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CHAPTER 4 - Of Creation
I. It pleased God
, and Holy Ghost
, for the manifestation of the glory of his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, in the beginning, to create or make of nothing the world, and all things therein, whether visible
, in the space of six days, and all very good.
II. After God had made all other creatures
, he created man, male and female, with reasonable and immortal souls, endued with knowledge
, and true holiness
after his own image, having the law of God written in their hearts, and power to fulfill it; and yet under a possibility
, being left to the liberty of their own will, which was subject unto change. Besides this law written in their hearts, they received a command not to eat of the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil; which while they kept were happy in their communion with God, and had dominion over the creatures.
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