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.
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Chap. 4. pag. 51.

The vanity of Epicurus's Opinion of the Worlds original, discovered, from the visible order in all the parts of it. Chance produces no regular effects. The constant natural course of things in the World, proves that 'tis not fra∣med nor conducted by uncertain Chance. The World was not caused by the ne∣cessity of Nature. In the search of Causes the mind cannot rest till it comes to the first. Second Causes are sustain'd and directed in all their workings by the first. The Creator, though invi∣sible in his Essence, is visible in his ef∣fects.