I had met Dr. Tom Tarrants
He is on staff at the C.S. Lewis Institute in Washington D.C.
I was interested in his
speaking and writing activities, and he
was interested to learn that I pastor a house church.
being about ten years my senior, I asked for and received his
counsel on a few matters.
In 1967, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI had Tarrants
on the Ten Most Wanted list.
As a member of the White Knights of the KKK, he was known to be involved in multiple bombings and crimes of terror.
was "the most dangerous man in Mississippi.
Later that morning, I stepped into the meeting room set for 500 people, and saw Dr. Tarrants
I was still wide-eyed at my startling discovery.
I asked him if I could present his
story to you, dear reader.
reluctant approval, he
said, "It's all about God's grace.
God can redeem and change even a hate-filled, domestic terrorist.
has testified, "I found myself knowing I needed the grace of God and the forgiveness of my sins.
For the first time, what Jesus did on the cross became really precious and personally important to me."
was an angry criminal who needed rescuing.
is a trophy of God's grace, a new creature indeed.