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