The Baptist Confession of Faith

CHAPTER 16
OF GOOD WORKS

Paragraph 3. Their ability to do good works is not at all of themselves, but wholly from the Spirit of Christ; and that they may be enabled thereunto, besides the graces they have already received, there is necessary an actual influence of the same Holy Spirit, to work in them to will and to do of His good pleasure; yet they are not hereupon to grow negligent, as if they were not bound to perform any duty, unless upon a special motion of the Spirit, but they ought to be diligent in stirring up the grace of God that is in them.

The Baptist Catechism

Q.15: 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 the condition of perfect obedience: forbidding him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon pain of death.

“But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”¬† ¬† ¬†Genesis 2:17