Texts: Malachi 1:1-3; Roman
In Part Two, I
introduced this title and defined partiality. God
is not partial; His sovereignty, as I had argued in the previous Journals, is
not partiality. In this Journal, I will begin with some Scriptural proof of God’s impartiality.
Scriptural Proof of God’s Impartiality
examine Scriptures that prove God’s impartiality. Paul’s letter to the Church
of Rome tells us that, “For God does not show favoritism” (literally,
Texts: Malachi 1:1-3; Roman 9:8-13
Part One, I discussed in the introduction that God is not partial. However, in God’s election, Esau was not
selected. The word “hate” was used in
Malachi’s prophecy (Mal 1: 1-3) at this time in direct reference to Esau’s
rejection of God's sovereignty and had persistently fought against Jacob in
revenge. God’s election for His redemptive purpose is not partiality.
does what He pleases. In addressing God’s election in Roman 9: 8-13, Paul compares the election of the Gentiles to
faith in Christ to that of the election of Jacob instead of Esau before they
were born (Gen 25:22-23).