infralapsarian


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infralapsarian

(ˌɪnfrəlæpˈsɛərɪən)
n
(Theology) Christian theol chiefly Calvinist a person who believes that foreknowledge of the Fall preceded God's decree of who was predestined to salvation and who was not. Compare supralapsarian
[C18: from infra- + lapsarian (see supralapsarian)]
ˌinfralapˈsarianism n
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Infralapsarians are sometimes called Sublapsarians without material effect upon the importance and lucidity of their views about Adam.
God's universal and effective will of salvation, which includes also the "infralapsarian" situation (of the original sin), as well as the possibility of the redeeming faith in the Revelation, actually are the real premises of acknowledging the positive function (even though partial) of the non-Christians religions for the people who are not Christians (43) yet.
transfer, transport, upset S(adj/norvb): concrete, inbred, indivisible, infralapsarian
can affirm that it is consistent with the eternal divine decree that incarnation has always been first in the divine intention (supralapsarian), and that redemption is dependent on the Fall (infralapsarian).
My purpose here is not to provoke speculation into supra- or infralapsarian cosmology, nor to engage myself in the currently raging (so to speak) debate over the nature and population of hell, but simply to suggest that Jesus is subtly affirming that it is the kingdom of the blessed, not the eternal fire, which lies at the heart of God's "proper work" (to quote Luther) and God's will for all from eternity.
Preston, often taken as a follower of Perkins, is shown by Moore to have developed a "low" infralapsarian Calvinism featuring a universal gospel call and promise grounded in an English version of hypothetical universalism that made possible a sincere offer of salvation to the reprobate.
At first glance it does look like a confession of an infralapsarian view, which asserts the decree of predestination following both the Creation and the Fall of Man, as Sellin asserts.
Yet this statement makes him no infralapsarian, in the sense Sellin uses the word, nor denying the position of predestination being that "before the foundation of the world." Rather than that, we are simply witnessing an attempt of two theologians to rebuff the extreme Calvinist view of predestination.
Sweeney deftly explains how Taylor avoided such conclusions by employing Bellamy's infralapsarian theodicy (96-97).
Originally presented as the 2000 Stob Lectures at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary, the book moves quickly through the topics, the importance of common grace as a resource for theologians today, how God relates to the unelect, the impact of the debate between infralapsarian and supralapsarian positions, and finally the common good and how theories of common grace might profitably be updated.
Contra Calvin, Bullinger gave an infralapsarian cast to the doctrine (that is, he dissociated the Fall from the divine decree), but he stressed its soteriological and Christological assumptions: God's gracious purpose of election in Christ was the basis for the salvation of sinners who were themselves incapable of any saving good.