Permissive decree

In Christian theology, those decrees (ordained events) of God that are different from His direct decrees. An example of a permissive decree would be the fall of Adam into sin. God does not desire sin, yet He permitted its occurrence. He decreed that it would occur by permission--not by direct action of His will. A direct decree of God would be the incarnation of the Son.


See also Decretive Will, Preceptive Will, and Permissive Will

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.