On the Motive of the Incarnation
Doubt I. Whether God would assume flesh by virtue of the present decree if Adam had not sinned?
§ 1. The certain is separated from the uncertain, and the state of thequestion is opened up
§ 2. The opinion of St. Thomas is preferred and bolstered by a singular foundation
§ 3. The replies of the Scotists are impugned
§ 4. The escapes sought by Suárez and others are cut off
§ 5. The challenge of a serious objection is met and the link between the Incarnation and the remediation of sin is explained
§ 6. Replies against the preceding doctrine and extrication from them
§ 7. The contrary opinion is related and some of its lines of reasoning overturned
§ 8. The challenge of two other arguments for the same opinion is met
Doubt II. Whether, if Adam had not sinned, Christ would come by virtue of another decree that God would have?
§ 1. The true opinion is clarified by some assertions
§ 2. The foundations of the adverse opinions are demolished
§ 1. The certain is separated from the uncertain
§ 2. The affirmative opinion is preferred
§ 3. The rationales for the contrary opinion are addressed
Doubt IV. Whether, by virtue of the present decree, Christ would come if actual sins existed, even if original sin did not exist?
§ 1. The negative opinion is preferred and contrary lines of reasoning are torn apart