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IN the beginning God made all things very good; created man after His own Image, filled with all meet perfection of nature, and free from all sin; but long he abode not in this honor; Satan using the subtlety of the serpent to seduce first Eve, then by her seducing Adam; who without any compulsion, in eating the forbidden fruit, transgressed the command of God, and fell, whereby death came upon all his posterity; who now are conceived in sin, and by nature the children of wrath, the servants of sin, the subjects of death, and other miseries in this world, and for ever, unless the Lord Jesus Christ set them free.

Gen.1:1; Col.1:16; Isa.45:12; 1 Cor.15:45,46; Eccles. 7:29; Gen.3:1,4,5; 2 Cor. 11:3; 1 Tim.2:14; Gal.3:22; Rom. 5:12,18,19, 6:22; Eph.2:3.