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Past Promises

Promises that God has made in the past include the following:

Often, God's promises are conditional. God’s promises often present people with choices: obedience or disobedience, belief or unbelief. Humans can count on God’s past words because they are promises, God cannot lie, and he is all-powerful (he can bring his promises to fruition). Prophecy often looks back at past predictive prophecy and shows how God has fulfilled his promises in the past in order to remind God’s people that their hope in God’s future fulfillment of promises will surely come about (2 Peter 3:1-9 Read the context of 2 Peter 3:1-9).