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Permissions of evil

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[1 of 1] Paphnutius (c.305 - c.400, Egypt): primary subject "Permission, of evil" (search under Outer Life/Doctrine, Rites, Scriptures)": detail "cited in "Palladius: the Lausiac History""
Everything that comes about is one of two things, that which God approves or that which he permits. Everything that happens which is in accordance with virtue and the glory of God happens by His will. On the other hand, things harmful and dangerous, accidents and falls, these occur with God’s consent.