Miles McPherson: US Churches finally addressing racism because Satan 'overplayed his hand' | 4/22/2019 | Staff
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Miles McPherson: US Churches finally addressing racism because Satan 'overplayed his hand'

ANAHEIM, California — Miles McPherson, former NFL star and pastor of Rock Church in San Diego, said he believes the U.S. church is making positive strides toward racial reconciliation because Satan “overplayed his hand” by planting seeds of division within the Body of Christ.

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“I don't think churches that are asking me to speak on the issue of race or that are addressing this topic would have done so three years ago,” McPherson told The Christian Post during a sit-down interview in Anaheim, California. “I believe that the devil overplayed his hand in our life; churches are getting behind this because the devil pushed us too far. I’ve been in numerous conversations with pastors who have said, ‘I want to listen. Please teach us, we want to learn.’”

White churches, in particular, McPherson said, have been working toward racial reconciliation in recent years.

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“And that’s encouraging because unless the white church does something, it’s not going to change because people of color don’t have enough power,” he said. “Historically, whites have stayed out of the conversation because they didn’t want to be called racist and it’s uncomfortable and scary. But now they’re learning it’s acceptable to talk about it. White churches and pastors are realizing, ‘We need to get in this conversation and do something about it,’ and that's a great thing.”

McPherson, a former San Diego Charger, is the author of a new book, The Third Option: Hope For a Racially Divided Nation. In it, he discusses racial divisions in society and argues that people must learn to see others not by the color of their skin, but as God sees them—humans created in the image of God.

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