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Question How did God create man?
Answer God created man, male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over the creatures. 1
[1] Genesis 1:26–28; Colossians 3:10; Ephesians 4:24

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Were there any men before Adam?

He was the first man,
1 Corinthians 15:45

Are all men then derived from Adam?

He hath made of one blood all nations of men,
Acts 17:26

And did Adam himself derive his being from God?

Who was the son of God,
Luke 3:38

Did God create man male and female?

Male and female created he them,
Genesis 5:2

Was there a difference in the manner of their creation?

For the man is not the woman, but the woman of the man,
1 Corinthians 11:8

And in the order of their creation?

For Adam was first formed, and then Eve,
1 Timothy 2:13

And in the end of their creation?

For the man was not created for the woman, but the woman for the man,
1 Corinthians 11:9

Was man made after the image of God?

God created man after his own image,
Genesis 1:27

Did that image consist in knowledge?

For we are renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created us,
Colossians 3:10

And in righteousness and holiness?

For the new man after God, is created in righteousness and true holiness,
Ephesians 4:24

And in authority and government?

For thou hast put all things under his feet,
Psalm 8:6

Was this state of man a very glorious one?

Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour,
Psalm 8:5

But was it an abiding one?

For man being in honour abideth not,
Psalm 49:12

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Question How did God create angels?
Answer God created all the angels 1 spirits, 2 immortal, 3 holy, 4 excelling in knowledge, 5 mighty in power, 6 to execute his commandments, and to praise his name, 7 yet subject to change. 8
[1] Colossians 1:16
[2] Psalm 104:4
[3] Matthew 22:30
[4] Matthew 25:31
[5] 2 Samuel 14:17; Matthew 24:36
[6] 2 Thessalonians 1:7
[7] Psalm 103:20–21
[8] 2 Peter 2:4

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Question How did God create man?
Answer After God had made all other creatures, he created man male and female; 1 formed the body of the man of the dust of the ground, 2 and the woman of the rib of the man, 3 endued them with living, reasonable, and immortal souls; 4 made them after his own image, 5 in knowledge, 6 righteousness,and holiness; 7 having the law of God written in their hearts, 8 and power to fulfil it, 9 and dominion over the creatures; 10 yet subject to fall. 11
[1] Genesis 1:27
[2] Genesis 2:7
[3] Genesis 2:22
[4] Genesis 2:7; Job 35:11; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Matthew 10:28; Luke 23:43
[5] Genesis 1:27
[6] Colossians 3:10
[7] Ephesians 4:24
[8] Romans 2:14–15
[9] Ecclesiastes 7:29
[10] Genesis 1:28
[11] Genesis 3:6; Ecclesiastes 7:29