Having considered the creation of things and their distinction, we now consider in the third place the government thereof, and (1) the government of things in general; (2) in particular, the effects of this government.
Under the first head there are eight points of inquiry:
A Whether the world is governed by someone?
A What is the end of this government?
A Whether the world is governed by one?
A Of the effects of this government?
A Whether all things are subject to Divine government?
A Whether all things are immediately governed by God?
A Whether the Divine government is frustrated in anything?
A Whether anything is contrary to the Divine Providence?