In Matthew 26 we have the betrayal of Jesus by Judas... God the Father allowed his Son to be delivered up to be crucified... His hour had come!... But according to scripture were not both Gods Decretive and Permissive Will in action?... Notice verse 55... I could pray to my Father and at that very moment and he could give me twelve legions of Angels... But verse 56 says the Gods Decretive Will was in action... But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, but that thus it must be?... So to my understanding and I am seeking truth and I welcome correction... Did not Gods Decretive Will supersede his Permissive Will?... Your comments are always appreciated... Brother Glen Matthew 26:46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me. 26:47 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. 26:48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. 26:49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. 26:50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him. 26:51 And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear. 26:52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. 26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? 26:54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?