Considerations of the existence of God and of the immortality of the soul, with the recompences of the future state for the cure of infidelity, the hectick evil of the times
Bates, William, 1625-1699.

Chap. 11. Page 198.

The Justice of God an infallible Argument of future recompences. The natural notion of God includes Justice in Perfection. In this World sometimes Vertue and Vice are equally miserable. Sometimes Vice is prosperous. Some∣times good Men are in the worst condi∣tion. The dreadful consequences of de∣nying a future state. Gods absolute Do∣minion over the Reasonable Creature, is regulated by his Wisdom, and limited by his Will. The essential beauty of Holiness, with the pleasure that natural∣ly results from good actions, and the na∣tive turpitude of Sin, with the distur∣bance of the mind reflecting on it, are not the compleat recompences that at∣tend the Good and the Wicked.