Comes from the Latin phrase supra lapsum that means “prior to the Fall.” It refers to one of two approaches in Calvinist theology regarding the timing of the decreesThe concept that God orders specific things to occur. This concept is influential in Calvinist theology which maintains that everything that happens i... more of God regarding the double predestinationis a view of predestination that God not only predestines some individuals to go to heaven but that he also predestines others to go to hell. This con... more. This view holds that God decreed the ultimate outcome of each individual prior to his decree to create the world and permit the Fall. See infralapsarianismThis is a term for in an internal Calvinst debate regarding the order of God’s decrees which holds that God decreed after the fall of Adam that some... more for a contrasting view.