Wednesday, June 8, 2016


St. Thomas Aquinas
It is erroneous to say that human acts and events escape God's fore-knowledge and ordination. It is no less erroneous to say that God's fore-knowledge and ordination imposes necessity on human acts; otherwise free will would be removed, as well as the value of taking counsel, the usefulness of laws, the care to do what is right and the justice of rewards and punishments.

--St. Thomas Aquinas, De Rationibus Fidei ad cantorem Antiochenum, 10