Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 8
Q & A 12
Q What special act of providence did God exercise towards man in the estate wherein he was created?
A When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him, upon condition of perfect obedience; forbidding him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon the pain of death.*1
*1 Genesis 2:16-17; James 2:10.