supralapsarianism

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

supralapsarian entry 1 + -ism

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“Supralapsarianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supralapsarianism. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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