Of Creation.

  1. IT pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, [1] for the manifestation of the glory of his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, [2] in the beginning, to create, or make of nothing, the world, and all things therein, whether visible or invisible, in the space of six days, and all very good. [3]

  2. After God had made all other creatures, he created man, male and female, [4] with reasonable and immortal souls, [5] endued with knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness, after his own image, [6] having the law of God written in their hearts, [7] and power to fulfil it; [8] and yet under a possibility of transgressing, being left to the liberty of their own will, which was subject unto change. [9] Beside this law written in their hearts, they received a command not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; [10] which while they kept, they were happy in their communion with God, and had dominion over the creatures. [11]