Chapter 2. Of the Creation of Man
We confess and acknowledge this our God to have
created man (to wit, our first father Adam) to his own image and
similitude, to whom he gave wisdom, lordship, justice, free will,
and clear knowledge of himself; so that in the whole nature of man
there could be noted no imperfection:88
Gen. 1:26-28; Col. 3:10; Eph. 4:24.
from which honour and
perfection man and woman did both fall; the woman being deceived by
the serpent, and man obeying the voice of the woman: both
conspiring against the Sovereign Majesty of God, who in expressed
words had before threatened death, if they presumed to eat of the
Gen. 3:6; 2:17.