Westminster Shorter Catechism Q&A 10

Q. 10. How did God create man?

A. God created man male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness and holiness, with dominion over the creatures.

Man was made in the image of God in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness. These were communicable attributes given by God to man when man was created.

Man was also created with dominion over the creatures, over every living thing that creeps on the earth.

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Gen. 1:27 

God uses the pronouns “him” and “them” to refer to man and woman.  They were originally one, but God made two of one by creation. Eve was created from Adam’s rib. They were made 

one out of two by marriage.

God only spoke the word and the other parts of creation were created. But man was God’s high masterpiece of the lower creation.

When God made man, He called a council of the Trinity for that end.

“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.”

The triune God was involved in creation, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

When God recreates man in regeneration, He restores the image of God in man to its original state. Man is recreated in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness.

Read Ephesians 4:20-24