Having done plenty of sidewalk counseling at abortion clinics several years ago RTP was recently drawn to penning this text below, to be used by any ministry who want. This has received positive critiques from Christian men with more years of sidewalk ministry than ours. Use as you desire.
When I submitted this letter to one of the most award winning weekly newspapers in America, I never thought they’d publish it. I was quite surprised to see they did. In its entirety. You can read it here.
Yes, this christian, pro-life adoption agency is very pro-choice. See here.
Rescue the Perishing has long seen the threat to Christian civilization posed by the sexual revolution as being much greater within the Christian churches than from unbelievers. The silence, acquiescence, apathy and finally capitulation, has occurred in about one generation. The power of the Gospel and our Lord’s Law-Word was taken off the table and replaced with fear and/or deceptive sophism’s.
In the homosexual realm we once confronted the fundamental lie of “sexual orientation” being advocated on the “Christian” campus of Central College, Pella, Iowa in the Spring of 2003. We distributed this attached flier all over Pella.
A few years later a public television crew from New York City (WNYC) came to Ocheyedan to film my objections to a Lutheran girl setting up a homosexual GLSEN club at M-OC Floyd Valley High School in Orange City, IA. (They nearly pleaded to interview me when after they spent two days of contacting over 40 pastors in the Sioux County, Iowa area and couldn’t find one willing to go on camera and challenge this high school girl’s public rebellion.)
Their question of me was, ‘How should Christians treat someone in the Church who has been born with a homosexual orientation but has not acted on it; that is, had not engaged in a homosexual act‘ (which was this girl’s claim). My response had the audio/video crew members sporting the “we’ve been had” grin by the time I was done. To my knowledge, my interview was never broadcast. Below is a close summary of what I said on camera. (Their question, BTW, was an accurate repeat of the sinful doctrine held by the Christian Reformed Church denomination.)
What if I could convince the Rockefeller, Robert Woods Johnson and the Packard foundations, who’ve been well known to fund research on sexual anarchy, to donate up to $750 million to the top five research universities and medical schools in North America and Europe, telling them to look for a genetic DNA code that proves some people are born with an orientation to steal their way through life? And, also, look for another genetic code demonstrating that others are born with an orientation NOT to be sexually faithful to their spouse? What if they told these universities and medical schools that they would start with provisional allocations of the money and based on their reports of “promising” research data, more millions of pledged dollars would be freed up to continue their research. No one would be surprised to see these institutions responded by hiring researchers, PhD’s, and lab technicians; then open new labs and go to work doing self-proclaimed objective research.
Who’d be surprised to learn after a few years the research did “look promising” and as a result, millions more dollars came to each university? After 5 to 7 years of this process who would be surprised to see the research directors of these top universities stand with the Executive Directors of these foundations at the National Press Club announcing major scientific ‘breakthroughs’?
Like the following, “We can now prove with scientific certainty that some people have been conceived with a deterministic orientation to commit adultery and others to steal. The research data proves it,” they would sanctimoniously announce.
The response? There’s a big PR hoopla. “Now the problem with stealing and crime is understood! Now the problem with divorce and societal family breakdown has a scientific explanation to it!”
Soon the media and cultural tools are unleashed. This new “science” is showing up in Hollywood scripts, day-time talk shows, videos, songs, etc. The publishing industry gets millions and soon biology textbooks for high schools and universities now report this “scientific evidence” as fact. Soon schools are teaching this new science and people with these new-found genetic orientations are coming around to speak to student assemblies sharing their struggles with such. A full-blown propaganda system has been executed for a few years when suddenly, a few members in your church now conclude that this is their deterministic biological orientation.
How are the rest of us in the church to know such fellow members have been born with this orientation? Easily. They are telling their fellow member that this new scientific “fact” applies to them. And they are asking for our love, prayers, kindness and sacrificial compassion.
Now consider these incidents in my church.
What if after worship one Sunday Pieter came up to Rod and said, “Rod you know I have not done well in life. It’s because I was born with a genetic orientation to steal my way through life, and not work. Would you pray for me brother? Your $70,000 pickup is the best looking set of wheels in the church parking lot. My orientation is to come out late some night to your garage and steal your pickup. I know that would be sin and I can’t do that, but please pray for me, because I’m really tempted and struggling with my genetic orientation to steal.”
Or how about when Helen approached Gertrude and said, “Gertie I need your prayers. You know God made me with a genetic orientation not to be faithful to my Herman. Your Leo is the best looking man in church and I’m really tempted to seduce him some night and sleep with him. Now I know it would be sin to do this, but I need your prayers and compassion so I don’t act on my genetic orientation to commit adultery.”
When the redeemed sinner struggles with lustful thoughts and desires, both material and sexual, and doesn’t act on them in any fashion – then the limit of his/her sin is between them and God. They need to repent of these thoughts, seek a closer walk and dependence on Christ through reading His Word, prayer, right worship, service to the needy and striving to obey His law in all areas of his/her life. If they have not sinned against a brother or sister in Christ (or any others), yet continue to struggle with temptation, he/she must go to their pastor or elders and their spouse (if any), and quietly share their struggles and ask for prayer and spiritual guidance.
But for some reason the person in the Church struggling with the sin of his/her desire to engage in sodomy gets to transform the name from “lust” to “orientation”, go around the church advertising it and asking for everyone to support and love him/her. If the potential thief or adulterer tried this he/she would be firmly advised to stop and come talk to Pastor for counsel the first time. The second time they employed such “coarse talk” (Eph. 5:4) they’d be sternly rebuked and the third time they’d be shown the door as a trouble-maker.
But somehow the rules are different for those with homosexual thoughts/lusts in the Church? I’m not buying it. Homosexuals need to repent of their sinful thoughts and turn to Christ like the rest of us redeemed sinners.
END OF RESPONSE
Yes they are. Please read our essay, first written in 1996, proving it so. You can download it here. It has been tweaked a bit along the way.
Challenging the greatest idol of our time – public schools! Please diminish anecdotal stories and personal accounts one may have experienced, step back and look at the broader truth. Trust in the Spirit of God to renew your mind through his Word to better understand His commands in the raising of your children. Much of the Biblical teaching can be found in our brochure here.
After years of reminiscing on the stories and testimony of the man whose love of Christ and desire to obey Him exceeded any other I had met at the time, I decided it was time to publish them. I first told the account of Henry & Bertha Vellema during one of my sessions at American Vision’s God, Government & Culture conference in Kerrville, TX this summer. Henry had a powerful impact on my desire to sacrificially serve Christ. I only wish I could have aped the twinkle in his eye, that came with his courage and sacrifice.
Among other things Henry started his life with a premise from the Bible – that is, receiving stolen property, particularly that which the government steals, is a sin. Do read this essay here, on Henry & Bertha Vellema. It has been a blessing for all who’ve heard it, including a retired district judge from Louisiana who encouraged me to publish it after he heard it.
~Paul R. Dorr
This is a post from the Cameron Arnold Judicial Reform Initiative, a special project of Rescue the Perishing, Ocheyedan, IA. To download our recent flier, make copies and hand out click state-patrol.
On September 15, 2016 RTP received an anonymous angry phone call from a gentleman who stated he was a family member of an undercover narc who was listed on our report above and that I’ve now placed their life at risk and wanted to know where I got the list from. When I turned my telephone recording device on and asked him to repeat it he then backed away and said he was a family member of someone on the list. Based on the type of blocked call signal I suspected the call was coming from an Iowa Department of Public Safety issued telephone.
At some expense to RTP the Spencer, Iowa post commander reviewed all IDPS issued phones and their invoices for that day and found no call made to our office. I then took a trip to the patrol post and met with the top two officers at the post. The commander listened to the audio file below (twice) and assured me he didn’t recognize the voice. So I am taking it to the public. Listen below and if you have an idea who made this call feel free to alert RTP at 712-758-3660 or email@example.com
P.S. My 13 year old son and 15 yr. old daughter, who passed out most of the material, and who’ve been taught to greet adults with, “Yes Maam” and “Thank you Sir” could only laugh when they heard his claims of rudeness. Some cops do take it as an offense when I assert, as graciously as I can, to a group of them (who’ve got themselves worked up) that we don’t have to leave as we are on the public right-of-way. Not yielding to bullies with a badge is often characterized by them as “rudeness”.
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RESPONSE TO NW IOWA CHRISTIAN MOTHER’S FALSE ATTACK!
Rescue the Perishing has stood against all classroom sex talk (including abstinence education), drug-ed, death-ed, etc. for decades. The last 15 years we’ve come out squarely against Christ-less public education. Recently, the Cherish House of Spirit Lake sponsored one such “prevention” abstinence program called No Apologies for Teens. They talk about sex in a group setting apart from the parents. A few nights before the kids meeting, they have a meeting with the parents….standard fare for abstinence education programs fro 25 years.
RTP lit dropped the parent’s parking lot in January of 2016 with our flier on The Sin of Public Education. As often happens we received an anonymous response in the mail from a NW Iowa Christian mother. It is filled with false-hoods and guilt manipulation, not uncommon in modern evangelicalism. It is sad to what depths such people bow to justify their sinful abandonment of their children.
RTP responded to it here. Her text is in black and my response is in red. Never forget how easy and brief it is to make false statements about people. It takes a bit more time and work to unwind their lies.