supralapsarianism

noun
su·​pra·​lap·​sar·​i·​an·​ism
plural -s

Definition of supralapsarianism

: the doctrine that God decreed both election and reprobation prior to creation and then allowed the fall of man as a means of carrying out his divine purposes — compare infralapsarianism

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“Supralapsarianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supralapsarianism. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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