God Talk: Will the real America stand up?
You may recall a TV show that continued until the 70's that was called "What's my line?' It consisted of three people being interviewed by a group of celebrities although only one of the three persons being interviewed was an actual worker in a specific line of work: whether builder, plumber, accountant, etc; the other two persons were attempting to fool the celebrities into believing that they were the real worker.
Well today, we are playing the same game, not as a person, but as a nation. We have all the politicos acting like the real thing and talking like the real thing, but they are not the real America. They want you to believe that America is a land of entitlements; that America is a land where there is no room for God; that a baby is not a person until it comes out of the womb, headfirst; that a man can be a woman, and a woman can be a man if they think they are. So many issues are raising their heads every day on our social horizons; issues that were taboo a few years ago are morally accepted today. Today's war veterans that put their life on the line for their country to have freedom to exist and grow, can only shed tears as they see the people they fought to protect and give freedom to, use it to mock, ridicule, and despise them as antiquated and old fashioned.
Will the real America stand up? As I talk to various groups of people, I come to realize that the White House is not speaking for me, Hollywood is not speaking for me, the senators and representatives are not speaking for me. The real America is a people with compassion, mercy, goodness, and a heart that loves people. But this America is grounded in love and these Americans will tell you that the only way to peace and prosperity is through faith in God and hard work. This real America will tell you that it became the greatest country in the world and attracts people from every country because there is justice, liberty, and the right to pursue your happiness. Those facets of the foundation this government are found in the Bible and they have worked to an amazing degree. The national songs do not exalt a mighty army, they do not exalt a massacre of the enemy; they speak of the blood of Christ that was shed for America: "Glory-Glory Hallelujah," "Oh say can you see"; our flag was still standing after a battle that was lost, but God gave them victory over the entire war.
Will the real America stand up? Will you reading this article stand up? I will stand up; I was not born in this country like millions of others that left their homeland to come to this wonderful country and there is no going back, but I will stand up for her. We will not let some evil minds destroy that which God raised up. The real America believes in God, that which made Americans strong in adversity, against all odds yet they still prospered; it was the good of their fathers that have kept America strong. That God is still here, waiting for you to call upon Him, and He will heal our land and remove all evil. Now is the time to stand and pray, pray, pray.
I want to go across this country and call out those that have an ear to hear, can you, reader, hear me? Will you stand with us? We need to hear from you.
Fred Villasenor is the senior pastor of Iglesia Nueva Vida in Red Bluff. As a tentmaker pastor, a pastor to immigrants, and an immigrant himself, Pastor Fred has a special appreciation for the opportunity that is America.