9. That more people do not comprehend this, however, is because they love the natural world and are therefore unwilling to raise the thoughts of their intellect above it into spiritual light. And if they are unwilling to do this, they cannot help but think in terms of space, even concerning God, and to think of God in terms of space is to think of an expanse of nature. This much must be stated in advance, because without the knowledge and some perception that the Divine does not exist in space, it is impossible to understand anything of the Divine life, which is love and wisdom, the subject of this work. Consequently, neither would it be possible to understand more than a little if anything of Divine providence, omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence, infinity and eternity, subjects we are going to take up in succession later.