Hey readers, help me out… WWLD?

tozeroval.gif  I’m going to take a big risk here, and I hope I don’t regret it.

I want to ask the readers of Maxgrace.com to give an answer to a young pastor named Sean.  He is a frequent reader and commentor at this blog.  He has started a ministry in a northern California beach town.  I had him in one of my classes.  He and his family have been to my home.  And because he worked at a local coffee shop, he’s made me lots and lots of coffee.

Sean responded to my recent post on grace by quoting the outstanding Chicago pastor named A.W. Tozer.  Tozer is one of my theological heroes.  But the statement Sean chose to quote does not mesh with my theology.

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Let’s Revisit Grace

I still can’t get out of “Lois Peterson” mode (see the blog right after this one–be sure to read the comments). In her honor, I’ve put together some quotes about grace. I hope you enjoy….

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HeavenQuake… (on LOIS PETERSON)

There was a high magnitude quake in the evangelistic spiritual realm over Chicago today. At its epicenter was the passing away of one of the finest evangelists I have ever known.

I first heard the name of Lois Peterson disdainfully–almost as if the speaker was spitting. She was not popular among the old guard at my church.

  • “I can’t believe that she lets people smoke at her Bible study.”
  • “A woman shouldn’t teach men.”
  • “She’s not under anybody’s authority.”
  • “She doesn’t believe in the old sin nature.”
  • “Her ear rings are too big.”
  • “She said ‘damn’.”

Others despised her for these reasons. The rest of us loved her for them.

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