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CHAP. IV.

Of Creation.

1. In the beginning it pleased God the Father, 7373 John 1.2,3. Heb. 1.2. Job 26.13Son, and Holy Spirit, for the manifestation of the glory of 7474Rom. 1.20.his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, to Create or make the world, and all things therein, 7575Col. 1.16. Gen 2.1,2. whether visible or invisible, in the space of six days, and all very good.

2. After God had made all other Creatures, he Created 7676 Gen. 1.27.man, male and female, with 7777 Gen. 2.7. reasonable and immortal souls, rendring them fit unto that life to God; for which they were Created; being 7878Eccles. 7.29. Gen. 1.26.made after the image of God, in knowledge, righteousness, and true holyness; having the Law of God 7979Rom. 2.14,15.written in their hearts, and power to fulfill it; and yet under a possibility of transgressing, being left to the liberty of their own will, which was 8080 Gen. 3.6.subject to change.

3. Besides the Law written in their hearts, they received 8181 Gen. 6.17. & ch. 3.8,9,10.a command not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil; which whilst they kept, they were happy in their Communion with God, and had dominion 8282 Gen. 1.26,28.over the Creatures.


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