It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 34Heb. 1:2, John 1:2–3, Gen. 1:2, Job 26:13, Job 33:4 for the manifestation of the glory of His eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, 35Rom. 1:20, Jer. 10:12, Ps. 104:24, Ps. 33:5–6 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. 36Gen. 1, Heb. 11:3, Col. 1:16, Acts 17:24
2. After God had made all other creatures, He created man, male and female, 37Gen. 1:27 with reasonable and immortal souls, 38Gen. 2:7, Ecc. 12:7, Luke 23:43, Matt. 10:28 endued with knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness, after His own image, 39Gen. 1:26, Col. 3:10, Eph. 4:24 having the law of God written in their hearts, 40Rom. 2:14–15 and power to fulfill it: 41Eccl. 7:29 and yet under a possibility of transgressing, being left to the liberty of their own will, which was subject unto change. 42Gen. 3:6, Eccl. 7:29 Beside this law written in their hearts, they received a command, not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, 43Gen. 2:17, Gen. 3:8–11, 23 which while they kept, they were happy in their communion with God,and had dominion over the creatures. 44Gen. 1:26, 28