January 19 – prelapsarian

prelapsarian
how long the moment between
postlapsarian

It was the words that caught my attention.

Prelapsarian.

Postlapsarian.

Odd that as I self professed Calvinist, I don’t remember coming across these words before.

They refer to the time before the Fall, or lapse of Adam and the time after.

As the old rhyme went, “In Adam’s Fall, we sinned all.”

Prelapsarian or period of innocence before the Fall of man was innocent, unspoiled.

Whether or not people agree with the theology, this current era is neither innocent nor unspoiled.

The story of the Garden of Eden as told in the Book of Genesis has several parts.

I got to thinking at which part does the ‘lapse’ take place.

When was the ‘point of no return’ or ‘no going back?’

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