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andDecrees of god, &c. madam intrinfècum. 5. Idea in mente Divina ef$ ip;ramet creatura tog= sita. And Scotus his definition is Idea eft ratio eterna & inconrmuta- bilis in mente Divina, fecundum quam altquid eft formabile extra tan- quam fecundum propriam rationem ejas. I 20. By this you fee how widely they aredifagreed what an Idea is in Cod : And yet they conclude ( asRada ib. p. 480.) neminem sift his in- telleais fapien.erz,efe : Nam quamvis Deus Opt. Max. ex cognitione flea effentia fit Infinite fapiens, ac proinde ex cognitione¡dearum non ef- faciatter fapientior intenfve, attamen ft Ideas, quarum ratio incommu- tabilis er, ignoraret, non effèt Omnifcius. Et Art. 3 p. 470. he faith, [Deus effe nequit fine ¡deis. ] We all grant that without the Knowledge of all things Intelligible, Cod_cannot be, nor be Omnifcient. But the name of Idea's is fetcht from mans mode of Intelle5hon, which is ever conjunct with fomewhat of Imagination or fence; which alfo feemeth in- cluded in our notion of Ideas, which therefore are dually called Images or Species. And as we are moll certain that Intellection in God both in the form and mode doth fo Infinitely tranfcend and differ from humane Inteliedlion, as that it is not the fame thing ; fo we are very unfit in this woful darknefs to talk fo peremptorily of things unknown, and to conclude that God hath not a more perfeét knowledge of things, than by Idea's; or any thing fitly fo called. The world therefore fhould not be troubled withfuch prefumptions. In. i... The next doubt among them is ofFatare Contingents, whether and how they are known of God. That they are known of him is pall doubt : Buthow is thegreat difficulty. Aquinas his mind is thus expreffedby Rada, Conci. I.. Futura contingentia prout funt in fuis caucis indetermina- ,is, forum conjeîtarali cognitions cognofci poff ont. 2. Futura contingentia in feipfes pafftant certa ¿r infallibili cognition' cognofci. 3. Deus non cog= nofïit practfé futurum contingens, prout eft in fuis naafis indeterminatis. 4. Deus cognofcitfutura contingentia ut prefentia in pa reali & attuali exoentia, qua cis convenit extra fosascaufas. 5. Deus certa infalli- boli cognitione prafcit futura contingentia. /22. The mind of Scotus he thus expreffeth, after mány notes and diftindlions. r. Deus cagnafelt omniafutura contingentia quoted omnes conditionesexifientia corona, fit, quodquacunque etain tempore contingenter infant, perfette ab sterno attingit. 2. Deus noncagnofcit certá & de- terminate futura contingentia per hoc quad funs febi in uternitate prs- featis.. (Should I here reciteyou the reafons by whichhe and other Eco- tifts and Dr. 'rule do propugn this affertion, and thofe by which Ca- jetan and many Thomifls do oppugn it, I lhould tire you. It !hall fuffice to fay that both fides talk in the darkof that which is utterly above mans reach ). 3. Certitudo Divina efentis refpeclu omnium quantum ad ona- nes conditioner exiertis, non habetur per ideas. ( This allo is on both fides tedioufly difputed in the dark ). 4..ßinofeecaàfas naturales fu- turorum, etiam cortam qua necefarias caufas habent; ut Solis, Laney; de- feciioncs, non proinde infallibilem mum notitiamafequeretur, sift deter= minationem divina voluntatis circa hujufmadi eventoscognofceret. (That's true,. becaufe they are all but dependent fecond Caufes). 5. Deus cog- nafcitfiatura contingentia certo f infallibiliter ; quia Divind effentia ut ratio cognofcendi repreefentat divino intelleitui rem determinate futura,» ex determinations divins voluntatis. And this is Scotus his way, which Dr. Tariffe propugneth. 123. Here scow fuppofeth things to lye in this order in theDivine Inteiledt, [t.TheDivineEffence moveth the Divine intellec` to know it Da felf, Vid. Durand. in t. d. 34 q. z, 3. De Idea vid. etc: amRonan. I. d. 36. 4. i. Richad.m. t. d. 33. q. q. dquil. t. d. 36. q.'. ( who feemeth du- bious ofhis Matters do- Brine.) P4f. 240. er q. 2. Vide diverfitatem opi- nions de qu.gloruia fada Ides. liad. ibid. art. 3+17.494? ii. ib. ad.päg á047 scot..vuodlib. q.14. Zs'? ter. S.4á T_