A defense of the Scotus/Henry position, from Scotus’s distinction 47, is the popular notion that God permits the created will to sin, even if He does not determine it. In this way God’s knowledge that Judas will sin in instant A stems from His willing Himself to allow it. For Auriol, however, even if God permits a sin, this does not mean the sin will happen. Auriol also criticizes Henry and Scotus’s notion of the relationship between God and time. Although Auriol disagrees with Aquinas’s eternal presence mechanism for divine foreknowledge, Auriol nevertheless is more sympathetic to Aquinas’s and Boethius’s image of God’s eternity where nothing is future or past to God. In the case of God, indistant means He abstracts from the extremes, i.e. prior and posterior, and from the middle, simultaneity, and it is not necessary to posit positive coexistence.