We Do What We Can, He Does What He Wills, and He Never Fails

In all our intentions, if the defect be not in the error of our understandings, which may be rectified by better information, when we cannot do that which we would, we will do that which we can: the alteration of our purpose is for want of power to fulfil it ; which impotency cannot be ascribed to Almighty God, who […]

God Is Either Ignorant, Accidental, Or Omnipotent

If God’s determination concerning any thing should have a temporal original, it must needs be either because he then perceived some goodness in it of which before he was ignorant, or else because some accident did affix a real goodness to some state of things which it had not from him; neither of which, without abominable blasphemy, can be affirmed, seeing […]