VII. Ques. What are the decrees of God?
Ans. The decrees of God are his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his own will, whereby, for his own glory, he hath fore-ordained whatsoever comes to pass.
VIII. Ques. How doth God execute his decrees?
Ans. God executeth his decrees in the works of creation and providence.
IX. Ques. What is the work of creation?
Ans. The work of creation is God's making all things of nothing, by the word of his power, in the space of six days, and all very good.