Texts: Malachi 1: 1-3; Roman 9: 8-13
One of the major debates about God is whether He is partial. In my introduction of the topic (“Is there any partiality in God? What does He mean by “Jacob I loved and Esau I hated,”), the first issue I want to address is,there is no partiality with God. What is cleared in the texts is God’s election and sovereignty. The term election use here is not in the Calvinistic position because God calls both Edom and Judah to repentance. Calvinism believes that God predestined some to salvation and others to eternal separation from God.