Does God Play Favorites?
by RI Editors
For years I’ve heard that the Israelites are God’s “peculiar people,” read in the scriptures of his willingness to wipe out one nation to plant his “chosen people” in a particular place, and at the same time read that he is “no respecter of persons.” On top of that we have the priesthood specifically denied to blacks in our own dispensation. I don’t struggle in my faith that the gospel is true and I believe in the truths of the restoration, but I don’t get the character of God. It seems that he does play favorites.
Why did the Lord choose to do it this way, with a favored family for almost the entire history of humanity?
What do the blessings of Abrahamic Covenant mean for me specifically?