Sunday, August 05, 2007

1963 - 2007 - Eternity



The author of this blog has gone to meet the Author of Life.

On Saturday morning, the Rev. Franklin Scott Petersen passed from this world into eternity following unsuccessful surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. Prayers are requested for his beloved wife, Deb and his two daughters, Emily and Sarah.

This quote from famed evangelist D.L Moody is an appropriate one.

"Someday you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody of Northfield is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I shall have gone higher, that is all--out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal, a body that sin cannot touch, that sin cannot taint, a body fashioned like His glorious body. I was born in the flesh in 1837; I was born of the Spirit in 1856. That which is born of the flesh may die; that which is born of the Spirit will live forever."

This blog will remain open for a time as a testament to Scott's faith and faithfulness so that "by faith he being dead may yet speak..."

    6 Comments:

    Blogger RogueMonk said...

    My condolences to and prayers for Scott's family and friends.


    Blessings, RogueMonk

    6:06 PM  
    Blogger Steve Burlew said...

    On behalf of all of us here at the Banner of Truth, may I assure you of our prayers this week. As we gather each morning here in our U.S. office, we will be praying for your family. I know that Scott had been a past attendee at our Banner of Truth Minsiters' Conference and several other attendees, without a doubt, will feel the loss of a friend and brother in the Lord. If there is anything that we can do to be of help or encouragement, please let me know.
    Steve Burlew, Manager
    The Banner of Truth, North American Office
    Carlisle, PA, USA

    10:52 AM  
    Blogger Annette said...

    Scott will be missed. Really appreciated his way of thinking.

    10:42 PM  
    Blogger Cheryl said...

    Our hearts are breaking right now. Scott was our pastor here in upstate NY before moving to NJ and a friend beyond measure.

    Deb, Emily, and Sarah -- our thoughts and prayers are with you now and forever. I am so very sorry and wish I could be with you to personally extend my sympathies.

    If there is anything we can do, please call.
    Love and God's peace,
    Cheryl & Trip

    12:44 PM  
    Blogger Jay Vogelaar said...

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
    Praise Him all creatures here below;
    Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
    Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

    Only God's redeemed people know how to sing God's praise with tears in their eyes.

    4:21 PM  
    Blogger Steve said...

    Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

    Praying for Scott's family...

    Steve Hemmeke

    11:50 PM  

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