1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith
1. In the beginning it pleased God
the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for the manifestation of the glory of
his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, to create or make the world,
and all things therein, whether visible or invisible, in the space of
six days, and all very good.
( John 1:2, 3; Hebrews 1:2; Job 26:13; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:16; Genesis 1:31 )
2. After God had made all other
creatures, he created man, male and female, with reasonable and immortal
souls, rendering them fit unto that life to God for which they were
created; being made after the image of God, in knowledge, righteousness,
and true holiness; having the law of God written in their hearts, and
power to fulfil it, and yet under a possibility of transgressing, being
left to the liberty of their own will, which was subject to change.
( Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:7; Ecclesiastes 7:29; Genesis 1:26; Romans 2:14, 15; Genesis 3:6 )
3. Besides the law written in their
hearts, they received a command not to eat of the tree of knowledge of
good and evil, which whilst they kept, they were happy in their
communion with God, and had dominion over the creatures.
( Genesis 2:17; Genesis 1:26, 28 )
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