The Free Will Defence (St. Augustine of Hippo).

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What is the source of everything?
God.
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What is the world according to Divine Will?
Creatio ex nihilo (created out of nothing).
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Everything in the world was created what?
Good or perfect.
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There is no totally what in the world?
Evil.
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God only created what?
Good things.
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What did Mani state about matter?
"All matter is essentially evil".
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What did Plato state about evil?
"The further one descends from goodness the more-evil it becomes".
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What will not resist Divine Will?
No independent substance.
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What is the world?
A contingent (not eternally set as it is).
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What can become corrupted?
Things in the world.
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What did the world inherit?
God's eternal characteristics.
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What is evil?
Privation boni (privation of good).
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When does evil occur?
When a being renounces its proper role in the order and structure of creation.
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What must evil things must have in them?
Some good, even Satan.
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To exist is to partake in what?
Goodness (being).
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Where there is a lack of goodness there is a lack of what?
Being.
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What things only exist?
Good things, evil things do not.
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What is the problem with evil things only existing?
Did Adolf Hitler not exist?
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What is the problem of evil?
Where did it (or the ability for something to become corrupted) begin?
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How did evil enter the world?
As a result of the wrong choices of free beings.
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How did corruption occur?
As a result of free will.
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Why did Adam and Eve eat fruit from the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden in Genesis?
Not because Satan tempted him but because he already had a corrupted heart.
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Who partakes in the highest degrees of goodness?
Angels in Heaven.
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What two types of Angels existed?
Ones seeking to follow the ways of God and ones seeking to follow their own desires.
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How did evil occur?
As the result of the freedom of both humanity and the angels, to make their own decisions.
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