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. 8. pag. 146.

The Immortality of the Soul depends on the conservative influence of God. Natural and Moral Arguments to prove that God will continue it for ever. The Soul is incapable of perishing from any corruptible principles, or sepa∣rable parts. Its spiritual nature is evi∣dent by the acts of its principal facul∣ties. The Understanding conceives spi∣ritual objects; is not confin'd to singu∣lar and present things: Reflects upon it self: Corrects the errors of the sense: Does not suffer from the excellency of Page  [unnumbered] the object. Is vigorous in its operati∣ons when the Body is decayed, which proves it to be an immaterial faculty. An Answer to Objections against the Souls spiritual nature. That the first notices of things are conveyed through the senses, does not argue it to be a ma∣terial faculty. That it depends on the temper of the Body in its superior ope∣rations, is no prejudice to its spiritual nature.