CHAPTER IV (PCUS)
CHAPTER IV (UPCUSA)
1. It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for the
manifestation of the glory of his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness,
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.
2. After God had made all other creatures, he created man, male and
female, with reasonable and immortal souls, endued with knowledge,
righteousness, and true holiness after his own image, having the law
of God written in their hearts, and power to fulfill it; and yet under
a possibility of transgressing, being left to the liberty of their own
will, which was subject unto change. Besides 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 were happy in their
communion with God, and had dominion over the creatures.