Roy Falls at Norris' gravesite

Roy Falls at Norris' gravesite

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Words of Wisdom - November 2, 2012

From the Archives of the Texas Methodist History

Meeting in Dallas, Texas in February, 1920, Methodists were participating in a large Interchurch World Movement with an agenda of promoting Women's Suffrage, anti-lynching laws and support of enforcing prohibition laws. 

Among the leaders were none other than J. Frank Norris, serving on the platform committee.  In hindsight, it would seem improbable that J. Frank Norris would have been a participate of this Interchurch World Movement.  It does however, put to rest that J. Frank Norris was an obstructionist as alleged ... when worthy causes are at stake. 

This article, appearing in the Methodist archives, noted that the Interchurch World Movement met its demise when northern Baptists and Presbyterians pulled out of the Movement. 

Just another example of under-reporting in the legacy of J. Frank Norris, who, by the way, was not the inventor of dissent.

Roy Falls
November 16, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Back To Nauvoo?


He failed to muster an overwhelming part of evangelical voters.  Traditional evangelical beliefs run counter to Mormon theology.  Evangelical theology is rooted and grounded in Judeo/Christian understanding and not from what happened at Nauvoo. 

Roy Falls
November 7, 2012

In Defense of Israel

The J. Frank Norris Historical Society and it's founder, has always been, and still is, pro-Israel according to traditional biblical belief. 

Below is an 'Invitation Letter' and a 'Thank You Note' from the Fort Worth Chapter Hadassah.  My father, Roy Falls, spoke to this prestigious group in 1972 at the Bethel Jewish Temple in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Gail Hawkins
November 7, 2012

(click letter to enlarge)
April 23, 1972
Roy E. Falls
Pastor, Faith Baptist Church

Dear Pastor Falls,

As President of the Fort Worth Chatper of Hadassah, a Jewish Woman's organization which supports hospitals and other humanitarian efforts in Israel, I am taking the liberty of writing to you.

Since Sunday, February 6th of this year, I have been saving the printed letter which you sent to the Fort Worth Star Telegram about your recent visit to Israel.  It was so sincere and understanding that I can not resist asking if you would possibly have the time available on May 16th at twelve noon to come and speak to our members at a luncheon Hadassah is having. 

This would indeed be a great honor for us.

Most Sincerely,

Mrs. Steve Deifik
(click letter to enlarge)

May 16, 1972

Dear Rev. Falls,

Words can not express how much the Fort Worth Chapter of Hadassah enjoyed and appreciated your heart warming talk today.

As for myself, I am deeply grateful to both you and your wife.

If there is ever any way that I can reciprocate, please don't hesitate.

Most sincerely,

Mrs. Steve Deifik
(Hortense Deifik)