|Title:||The atheist silenced, or, The existence of a deity and his creation and government of the world demonstrated from reason, and the light of nature only, in a plain and mathematical method by axioms and theorems : with an appendix touching the most proper method of preaching the Gospel among the heathens / by J.M. ...|
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The atheist silenced, or, The existence of a deity and his creation and government of the world demonstrated from reason, and the light of nature only, in a plain and mathematical method by axioms and theorems : with an appendix touching the most proper method of preaching the Gospel among the heathens / by J.M. ...
London: Printed by T.R. & N.T. for Daniel Brown ..., 1672.
Reproduction of original in Union Theological Seminary Library, New York.
God -- Proof -- Early works to 1800.
Atheism -- Early works to 1800.
TO THE READER.
THE PREFACE OR INTRODUCTION.
1. An Infinite Being, is all that which is, or can be.
THEOREM. II Infinite being is a pure Act.
THEOREM. III. Infinite Being is an Infinite Act, or every Act that is, or can be.
THEOREM. IV. Infinite Being is unchangable.
THEOREM. V. A finite being cannot be the ade∣quate subject of an Infinite.
THEOREM. VI. There cannot be two Infinite Beings.
THEOREM. VII. Infinite being is not dividable.
THEOREM. VIII. In an Infinite Being there is no∣thing before or after.
THEOREM. IX. Infinite Being is most simple and uncompounded.
THEOREM. X. Whatever is, or can be conceived in an Infinite Being is Infinite.
THEOREM. XI Nothing any way Compounded can be Infinite.
THEOREM. XII Infinite Being is neither a part, nor a whole.
THEOREM. XIII. The difference between a Finite Being and an Infinite, is In∣finite.
THEOREM. XIV. Infinite Being differs in (or of) its self, from finite.
THEOREM. XV. Esse (or the principal of Being) is of it self.
THEOREM. XVI. That only Esse is of its self.
THEOREM. XVII. That Esse it self is Infinite.
THEOREM. XVIII. Nothing can of it self pass from no∣thing to an astual Existence.
THEOREM. XIX. No Finite thing is of its self, neither as to Essence, nor as to Existence.
THEOREM. XX. In the production of things there can be no Circulation.
THEOREM. XXI. Every Finite being hath its being from Infinite being.
THEOREM. XXII. The World is Finite.
THEOREM. XXIII. There is really an Infinite Being.
THEOREM. XXIV. Infinite Being is of it self.
THEOREM. XXV. Infinite Being is Independent.
THEOREM. XXVI. Whatever is Independent, is In∣finite.
THEOREM. XXVII. Infinite Being is Eternal.
THEOREM. XXVIII. No real matter flows from Infinite Being out of its self, whereby it may produce a Finite Being.
THEOREM. XXIX. Infinite Being produces a Finite Being by the simple Act of its will.
THEOREM. XXX. A Finite Being once produced by an Infinite, is continually produced or conserved by the same Infinite Being.
THEOREM. XXXI. Infinite Being concurrs efficiently and immediately to all the real effects of a Finite Being.
THEOREM. XXXII. Every Finite Being, immediately depends in its Being on Infinite Being.
THEOREM. XXXIII No Finite Being is or can be from Eternity.
THEOREM. XXXIV. This World had not its Being by any Physical, or Natural Ge∣neration, nor concourse of Attoms.
THEOREM. XXXV. This World was Created in time by Infinite Being.
THEOREM. XXXVI. This World, and the several Be∣ings therein, are governed by the providence of Infinite Be∣ing.
THEOREM. XXXVII. There is some certain ultimate (or last) end of all Finite Be∣ings.
THEOREM. XXXVIII. Infinite Being is the ultimate, or last end of all Finite Beings.
THEOREM. XXXIX. God in Acting is not bound to the Laws of Nature, but by his Power, Infinitely excells Na∣tures Power.
THEOREM. XL. God can do whatever doth not im∣ply a Contradiction.
AN APPENDIX Concerning the most Proper Method of Preaching to Pagans and Infidels.