more_o true_a piety_n than_o do_v any_o of_o their_o philosopher_n with_o we_o poor_a woman_n and_o labour_a person_n do_v live_v in_o that_o holiness_n and_o heavenliness_n of_o mind_n and_o conversation_n which_o the_o wise_a of_o the_o philosopher_n never_o do_v attain_v i_o speak_v of_o this_o before_o but_o here_o also_o think_v meet_v to_o show_v you_o the_o difference_n between_o the_o effect_n of_o christ_n doctrine_n and_o the_o philosopher_n 2._o and_o that_o all_o this_o be_v just_o to_o be_v impute_v to_o christ_n himself_o i_o shall_v now_o prove_v 1._o he_o give_v they_o a_o perfect_a pattern_n for_o his_o holy_a obedient_a heavenly_a life_n in_o his_o own_o person_n and_o his_o conversation_n here_o on_o earth_n 2._o his_o doctrine_n and_o law_n require_v all_o this_o holiness_n which_o i_o describe_v to_o you_o you_o find_v the_o prescript_n in_o his_o word_n of_o which_o the_o holy_a soul_n and_o life_n of_o man_n be_v but_o a_o transcript_n 3._o all_o his_o institution_n and_o ordinance_n be_v but_o mean_n and_o help_v to_o this_o 4._o he_o have_v make_v it_o the_o condition_n of_o man_n salvation_n to_o be_v thus_o holy_a in_o sincerity_n and_o to_o desire_v and_o seek_v after_o perfection_n in_o it_o he_o take_v no_o other_o for_o true_a christian_n indeed_o nor_o will_v save_v any_o other_o at_o the_o last_o 5._o all_o his_o comfort_a promise_n of_o mercy_n and_o defence_n be_v make_v only_o to_o such_o 6._o he_o have_v make_v it_o the_o office_n of_o his_o minister_n through_o the_o world_n to_o persuade_v and_o draw_v man_n to_o this_o holiness_n and_o if_o you_o hear_v the_o sermon_n and_o read_v the_o book_n which_o any_o faithful_a minister_n of_o christ_n do_v preach_v or_o write_v you_o will_v soon_o see_v that_o this_o be_v the_o business_n of_o they_o all_o and_o you_o may_v soon_o perceive_v that_o these_o minister_n have_v another_o kind_n of_o preach_v and_o write_v than_o the_o philosopher_n have_v more_o clear_a more_o congruous_a more_o spiritual_a more_o powerful_a and_o likely_a to_o win_v man_n to_o holiness_n and_o heavenliness_n when_o our_o divine_n and_o their_o philosopher_n be_v compare_v as_o to_o their_o promote_a of_o true_a holiness_n very_o the_o latter_a seem_v to_o be_v but_o as_o glow-worm_n and_o the_o former_a to_o be_v the_o candle_n for_o the_o family_n of_o god_n and_o yet_o i_o true_o value_v the_o wisdom_n and_o virtue_n which_o i_o find_v in_o a_o plato_n a_o seneca_n a_o cicero_n a_o antonine_n or_o any_o of_o they_o if_o you_o say_v our_o advantage_n be_v because_o come_v after_o all_o we_o have_v the_o help_n of_o all_o even_o of_o those_o philosopher_n i_o answer_v mark_v in_o our_o book_n and_o sermon_n whether_o it_o be_v any_o thing_n but_o christianity_n which_o we_o preach_v it_o be_v from_o christ_n and_o scripture_n that_o we_o fetch_v our_o doctrine_n and_o not_o from_o the_o philosopher_n we_o use_v their_o help_n in_o logic_n physics_n etc._n etc._n but_o that_o be_v nothing_o to_o our_o doctrine_n he_o that_o teach_v i_o to_o speak_v english_a do_v not_o teach_v i_o the_o doctrine_n which_o i_o preach_v in_o english_a and_o he_o that_o teach_v i_o to_o use_v the_o instrument_n of_o logic_n do_v not_o teach_v i_o the_o doctrine_n about_o which_o i_o use_v they_o and_o why_o do_v not_o those_o philosopher_n by_o all_o their_o art_n attain_v to_o that_o skill_n in_o this_o sacred_a work_n as_o the_o minister_n of_o christ_n do_v when_o they_o have_v as_o much_o or_o more_o of_o the_o art_n than_o we_o i_o read_v indeed_o of_o many_o good_a oration_n then_o use_v even_o in_o those_o of_o the_o emperor_n julian_n there_o be_v much_o good_a and_o in_o antonine_n arrian_n epictetus_n plutarch_n more_o and_o i_o read_v of_o much_o taking-oratory_n of_o the_o bonzii_n in_o japan_n etc._n etc._n but_o compare_v to_o the_o endeavour_n of_o christian_a divine_n they_o be_v poor_a pedantic_a barren_a thing_n and_o little_a spark_n and_o the_o success_n of_o they_o be_v but_o answerable_a 7._o christ_n do_v before_o hand_n promise_n to_o send_v his_o spirit_n into_o man_n soul_n to_o do_v all_o this_o work_n upon_o all_o his_o choose_a and_o as_o he_o promise_v just_a so_o he_o do_v 8._o and_o we_o find_v by_o experience_n that_o it_o be_v the_o preach_n of_o christ_n doctrine_n by_o which_o the_o work_n be_v do_v it_o be_v by_o the_o read_n of_o the_o sacred_a scripture_n or_o hear_v the_o doctrine_n of_o it_o open_v and_o apply_v to_o we_o that_o soul_n be_v thus_o change_v as_o be_v before_o describe_v and_o if_o it_o be_v by_o the_o medicine_n which_o he_o send_v we_o himself_o by_o the_o hand_n of_o his_o own_o servant_n that_o we_o be_v heal_v we_o need_v not_o doubt_v whether_o it_o be_v he_o that_o heal_v we_o his_o doctrine_n do_v it_o as_o the_o instrumental_a cause_n for_o we_o find_v it_o adapt_v thereunto_o and_o we_o find_v nothing_o do_v upon_o we_o but_o by_o that_o doctrine_n nor_o any_o remain_a effect_n but_o what_o be_v the_o impression_n of_o it_o but_o his_o spirit_n inward_o renew_v we_o as_o the_o principal_a cause_n and_o work_v with_o and_o by_o the_o word_n for_o we_o find_v that_o the_o word_n do_v not_o work_v upon_o all_o nor_o upon_o all_o alike_o that_o be_v alike_o prepare_v but_o we_o easy_o perceive_v a_o voluntary_a distinguish_a choice_n in_o the_o operation_n and_o we_o find_v a_o power_n more_o than_o can_v be_v in_o the_o word_n alone_o in_o the_o effect_n upon_o ourselves_o the_o heart_n be_v like_o the_o wax_n and_o the_o word_n like_o the_o seal_n and_o the_o spirit_n like_o the_o hand_n that_o strong_o apply_v it_o we_o feel_v upon_o our_o heart_n that_o though_o nothing_o be_v do_v without_o the_o seal_n yet_o a_o great_a force_n do_v make_v the_o impression_n than_o the_o weight_n of_o the_o seal_n alone_o can_v cause_v by_o this_o time_n it_o be_v evident_a that_o this_o work_n of_o sanctification_n be_v the_o attestation_n of_o god_n by_o which_o he_o public_o ow_v the_o gospel_n and_o declare_v to_o the_o world_n that_o christ_n be_v the_o saviour_n and_o his_o word_n be_v true_a for_o 1._o it_o be_v certain_a that_o this_o work_n of_o renovation_n be_v the_o work_n of_o god_n for_o 1._o it_o be_v his_o image_n on_o the_o soul_n it_o be_v the_o life_n of_o the_o soul_n as_o flow_v from_o his_o holy_a life_n wherein_o be_v contain_v the_o trinity_n of_o perfection_n it_o be_v the_o power_n of_o the_o soul_n by_o which_o it_o can_v overcome_v the_o flesh_n the_o world_n and_o the_o devil_n which_o without_o it_o none_o be_v able_a to_o do_v it_o be_v the_o
hate_v such_o deceiver_n and_o make_v they_o a_o common_a scorn_n instead_o of_o be_v convert_v by_o they_o §_o 61._o the_o foresay_a impossibility_n be_v herein_o found_v 1._o there_o be_v no_o effect_n without_o a_o sufficient_a cause_n 2._o a_o necessary_a cause_n not_o sufficient_o hinder_v will_v bring_v forth_o its_o answerable_a effect_n but_o the_o oppose_a supposition_n make_v effect_n without_o any_o sufficient_a cause_n and_o necessary_a cause_n without_o their_o adequate_a effect_n §_o 62._o the_o providence_n of_o god_n permit_v dissension_n and_o heresy_n to_o arise_v among_o christian_n and_o rival_n and_o false_a teacher_n to_o raise_v hard_a report_n of_o the_o apostle_n and_o the_o people_n to_o be_v somewhat_o alienate_v from_o they_o that_o the_o apostle_n may_v by_o challenge_n appeal_v to_o miracle_n and_o future_a age_n may_v be_v convince_v that_o the_o matter_n of_o fact_n can_v not_o be_v contradict_v the_o roman_n have_v contention_n among_o themselves_o the_o strong_a and_o the_o weak_a contemn_v or_o condemn_v one_o another_o about_o meat_n and_o day_n rom._n 14._o and_o 15._o the_o corinthian_n be_v divide_v into_o faction_n and_o exasperate_v against_o paul_n by_o false_a apostle_n so_o that_o he_o be_v fain_o at_o large_a to_o vindicate_v his_o ministry_n and_o he_o do_v it_o partly_o by_o appeal_n both_o to_o miracle_n and_o work_n of_o power_n wrought_v among_o they_o and_o by_o the_o spirit_n give_v to_o themselves_o 2_o cor._n 12.12_o and_o 13.3_o 4_o 5._o and_o 1_o cor._n 12.7_o 12_o 13._o the_o galatian_n be_v more_o alienate_v from_o paul_n by_o jewish_a teacher_n and_o seem_v to_o take_v he_o as_o a_o enemy_n for_o tell_v they_o the_o truth_n and_o he_o fear_v that_o he_o have_v bestow_v on_o they_o labour_n in_o vain_a and_o in_o this_o case_n he_o vehement_o rebuke_v they_o and_o appeal_v first_o to_o miracle_n wrought_v among_o they_o and_o before_o their_o eye_n and_o next_o to_o the_o spirit_n give_v to_o themselves_o gal._n 3.1_o 2_o 3_o 4_o 5._o o_o foolish_a galatian_n who_o have_v bewitch_v you_o that_o you_o shall_v not_o obey_v the_o truth_n before_o who_o eye_n jesus_n christ_n have_v be_v evident_o set_v forth_o crucify_v among_o you_o this_o only_a will_v i_o learn_v of_o you_o receive_v you_o the_o spirit_n by_o the_o work_n of_o the_o law_n or_o by_o the_o hear_n of_o faith_n he_o therefore_o that_o minister_v to_o you_o the_o spirit_n and_o work_v miracle_n among_o you_o do_v he_o it_o by_o the_o work_n of_o the_o law_n or_o by_o the_o hear_n of_o faith_n now_o if_o no_o such_o miracle_n be_v wrought_v among_o they_o and_o if_o no_o such_o spirit_n be_v receive_v by_o themselves_o will_v this_o argument_n have_v silence_v adversary_n and_o reconcile_v the_o mind_n of_o the_o galatian_n or_o rather_o have_v make_v they_o deride_v the_o cause_n that_o must_v have_v such_o a_o defence_n and_o say_v who_o be_v they_o that_o work_v miracle_n among_o we_o and_o when_o do_v we_o receive_v such_o a_o spirit_n so_o to_o the_o roman_n this_o be_v paul_n testimonial_n rom._n 15.18_o 19_o for_o i_o will_v not_o dare_v to_o speak_v of_o any_o of_o those_o thing_n which_o christ_n have_v not_o wrought_v by_o i_o to_o make_v the_o gentile_n obedient_a by_o word_n and_o deed_n through_o mighty_a sign_n and_o wonder_n by_o the_o power_n of_o the_o spirit_n of_o god_n etc._n etc._n and_o to_o the_o corinthian_n he_o say_v 1_o cor._n 14.18_o i_o thank_v my_o god_n i_o speak_v with_o tongue_n more_o than_o you_o all_o so_o gal._n 2.8_o 1_o cor._n 14.22_o tongue_n be_v for_o a_o sign_n to_o they_o that_o believe_v not_o so_o act_v 2.43_o and_o 4.30_o and_o 5.12_o and_o 7.36_o and_o 8.13_o and_o 14.3_o and_o 6.8_o and_o 8.6_o 13._o and_o 15.12_o and_o 19.11_o 1_o cor._n 12.10_o miracle_n be_v still_o make_v the_o confirmation_n of_o the_o apostle_n testimony_n and_o doctrine_n and_o in_o heb._n 2.3_o 4._o you_o have_v the_o just_a method_n of_o the_o proof_n and_o progress_n of_o christianity_n which_o at_o the_o first_o begin_v to_o be_v speak_v by_o the_o lord_n but_o how_o be_v that_o know_v and_o be_v confirm_v to_o we_o by_o they_o that_o hear_v he_o but_o how_o shall_v we_o know_v that_o they_o say_v truth_n god_n also_o bear_v they_o witness_n with_o sign_n and_o wonder_n and_o with_o divers_a miracle_n and_o gift_n of_o the_o holy_a ghost_n according_a to_o his_o own_o will_n and_o act._n 4.33_o and_o with_o great_a power_n give_v the_o apostle_n witness_v of_o the_o resurrection_n of_o the_o lord_n jesus_n 1_o joh._n 1.1_o 2_o 3._o that_o which_o be_v from_o the_o beginning_n which_o we_o have_v hear_v which_o we_o have_v see_v with_o our_o eye_n which_o we_o have_v look_v upon_o and_o our_o hand_n have_v handle_v of_o the_o word_n of_o life_n for_o the_o life_n be_v manifest_v and_o we_o have_v see_v it_o and_o bear_v witness_n and_o show_v unto_o you_o that_o eternal_a life_n which_o be_v with_o the_o father_n and_o be_v manifest_v unto_o we_o that_o which_o we_o have_v see_v and_o hear_v declare_v we_o unto_o you_o that_o you_o also_o may_v have_v fellowship_n with_o we_o etc._n etc._n §_o 63._o iii_o the_o miracle_n of_o the_o apostle_n be_v not_o only_o attest_v by_o the_o church_n which_o be_v eye-witness_n of_o they_o 1._o by_o the_o way_n of_o most_o credible_a humane_a testimony_n 2._o and_o by_o natural_a evidence_n of_o infallible_a certainty_n but_o also_o 3._o by_o supernatural_a testimony_n of_o god_n himself_o as_o appear_v in_o these_o follow_a evidence_n §_o 64._o 1._o many_o miracle_n be_v wrought_v by_o those_o first_o church_n who_o be_v the_o witness_n of_o the_o apostle_n miracle_n which_o be_v a_o divine_a attestation_n to_o their_o testimony_n 1._o the_o scripture_n forecited_n tell_v we_o that_o the_o same_o holy_a ghost_n be_v give_v to_o they_o all_o though_o all_o have_v not_o the_o same_o gift_n and_o that_o tongue_n and_o heal_v and_o miracle_n be_v the_o gift_n of_o many_o though_o not_o of_o all_o which_o as_o i_o have_v show_v they_o can_v not_o themselves_o have_v believe_v of_o themselves_o if_o it_o have_v not_o be_v true_a yea_o sufficient_a historical_a testimony_n tell_v we_o that_o for_o three_o or_o four_o hundred_o year_n at_o least_o till_o constantine_n own_v and_o protect_v christianity_n by_o secular_a power_n miracle_n be_v wrought_v in_o confirmation_n of_o the_o christian_a faith_n it_o have_v be_v the_o devil_n craft_n to_o seek_v to_o destroy_v the_o credit_n of_o they_o partly_o by_o hypocrite_n who_o have_v counterfeit_v miracle_n and_o partly_o by_o lie_v legend_n of_o the_o carnal_a proud_a domineer_a part_n of_o the_o church_n who_o have_v tell_v the_o world_n so_o many_o palpable_a lie_n that_o they_o seem_v to_o do_v it_o in_o design_n to_o persuade_v they_o to_o believe_v nothing_o that_o be_v true_a but_o yet_o all_o wise_a man_n will_v know_v the_o difference_n between_o history_n credible_a and_o incredible_a the_o many_o testimony_n of_o the_o miracle_n of_o gregory_n thaumaturgus_n and_o many_o other_o mention_v by_o eusebius_n and_o almost_o all_o other_o christian_a writer_n of_o those_o time_n and_o those_o mention_v by_o augustine_n de_fw-fr civitate_fw-la dei_fw-la lib._n 22_o cap._n 8._o and_o retract_v lib._n 1._o cap._n 13._o &_o passim_fw-la and_o by_o cyprian_a tertullian_n and_o many_o more_o will_v not_o be_v think_v incredible_a by_o impartial_a consider_v man_n §_o 65._o 2._o the_o eminent_a sanctity_n of_o the_o pastor_n of_o the_o church_n with_o the_o success_n of_o their_o testimony_n and_o doctrine_n for_o the_o true_a sanctification_n of_o many_o thousand_o soul_n be_v god_n own_o attestation_n to_o their_o testimony_n and_o doctrine_n how_o far_o the_o sanctify_a renew_v success_n of_o the_o doctrine_n be_v a_o divine_a attestation_n to_o its_o verity_n i_o have_v before_o open_v and_o how_o far_o god_n ow_v even_o the_o truth_n of_o philosophy_n by_o bless_v they_o with_o a_o adequate_a proportionable_a success_n the_o defective_a partial_a truth_n of_o philosophy_n produce_v a_o defective_a partial_a reformation_n how_o far_o god_n accept_v it_o belong_v not_o to_o my_o present_a business_n to_o determine_v the_o more_o full_a and_o integral_a discovery_n of_o god_n will_n by_o jesus_n christ_n do_v produce_v a_o more_o full_a and_o integral_a renovation_n and_o 1._o the_o cause_n be_v know_v by_o the_o effect_n 2._o and_o god_n will_v not_o as_o be_v before_o say_v bless_v a_o lie_n to_o do_v the_o most_o excellent_a work_n in_o all_o the_o world_n now_o it_o be_v a_o thing_n most_o evident_a that_o god_n have_v still_o bless_v the_o ministry_n of_o the_o christian_a pastor_n in_o all_o age_n to_o the_o renew_n of_o many_o thousand_o soul_n that_o this_o be_v true_o so_o i_o shall_v somewhat_o fullier_n show_v anon_o but_o that_o
second_o cause_n 2._o that_o the_o somatist_n themselves_o say_v that_o in_o the_o generation_n of_o plant_n and_o animal_n which_o they_o suppose_v to_o be_v total_o corporeal_a there_o be_v not_o the_o least_o degree_n of_o substance_n produce_v de_fw-la novo_fw-la and_o therefore_o there_o be_v none_o but_o what_o be_v total_o of_o god_n and_o the_o parent_n do_v but_o cause_v instrumental_o the_o unite_n of_o matter_n preaexistent_a therefore_o if_o in_o the_o generate_a of_o man_n the_o parent_n do_v but_o instrumental_o cause_v the_o unite_n of_o substance_n which_o be_v total_o from_o god_n though_o not_o preaexistent_a it_o little_a difference_v the_o case_n as_o to_o the_o consequent_n 3._o especial_o consider_v that_o what_o god_n do_v he_o do_v by_o a_o establish_a law_n of_o nature_n as_o in_o his_o make_n of_o the_o world_n he_o make_v the_o sun_n a_o causa_fw-la vniversalis_fw-la constant_o to_o send_v forth_o the_o emanation_n of_o light_n heatt_z and_o move_a force_n upon_o passive_a matter_n and_o thereby_o to_o produce_v effect_n diversify_v by_o the_o preparation_n and_o reception_n of_o that_o matter_n as_o to_o soften_v wax_n to_o harden_v clay_n to_o make_v a_o dunghill_n stink_n and_o a_o rose_n smell_v sweet_a to_o produce_v a_o poisonous_a and_o a_o wholesome_a plant_n a_o nightingale_n and_o a_o toad_n etc._n etc._n and_o this_o without_o any_o dishonour_n to_o the_o sun_n so_o if_o god_n the_o father_n of_o spirit_n the_o central_n efficient_a of_o soul_n have_v make_v it_o the_o original_a law_n of_o nature_n that_o he_o will_v according_o afford_v his_o communicative_a influx_n and_o that_o in_o humane_a generation_n such_o and_o such_o preparation_n of_o matter_n shall_v be_v as_o receptive_a of_o his_o emanation_n for_o such_o and_o such_o form_n or_o spiritual_a substance_n and_o that_o he_o will_v be_v herein_o but_o a_o universal_a cause_n of_o soul_n as_o soul_n and_o not_o of_o soul_n as_o clean_a or_o unclean_a and_o that_o this_o shall_v depend_v upon_o the_o preparation_n of_o the_o recipient_a whether_o it_o be_v the_o body_n or_o a_o sensitive_a forego_n principle_n still_o keep_v at_o his_o pleasure_n as_o a_o voluntary_a agent_n the_o suspension_n or_o dispose_n of_o the_o effect_n this_o will_v make_v no_o great_a alteration_n neither_o as_o to_o the_o point_n of_o original_a sin_n nor_o any_o other_o weighty_a consequent_a objection_n xiii_o omne_fw-la quod_fw-la oritur_fw-la interit_fw-la that_o which_o be_v not_o eternal_a as_o to_o past_a duration_n be_v not_o eternal_a as_o to_o future_a duration_n but_o the_o soul_n be_v not_o eternal_a as_o to_o past_a duration_n ergo._fw-la answ_n i_o confess_v this_o argument_n will_v prove_v that_o the_o soul_n be_v not_o mortal_a ex_fw-la necessitate_v suae_fw-la naturae_fw-la without_o dependence_n on_o a_o voluntary_a preserver_n and_o therefore_o cicero_n after_o most_o other_o philosopher_n who_o use_v the_o major_a for_o a_o contrary_a conclusion_n mistake_v in_o this_o that_o he_o think_v the_o soul_n be_v as_o natural_a a_o emanation_n from_o god_n as_o the_o beam_n or_o light_n be_v from_o the_o sun_n and_o therefore_o that_o it_o be_v natural_o eternal_a both_o à_fw-fr parte_fw-la ante_fw-la &_o à_fw-la parte_fw-la post_fw-la which_o make_v arnobius_n and_o other_o ancient_n argue_v as_o much_o against_o the_o platonist_n immortality_n of_o the_o soul_n as_o against_o the_o epicurean_o mortality_n so_o that_o as_o i_o say_v before_o one_o will_v think_v that_o they_o be_v heretical_a in_o this_o point_n that_o do_v not_o make_v they_o well_o but_o it_o be_v only_o this_o natural_a eternity_n which_o they_o confute_v and_o when_o the_o philosopher_n say_v that_o omne_fw-la quod_fw-la oritur_fw-la interit_fw-la they_o can_v mean_v or_o at_o least_o prove_v no_o more_o but_o this_o that_o it_o be_v not_o everlasting_a ex_fw-la necessitate_v naturae_fw-la but_o yet_o 1._o it_o may_v be_v in_o its_o nature_n fit_v to_o be_v perpetual_a 2._o and_o by_o the_o will_n of_o the_o creator_n make_v perpetual_a every_o creature_n do_v oriri_fw-la de_fw-la novo_fw-la and_o yet_o every_o one_o do_v not_o interire_fw-la objection_n fourteen_o ult_n among_o all_o your_o argument_n for_o the_o soul_n immortality_n there_o be_v none_o but_o moral_a one_o answ_n morality_n be_v grow_v so_o contemptible_a a_o thing_n with_o some_o debauch_a person_n that_o a_o very_a argument_n be_v invalidate_v by_o they_o or_o contemn_v if_o they_o can_v but_o call_v it_o moral_a but_o what_o be_v morality_n but_o the_o modality_n of_o natural_n and_o the_o same_o argument_n may_v be_v natural_a and_o moral_a indeed_o we_o call_v that_o a_o causa_fw-la moralis_n ofttimes_o which_o do_v not_o necessitate_v the_o effect_n and_o yet_o sometime_o even_o moral_a cause_n do_v infalible_o and_o certain_o produce_v the_o effect_n but_o causation_n and_o argumentation_n be_v different_a thing_n and_o so_o be_v a_o effect_n and_o a_o logical_a consequence_n will_v you_o call_v the_o consequent_n of_o god_n own_o wisdom_n justice_n veracity_n goodness_n etc._n etc._n uncertain_a as_o come_v from_o a_o morali_fw-la cause_n the_o soul_n be_v a_o intellectual_a free_a agent_n and_o adapt_v to_o moral_a operation_n and_o this_o be_v its_o excellency_n and_o perfection_n and_o no_o disparagement_n to_o it_o at_o all_o and_o if_o you_o will_v better_o read_v they_o over_o you_o will_v find_v that_o my_o argument_n be_v both_o physical_a and_o moral_a for_o i_o argue_v from_o the_o act_n or_o operation_n of_o the_o soul_n to_o its_o power_n and_o nature_n and_o from_o its_o act_n and_o nature_n to_o its_o end_n with_o many_o such_o like_a which_o be_v as_o true_o physical_a media_fw-la as_o if_o i_o argue_v from_o the_o nature_n of_o fire_n and_o earth_n that_o one_o if_o not_o hinder_v will_v ascend_v and_o the_o other_o descend_v and_o other_o man_n have_v give_v you_o other_o argument_n in_o their_o physics_n and_o metaphysic_n objection_n xv._n you_o seem_v to_o confess_v that_o you_o can_v prove_v the_o endless_a duration_n of_o the_o soul_n by_o any_o argument_n from_o nature_n alone_o but_o only_o that_o it_o shall_v live_v another_o life_n which_o you_o call_v a_o life_n of_o retribution_n answ_n i_o tell_v you_o that_o a_o great_a probability_n of_o it_o i_o thus_o prove_v god_n have_v make_v the_o soul_n of_o a_o nature_n not_o corruptible_a but_o apt_a to_o perpetual_a duration_n ergo_fw-la he_o thereby_o declare_v his_o will_n that_o he_o intend_v it_o for_o perpetual_a duration_n because_o he_o make_v nothing_o in_o vain_a either_o for_o substance_n or_o quality_n it_o may_v be_v some_o other_o will_v think_v that_o this_o argument_n will_v infer_v not_o only_o a_o probability_n but_o a_o certainty_n and_o if_o you_o go_v back_o to_o your_o objection_n of_o materiality_n i_o now_o only_o add_v that_o aristotle_n and_o his_o follower_n who_o think_v that_o the_o heaven_n be_v corporeal_a yet_o think_v that_o they_o be_v a_o quinta_fw-la essentia_fw-la and_o simple_a and_o incorruptible_a and_o therefore_o that_o they_o shall_v certain_o be_v everlasting_a and_o he_o take_v the_o the_o soul_n of_o bruit_n to_o be_v analogous_a to_o the_o matter_n of_o the_o star_n and_o so_o to_o be_v of_o that_o everlasting_a quintessence_n and_o can_v you_o in_o reason_n say_v less_o of_o rational_a soul_n 2._o it_o be_v sufficient_a that_o i_o prove_v by_o natural_a evidence_n a_o life_n of_o retribution_n after_o this_o which_o shall_v full_o make_v the_o miserable_a ungodly_a one_o repent_v torment_o of_o their_o sin_n and_o fill_v the_o righteous_a with_o such_o joy_n as_o shall_v full_o recompense_v all_o their_o labour_n and_o suffering_n in_o a_o holy_a life_n and_o that_o i_o moreover_o prove_v that_o duration_n of_o this_o life_n and_o all_o the_o rest_n by_o supernatural_a evidence_n objection_n xvi_o both_o soul_n and_o body_n be_v like_o a_o candle_n in_o fluxu_fw-la continuo_fw-la and_o we_o have_v not_o the_o same_o substance_n this_o week_n or_o year_n as_o we_o have_v the_o last_o there_o be_v a_o continual_a consumption_n or_o transition_n and_o accretion_n ergo_fw-la be_v not_o the_o same_o we_o be_v uncapable_a of_o a_o life_n of_o future_a retribution_n will_v you_o reward_v and_o punish_v the_o man_n that_o be_v or_o the_o man_n that_o be_v answ_n it_o be_v a_o foolish_a thing_n to_o carry_v great_a and_o certain_a truth_n into_o the_o dark_a and_o to_o argue_v against_o they_o à_fw-la minus_fw-la notis_fw-la from_o mere_a uncertainty_n as_o to_o your_o simile_n i_o confess_v that_o the_o oil_n of_o your_o candle_n be_v still_o waste_v so_o be_v the_o wick_n but_o not_o that_o new_a be_v add_v to_o make_v it_o another_o thing_n unless_o it_o be_v a_o lamp_n i_o confess_v that_o the_o lucid_a fume_n which_o we_o call_v the_o flame_n be_v still_o pass_v away_o but_o whether_o the_o fiery_a principle_n in_o its_o essence_n not_o visible_a but_o only_o in_o its_o
great_a theological_a verity_n that_o god_n be_v man_n ultimate_a end_n and_o to_o be_v love_v above_o our_o own_o pleasure_n open_v 598_o etc._n etc._n why_o i_o answer_v no_o more_o particular_a objection_n as_o about_o scripture-text_n etc._n etc._n 601_o a_o instance_n in_o some_o stricture_n on_o a_o late_a write_n call_v inquisitio_fw-la in_o fidem_fw-la christianorum_fw-la huius_fw-la seculi_fw-la 604_o reader_n i_o entreat_v you_o whatever_o you_o do_v by_o all_o the_o rest_n follow_v to_o correct_v with_o your_o pen_n these_o few_o great_a errata_fw-la because_o they_o quite_o pervert_v the_o sense_n and_o some_o of_o they_o turn_v it_o direct_o contrary_a to_o some_o of_o the_o great_a truth_n which_o i_o be_o defend_v page_n 85_o l._n 30._o for_o no_o other_o end_n r._n another_o end_n p._n 208._o l._n 23._o for_o fire_n r._n air_n p._n 173_o l._n 22._o for_o thousand_o r._n themselves_o p._n 232._o l._n 4._o for_o against_o i●_n r._n of_o it_o p._n 373._o l._n 15._o for_o intelligible_a r._n unintelligible_a p._n 529._o l._n 33._o blot_n out_o quoad_fw-la formam_fw-la p._n 460._o l._n 34._o for_o word_n r._n work_n p._n 567._o l._n 12_o 13._o for_o mortal_a r._n immortal_a p._n 598._o l._n 27._o for_o it_o be_v first_o good_a r._n it_o be_v not_o first_o good_a p._n 53._o l._n 5._o for_o impudency_n r._n imprudence_n p._n 111._o l._n 32._o for_o or_o r._n our_o p._n 170._o l._n 11._o for_o see●_n r._n serve_v p._n 220._o l._n 24._o for_o or_o r._n our_o p._n 350._o l._n 16._o for_o accidental_o r._n antecedent_o p._n 558._o for_o expurgency_n r._n exurgency_n p._n 545._o l._n 28._o for_o and_o r._n be_v p._n 600._o l._n 8._o for_o continues_z r._n contrive_v p._n 252._o l._n 19_o for_o superficial_a r._n supernatural_a p._n 509._o l._n 16._o for_o anatomize_v r._n atomize_v p._n 554._o l_o 3._o for_o debase_v r._n dispose_v p._n 593._o l._n 21._o for_o missu_fw-la r._n injussu_fw-la in_o the_o first_o epistle_n p._n 1._o l._n 14._o r._n indifferentis_fw-la page_n 12._o l._n 36._o for_o or_o r._n be_v p._n 49._o marg_n l._n 32._o for_o at_o r._n ut_fw-la p._n 80._o l._n 10._o r._n so_o full_a p._n 157._o marg_n l._n antep_n r._n animi_fw-la morbi_fw-la p._n 178._o l._n 32._o for_o sometime_o r._n 〈◊〉_d mind_n p._n 199._o marg_n l._n 1._o r._n eunapius_n p._n 201._o l._n 22._o r._n texeira_n p._n 236._o marg_n l._n 1._o r._n simulata_fw-la and_o l._n 26._o r._n his_o disciple_n p._n 240._o l._n 23._o deal_n telesius_n l._n 30._o r._n behmenist_n p._n 246._o l._n 19_o for_o aristippus_n r._n aristotle_n p._n 281._o l._n 22._o for_o have_v r._n have_v p._n 297._o marg_n l._n 40._o for_o speculum_fw-la r._n specimen_fw-la p._n 346._o l._n 11._o r._n in_o the_o p._n 349._o l._n 5._o r._n the_o godly_a p._n 350._o l._n 36._o r._n asellius_n p._n 367._o l._n 32._o r._n these_o be_v the_o p._n 417._o l._n 30._o for_o since_o r._n sure_a p._n 418._o l._n 2._o for_o wean_v r._n turn_n p._n 437._o l._n 4._o for_o most_o r._n more_o p._n 498._o marg_n l._n 11._o r._n nolint_fw-la and_o l._n penult_n for_o cartes_n r._n cortes_n p._n 503._o l._n 19_o for_o one_o r._n a●_n p._n 509._o l._n 9_o for_o as_o r._n a_o p._n 514._o l._n 27._o r._n contemperatio_fw-la p._n 527._o l._n 24._o r._n gradual_o p._n 551._o marg_n l._n 1._o r_o cortes_n p._n 553._o l._n 14._o for_o lud_n r._n lod_n p._n 554._o l._n 1._o for_o the_o r._n that_o p._n 557._o l._n 32._o deal_n who_o p._n 560._o l._n 34._o r._n adiantum_o p._n 571._o l._n 17._o r._n nor_o no_o substance_n p._n 576._o l._n 22._o for_o arphad_n r._n aphrod_n p._n 578._o l._n 21._o deal_n may_v p._n 582._o marg_n r._n cortes_n p._n 587._o l_o 7._o for_o one_o reason_n r._n our_o reason_n p._n 588._o l._n 8._o for_o what_o r._n which_o take_v notice_n also_o that_o many_o of_o the_o marginal_a citation_n be_v not_o put_v just_a over_o against_o the_o word_n which_o they_o refer_v to_o part_n i._o of_o natural_a religion_n or_o godliness_n ibid._n chap._n i._o of_o the_o near_o truth_n viz._n of_o humane_a nature_n resolve_v on_o a_o faithful_a search_n into_o the_o nature_n and_o certainty_n of_o religion_n as_o be_v the_o business_n which_o my_o own_o and_o all_o man_n happiness_n be_v most_o concern_v in_o be_v conscious_a of_o my_o weakness_n and_o know_v that_o truth_n have_v their_o certain_a order_n in_o which_o they_o give_v much_o light_n to_o one_o another_o i_o find_v it_o meet_v to_o begin_v at_o the_o most_o evident_a from_o whence_o i_o ascend_v in_o the_o order_n follow_v initio_fw-la §_o 1._o i_o be_o pass_v all_o doubt_n that_o i_o have_v sense_n cogitation_n understanding_n and_o will_n with_o executive_a operation_n though_o i_o can_v not_o exact_o define_v what_o these_o be_v yet_o i_o be_o satisfy_v that_o i_o have_v they_o and_o i_o discern_v that_o a_o simple_a term_n do_v better_a express_v one_o of_o these_o to_o i_o than_o a_o definition_n do_v because_o they_o be_v know_v so_o immediate_o in_o and_o of_o themselves_o partly_o by_o internal_a sensation_n and_o partly_o by_o intuition_n and_o word_n be_v but_o to_o make_v know_v my_o mind_n about_o they_o to_o another_o and_o another_o to_o i_o but_o the_o thing_n themselves_o be_v otherwise_o to_o be_v know_v what_o it_o be_v to_o see_v to_o hear_v to_o smell_v to_o taste_v fin_n i_o know_v better_o by_o see_v hear_v smell_a taste_v than_o by_o any_o definition_n of_o they_o and_o the_o bare_a denomination_n when_o i_o understand_v the_o term_n be_v my_o best_a expression_n and_o if_o i_o can_v not_o answer_v a_o sceptic_a who_o deny_v the_o certainty_n of_o my_o judgement_n by_o sensation_n and_o reflexive_a intuition_n yet_o nature_n will_v not_o suffer_v i_o to_o doubt_v or_o if_o any_o such_o shall_v real_o make_v i_o doubt_v whether_o i_o may_v not_o possible_o live_v in_o a_o continual_a delusory_a dream_n 722._o and_o all_o my_o sense_n and_o understanding_n be_v deceive_v yet_o will_v it_o satisfy_v i_o in_o the_o main_a that_o i_o must_v judge_v by_o such_o power_n as_o i_o have_v and_o can_v do_v no_o better_o and_o therefore_o shall_v be_v no_o further_o solicitous_a if_o any_o will_v persuade_v i_o that_o i_o feel_v not_o when_o i_o be_o sick_a or_o wound_a or_o see_v not_o when_o i_o see_v or_o taste_v not_o when_o or_o what_o i_o taste_v yet_o must_v i_o be_v persuade_v that_o fallible_a or_o infallible_a this_o sense_n must_v be_v use_v and_o serve_v for_o the_o end_n to_o which_o it_o be_v give_v i_o and_o that_o i_o have_v no_o better_a faculty_n to_o use_v tuscul_fw-la §_o 2._o by_o my_o action_n i_o know_v that_o i_o be_o and_o that_o i_o be_o a_o sentient_a intelligent_a think_v willing_a and_o operative_a be_v or_o a_o wight_n that_o have_v these_o power_n for_o ab_fw-la operari_fw-la ad_fw-la posse_fw-la &_o esse_fw-la the_o consequence_n be_v undoubted_a nothing_o be_v no_o agent_n and_o none_o do_v that_o which_o he_o can_v do_v §_o 3._o this_o mind_n or_o foresay_a power_n be_v find_v in_o or_o conjunct_a with_o a_o organise_v body_n he_o that_o doubt_v not_o of_o his_o sense_n and_o intellection_n need_v not_o doubt_v of_o his_o body_n which_o be_v the_o object_n of_o both_o §_o 4._o this_o body_n be_v a_o quantitative_a or_o extensive_a nutrite_fw-la changeable_a corruptible_a matter_n of_o which_o my_o sense_n and_o experience_n will_v not_o suffer_v i_o to_o doubt_v §_o 5._o this_o mind_n be_v fit_v to_o the_o use_n of_o know_v and_o be_v desirous_a of_o it_o delight_v in_o it_o and_o the_o more_o it_o know_v 189._o the_o more_o it_o be_v able_a and_o dispose_v to_o know_v all_o this_o our_o action_n and_o experience_n testify_v know_v be_v to_o the_o mind_n as_o see_v be_v to_o the_o eye_n one_o act_n of_o knowledge_n promote_v and_o facilitate_v another_o §_o 6._o be_v and_o verity_n be_v its_o direct_a object_n as_o light_v and_o colour_n be_v the_o object_n of_o our_o sight_n to_o these_o it_o have_v power_n and_o inclination_n §_o 7._o when_o i_o know_v the_o effect_n i_o have_v a_o inclination_n to_o know_v the_o cause_n not_o only_o the_o low_a but_o the_o very_a first_o though_o it_o be_v possible_a that_o some_o sensual_a sluggish_a person_n may_v be_v so_o take_v up_o with_o present_a earthly_a thing_n as_o to_o drown_v these_o desire_n and_o scarce_o to_o think_v of_o any_o first_o cause_n or_o take_v any_o pleasure_n in_o the_o exercise_n of_o his_o high_a faculty_n yet_o as_o i_o feel_v it_o otherwise_o in_o myself_o so_o i_o find_v it_o otherwise_o in_o multitude_n of_o other_o and_o in_o all_o that_o have_v free_a mind_n and_o in_o the_o worst_a at_o certain_a time_n so_o that_o i_o perceive_v it_o be_v
all_o which_o we_o be_v seek_v after_o 2._o for_o what_o any_o cause_n do_v by_o a_o power_n receive_v from_o a_o high_a cause_n and_o consequent_o order_v by_o it_o that_o be_v do_v principal_o by_o that_o first_o or_o high_a cause_n and_o if_o god_n have_v make_v the_o world_n by_o a_o angel_n or_o intelligence_n it_o will_v have_v be_v nevertheless_o his_o creature_n nor_o any_o thing_n the_o less_o to_o his_o honour_n than_o if_o he_o have_v make_v it_o by_o himself_o alone_o §_o 11._o the_o sum_n of_o all_o be_v that_o there_o be_v certain_o a_o first_o uncause_v independent_a cause_n of_o man_n and_o all_o thing_n else_o beside_o that_o cause_n chap._n v._o what_o this_o cause_n be_v in_o itself_o that_o it_o be_v god_n §_o 1._o the_o first_o cause_n be_v know_v to_o we_o imperfect_o and_o by_o the_o effect_n tusc_n man_n be_v so_o conscious_a of_o his_o ignorance_n herein_o and_o of_o the_o perplexity_n and_o diversity_n of_o opinion_n which_o follow_v thereupon_o and_o of_o the_o necessity_n of_o beginning_n downward_o at_o the_o effect_n and_o rise_v upward_o in_o his_o enquiry_n that_o i_o need_v not_o prove_v this_o proposition_n to_o any_o man_n rosc_n §_o 2._o though_o god_n or_o the_o first_o cause_n be_v to_o be_v search_v after_o in_o all_o his_o work_n yet_o chief_o in_o the_o chief_a of_o they_o within_o our_o reach_n which_o be_v man_n himself_o if_o any_o shall_v say_v that_o the_o sun_n and_o other_o creature_n be_v more_o excellent_a than_o man_n and_o therefore_o god_n or_o the_o first_o cause_n be_v to_o be_v search_v after_o rather_o in_o they_o and_o his_o attribute_n denominate_v from_o they_o i_o answer_v there_o be_v no_o doubt_n but_o secundum_fw-la quid_fw-la 48._o the_o sun_n be_v a_o noble_a creature_n than_o man._n but_o what_o it_o be_v simpliciter_fw-la we_o can_v tell_v unless_o we_o know_v it_o better_o the_o high_a exellency_n know_v to_o man_n in_o the_o sun_n be_v the_o potentia_fw-la motiva_fw-la illuminativa_fw-la &_o calefactiva_fw-la motion_n light_n and_o heat_n with_o their_o effect_n do_v tell_v we_o what_o we_o know_v of_o it_o that_o which_o we_o be_v conscious_a of_o in_o man_n be_v posse_fw-la scire_fw-la velle_fw-la power_n intellection_n and_o will_n with_o their_o perfection_n which_o be_v a_o high_a excellency_n than_o motion_n light_n and_o heat_n §_o 3._o he_o that_o give_v be_v to_o all_o else_o that_o be_v must_v needs_o be_v the_o first_o be_v formal_o or_o eminent_o himself_o entity_n must_v needs_o be_v in_o the_o noble_a sense_n or_o sort_n 9_o in_o the_o primum_fw-la ens_fw-la the_o original_n of_o be_v rather_o than_o in_o any_o derive_v be_v whatsoever_o for_o it_o can_v give_v better_a than_o it_o have_v so_o that_o ens_fw-la or_o i_o be_o be_v his_o first_o name_n §_o 4._o he_o that_o have_v make_v substance_n more_o noble_a than_o accident_n be_v himself_o a_o substance_n either_o formal_o or_o eminent_o and_o a_o live_a substance_n yea_o life_n itself_o once_o for_o all_o by_z eminent_o i_o mean_v somewhat_o more_o excellent_a or_o transcendent_a which_o yet_o man_n have_v no_o better_a name_n for_o or_o fit_a notion_n of_o god_n be_v thus_o a_o substance_n life_n transcendent_o if_o not_o formal_o §_o 5._o he_o that_o have_v make_v intelligence_n or_o spirit_n or_o mind_n more_o noble_a and_o excellent_a than_o body_n be_v himself_o a_o mind_n intelligence_n or_o spirit_n either_o formal_o or_o transcendent_o and_o eminent_o we_o find_v that_o corporeal_a gross_a and_o dense_a being_n be_v most_o dull_a and_o passive_a and_o have_v least_o of_o excellency_n the_o body_n of_o itself_o in_o comparison_n of_o the_o mind_n be_v a_o dull_a and_o dirty_a clod_n though_o we_o have_v no_o adequate_a conception_n of_o a_o spirit_n we_o know_v not_o only_o negative_o that_o it_o contain_v a_o freedom_n from_o the_o baseness_n and_o inconvenience_n of_o corporeity_n but_o also_o we_o know_v by_o its_o essential_a act_n that_o positive_o it_o be_v a_o pure_a active_a life_n intelligence_n and_o will_n and_o therefore_o a_o more_o excellent_a sort_n of_o be_v than_o thing_n mere_o corporeal_a which_o have_v no_o such_o action_n so_o that_o we_o have_v find_v as_o to_o his_o be_v that_o the_o first_o cause_n be_v ens_fw-la substantia_fw-la vita_fw-la spiritus_fw-la §_o 6._o there_o must_v needs_o be_v in_o the_o first_o cause_n a_fw-mi esse_fw-la posse_fw-la &_o operari_fw-la if_o there_o be_v no_o operation_n there_o be_v no_o causation_n if_o there_o be_v no_o power_n there_o can_v be_v no_o operation_n and_o if_o there_o be_v no_o be_v there_o can_v be_v no_o power_n not_o that_o these_o be_v thing_n so_o various_a as_o to_o make_v a_o composition_n in_o the_o first_o cause_n but_o they_o be_v transcendent_o in_o it_o without_o division_n and_o imperfection_n by_o a_o formal_a or_o virtual_a distinction_n §_o 7._o see_v the_o noble_a creature_n know_v to_o we_o be_v mind_n that_o have_v a_o posse_fw-la scire_fw-la velle_fw-la active_a executive_a power_n with_o a_o understanding_n to_o guide_v it_o and_o a_o will_v to_o command_v it_o god_n have_v either_o formal_o or_o eminent_o and_o transcendent_o such_o a_o power_n intellect_n and_o will_n which_o be_v his_o essence_n for_o nothing_o be_v more_o certain_a than_o that_o no_o cause_n can_v give_v more_o than_o it_o have_v to_o give_v if_o the_o first_o cause_n have_v not_o power_n understanding_n and_o will_n deur_n either_o formal_o or_o eminent_o in_o a_o high_a and_o noble_a kind_n he_o can_v not_o have_v endow_v all_o mankind_n with_o what_o he_o have_v not_o 1._o that_o the_o first_o cause_n be_v most_o powerful_a be_v evident_a by_o his_o work_n he_o that_o give_v man_n his_o measure_n of_o power_n and_o much_o more_o to_o many_o other_o creature_n have_v himself_o much_o more_o than_o any_o of_o they_o he_o that_o make_v this_o marvellous_a frame_n of_o all_o the_o orb_n and_o cause_v and_o continue_v their_o be_v and_o their_o constant_a rapid_a motion_n be_v incomprehensible_o potent_a whatsoever_o power_n there_o be_v in_o all_o the_o creature_n visible_a and_o invisible_a set_v together_o there_o must_v be_v more_o or_o as_o much_o in_o their_o first_o cause_n alone_o because_o nothing_o can_v give_v more_o power_n than_o it_o have_v 110._o 2._o his_o work_n also_o prove_v that_o the_o first_o cause_n be_v a_o understanding_n for_o the_o admirable_a composure_n order_n nature_n motion_n variety_n and_o usefulness_n of_o all_o his_o creature_n do_v declare_v it_o he_o that_o have_v give_v understanding_n to_o man_n have_v formal_o or_o eminent_o more_o himself_o than_o all_o man_n and_o all_o his_o creature_n have_v if_o intellection_n be_v not_o a_o excellency_n above_o mere_a natural_a or_o brutish_a motion_n man_n be_v not_o better_o than_o the_o inanimate_v or_o bruit_n but_o if_o it_o be_v the_o giver_n of_o it_o can_v want_v it_o not_o that_o his_o intellection_n be_v univocal_o the_o same_o thing_n with_o we_o but_o it_o be_v something_o incomparable_o more_o noble_a which_o express_v itself_o in_o humane_a intellection_n as_o its_o image_n and_o be_v see_v by_o we_o in_o this_o glass_n and_o can_v be_v express_v by_o we_o no_o better_o than_o by_o this_o name_n 3._o and_o as_o it_o be_v a_o noble_a nature_n which_o act_v by_o volition_n or_o freewill_n than_o that_o which_o have_v no_o will_n at_o all_o and_o so_o no_o voluntary_a choice_n and_o complacency_n so_o the_o first_o cause_n which_o have_v give_v this_o noble_a faculty_n to_o man_n have_v certain_o himself_o though_o not_o a_o will_v univocal_o the_o same_o with_o we_o yet_o a_o will_n of_o a_o transcendent_a excellency_n which_o express_v itself_o in_o we_o as_o its_o image_n and_o must_v be_v something_o better_o and_o great_a but_o can_v be_v low_a or_o less_o and_o though_o such_o indetermination_n as_o proceed_v from_o imperfection_n and_o consequent_o such_o liberty_n belong_v not_o to_o the_o first_o cause_n which_o have_v no_o defect_n yet_o all_o that_o liberty_n which_o belong_v to_o perfection_n must_v undoubted_o belong_v to_o he_o he_o that_o do_v what_o we_o see_v have_v do_v it_o willing_o and_o free_o §_o 8._o what_o ever_o the_o first_o cause_n be_v it_o must_v needs_o be_v in_o absolute_a perfection_n it_o must_v needs_o have_v in_o it_o more_o than_o the_o whole_a world_n beside_o because_o it_o give_v all_o that_o to_o the_o whole_a creation_n which_o it_o have_v receive_v and_o be_v a_o imperfect_a cause_n can_v never_o have_v make_v such_o a_o world_n as_o we_o behold_v and_o partly_o know_v and_o be_v the_o first_o cause_n imperfect_a there_o will_v be_v no_o perfection_n in_o be_v §_o 9_o the_o perfection_n of_o the_o first_o cause_n in_o be_v require_v that_o it_o be_v eternal_a without_o begin_v or_o end_n of_o duration_n nothing_o in_o the_o world_n can_v
the_o flame_n of_o troy_n that_o rip_v up_o his_o own_o mother_n that_o he_o may_v see_v the_o place_n where_o once_o he_o lay_v do_v caligula_n think_v so_o do_v commodus_n caracalla_n heliogabalus_n think_v so_o do_v the_o spaniard_n think_v so_o by_o the_o indian_n who_o be_v say_v by_o their_o own_o writer_n to_o have_v murder_v in_o forty_o two_o year_n space_n no_o less_o than_o fifty_o million_o of_o they_o do_v king_n philip_n think_v so_o who_o put_v his_o own_o son_n and_o heir_n to_o death_n by_o the_o inquisition_n beside_o so_o many_o thousand_o more_o in_o spain_n and_o the_o low_a country_n by_o that_o and_o other_o way_n how_o full_a of_o such_o bloody_a instance_n be_v the_o world_n if_o it_o be_v a_o tyrant_n interest_n that_o keep_v he_o under_o some_o moderation_n to_o the_o people_n of_o his_o own_o dominion_n it_o may_v yet_o possible_o leave_v he_o a_o bloody_a destroyer_n of_o other_o nation_n in_o his_o