Davenant - Houston-Packer Collection BT810 .D38 1641

withmans de(truUion. is difcretion inDivines fo to temper their dif putations that they give no occafion unto any of fleighting or extenuating the infinite mifery of hell-torments, which no under- ftanding of man conceiveth unto their full height. Thofe who defend the Elate of man in Hell - torments to have more good-in it,then the eftate of Not-being or Annihilation, ground themfelves upon this main reafon, That Ens &Bonumconvertutor, and who- foever reteineth a being is not onely capable of good, but isactually indowed with force good; whereas that which is refolved into nothing, is neither indowed with any good, nor capable of the leaft good. And-it is in- deed abufiva comparatio to fay,that Judas ne- ver created, or after his creation annihilated, is in a better cafe then Judas eternally tor- mented; becaufe Judas nevercreated, or Ju- das annihilated, cannot be compared with Judas exfifling, either in happineffe or un- happineffe. The former Judas is onely a feigned imagination in the brain, and bath no realitie anfwering the name of the per- fon: the latter Judas is a, reall fubfiffent per- fon capable of reali happineffe or mifery. Men font comparabiles res qua nonPunt ejuf demgeneris. Omne comparabile eft univocum. Judas being is a true man, but Judas annihila- ted whom they put in the other fcale of G 4 corn- 103