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Daily Courant (Newspaper) - December 31, 1730, London, Middlesex The Daily Courant ft Thurfday, December 31, 1730. An ESS AY $n our Idea o/GOD, Whether Innate or no ? INHERE are. fuch plain Indications of Infinite Wifdom and Power exhibited in all the Works of Nature, the Mecha-tiifm of the Worlds and the Formation of Animals, that it does not require the extenfive Genius of a Newton, or any great Criricifm in Geometry or Anatomy to deduce the Exiftence of a Deity. I cannot therefore fee the Neceffity of fuppofing this Principle or Truth to be impreis'd by Nature on the Mind. There are many Arguments brought to prove it to be Innate ; fome of which 1 (hall here examine: And the firft I fhail take Notice of, is thus ex-prefled by a Learned Prelate *. " It will be found neceffary (fays he) for '* the Soul co be created in a clear and diftin& " Knowledge of God,, becaufe of Man's " mediate Obligation unto him." But I orr^ ask, what Inftances of Obedience God expe&s from Man, previous to the ufe of his Reafon ? If it be faid (as I fuppofe it wiflj that he muft be firft capable of exercifing that Faculty, it may be retorted, that at the fame time, by the Aid thereof, he will fet filch apparent En* dences of the Being of Ga4, a$ pajft necef-farily convince him of the Truth of it. An
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