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1:2 in hope of eternal life. The blessings secured by Christ (1 Tim. 1:1, 16 note; 2 Tim. 1:1).
who never lies. An affirmation of the complete trustworthiness of God (Num. 23:19).
promised before the ages began. Affirmation of the eternal nature of the divine decree of redemption through Christ (2 Tim. 1:9).