August 6, 2007

Our Brother Has Gone Home.

I learned this morning that a pastor who was one of our past attendees at the Banner of Truth Ministers' Conference - someone whom some of you might have gotten to know, Pastor F. Scott Petersen, pastor of Fairfield Reformed Church (pictured at the left) and blogger at Ars Theologica - went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 4, 2007. Please join us in keeping his family and the Fairfield Reformed Church in your prayers. The service will be held at Fairfield Reformed Church, 360 Fairfield Rd., Fairfield, NJ 07004 tomorrow (Tuesday, August 7th) at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, I have been told that financial donations may be sent to the church for the family to help pay for Scott's medical bills.
Here is what has been posted to Scott's blog:
"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..."
To access this blogsite and leave any comments for Scott's family, click HERE.

1 comment:

Peter said...

Dear Steve, on behalf of the family and friends of Scott Petersen, I would like to thank you for your prayers and good work. Scott greatly appreciated your work at BOT and loved the Banner Conference. Though I had bought Banner books and subscribed to BOT, Scott got me attending BOT beginning with the 2005 Conference, and D.V., I shall continue. Scott was a dear friend and mentor to me, and the man who ordained me. He was a champion of biblical Christianity in a place and a denomination where many hearts have grown cold. May his life be a call to all to return to our First Love, whole-heartedly, and at any cost. Because I love Christ and Scott, I say, Soli Deo Gloria! Rev. Peter Butler Jr.