There are no promises for the unconverted in the Bible. They deceive themselves, regardless of what promises they may appropriate to themselves. These will not be fulfilled, for they are "without Christ, being...strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope" (Eph. 2:12). Only believers are the "heirs of promise" (Heb. 6:17). All the benefits of the covenant of grace are for them and will most certainly be given them (II: 632-633).