I was reading Talbott’s article, “The Love of God and the Heresy of Exclusivism”, and I ran across this quote:
"If God so much as loved Esau less than he did Jacob, that would itself suffice to diminish his holy character and to contradict the Pauline claim that God shows no partiality to anyone."
It has raised a few questions. First, can God hate someone? Talbott says that a God who is love cannot hate anyone (from the article). What do you think? Also, based on the quote above, can God love someone more than another? Jesus had his favorite disciples. Does God really have to love everyone exactly equally? What do you think?