一.圣父、圣子、圣灵三一上帝为彰显祂永能、智慧和慈爱的荣耀,就按祂自己的美意,在起初,于六日之内,从无中创造了世界及其中有形无形的万物,并且都是很好的(创1;来11:3;西1:16;徒17:24)。

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.

二.上帝在造了其它一切受造物之后,就造男造女(创1:27),有理性和不灭的灵魂(创2:7;传12:7;路23:43;太10:28),按祂自己的形像赋予知识、公义和真圣洁,(创1:26;西3:10;弗4:24),并把上帝的律法写在他们心里(罗2:14-15),使他们有能力遵行上帝的律法(传7:29);但是,上帝让他们有自由按自己的意志行事,而这意志又是可变的,因此便有干犯律法的可能性(创3:6;传7:29)。除这写在他们心里的律法以外,他们还领受了不可吃分别善恶树上的果子的禁令;他们遵守这命令时,就与上帝相交,以此为乐(创2:17;3:8-11,23),又对万物拥有治理的权柄( 创1:26,28)。

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.