Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
FP: Treatise On The Conservation And Government Of Creatures
Q[104] The Special Effects Of The Divine Government
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We next consider the effects of the Divine government in particular; concerning which four points of inquiry arise:

A[1] Whether creatures need to be kept in existence by God?

A[2] Whether they are immediately preserved by God?

A[3] Whether God can reduce anything to nothingness?

A[4] Whether anything is reduced to nothingness?