Chapter 4. Of Creation

Read Chapter 4(Of Creation) of the Westminster Confession of Faith

1. It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,1for the manifestation of the glory of His eternal power, wisdom, and goodness,2in 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

2. After God had made all other creatures, He created man, male and female,4with reasonable and immortal souls,5endued with knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness, after His own image;6having the law of God written in their hearts,7and power to fulfil it:8and yet under a possibility of transgressing, being left to the liberty of their own will, which was subject unto change.9Beside 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, they were happy in their communion with God,10and had dominion over the creatures.11