I. It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost [a],
for the manifestation of the glory of His eternal power, wisdom, and goodness [b],
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 [c].
II. After God had made all other creatures, He created man, male and female [d],
with reasonable and immortal souls [e],
endued with knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness, after His own image [f];
having the law of God written in their hearts [g],
and power to fulfil it [h];
and yet under a possibility of transgressing, being left to the liberty of their own will, which was subject unto change [i].
Beside this law written in their hearts, they received a command, not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil [k];
which while they kept, they were happy in their communion with God, and had dominion over the creatures [l].