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. 1. pag. 1.

ATheism is fearfull of publick discovery. Three heads of Arguments to prove the Being of a God. 1. The visible frame of the World, and the numerous Natures in it, exactly modelled for the good of the whole, prove it to be the work of a most wise Agent. The World considered in its several parts. The Sun in its scitua∣tion, Page  [unnumbered] motion, and effects, declare the Providence of the Creator. The diur∣nal motion of the Sun from East to West is very beneficial to Nature. The Annual course brings admirable advan∣tage to it. The gradual passing of the sensible World, from the excess of Heat to the extremity of Cold, an effect of Providence. The constant Revolutions of the Day and Night, and of the Seasons of the Year, discovers that a wise Cause order them.