Pastor Miles McPherson of California’s Rock Church on Saturday spoke at the National Weekend of Action for Faith & Prejudice, a movement to demonstrate faith in God through confronting and dismantling racism, where he talked about the “third option,” based on his book.
During the Facebook Live event, McPherson referred to his book, The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation, and said he’s often asked what the other two options are.
They are, he said, the us-versus-them approach, and the for-or-against culture. “Culture forces you to pick one against the other.”
The third option is, “We give honor or value to what we have in common,” he stressed, noting that people have more similarities than differences.
One of the common things, he said, is that we are all made in the image of God.
“The image of God in me is not superior to the image of God in you. And the image of God in you is not superior to the image of God in me, or inferior,” he told viewers.
Racism, he explained, is “when I believe the image of God in you is less than the image of God in me.”
So the third option is, he added, “I see you as being made in the image of God equally as I am, and that God loves you equally as He does me.”
McPherson quoted Genesis 4:9, which is about the first murder in the Bible. It “happened because someone was not being his brother’s keeper,” he said.
The verse reads, “Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Where is your brother Abel?’ ‘I don’t know,’ he replied. ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Anugrah Kumar