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- n. A doctrine held by certain Calvinists that God predestined the fall of man.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine, belief, or principles of the Supralapsarians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The theological doctrine that God selected from men to be created certain ones to be redeemed and receive eternal life, and certain others to be appointed to eternal death, and that thus, in the order of thought, election and reprobation preceded creation: so called because it supposes that men before the fall are the objects of election to eternal life and foreordination to eternal death.
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This position is known theologically as "supralapsarianism".
These include Trinity, eschatology, supralapsarianism (a view that salvation was predetermined by God and can not be changed), etc.
And it is at this point Dominionists introduced a perversion to Calvinism -- the same one James Hogg utilizes in his The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner -- its technical name is "supralapsarianism."
And there are still others -- whether it is infralapsarianism or supralapsarianism or neither that is the truth, whether Christ died for everyone or only for the elect, just what and when the millennium will be -- on which scriptural teaching is less plain yet.
We believe, however, that supralapsarianism over-emphasizes this idea.
Whitgift strove to force on the Church the Calvinistic supralapsarianism of his Lambeth
The doctrine that “God foreordained the fall of humanity so that his glory might be revealed” is a teaching of supralapsarianism, which was developed by Theodore Beza, Calvin’s successor at Geneva.