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Chap. IV.

Of Creation.

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].

II. After God had made all other Creatures, he created Man, male and female[4], with reaſonable and immortal ſouls, indued with knowledge, righteouſneſs, and true holineſs, after his own Image[5], having the Law of God written in their hearts[6], and power to fulfill it[7]: and yet under a poſſibility of tranſgreſſing, being left to the Liberty of their own will, which was ſubject unto change[8]. Beſide this law written in their hearts, they received a command, not to eat of the tree of the Knowledge of good and evil, which whiles they kept, they were happy in their Communion with God[9], and had Dominion over the creatures[10].