The Bible says, you can not come to Jesus without the Father drawing your closer to him.
The Father saw His Son being dragged, beaten and flogged. The Father saw His sinless Son being cursed by men, sinners who crucified Him. Father God let His Son replace you on the cross. This is the true “Replacement theology”.
You can not chose Jesus, or demand Him to “save you”. It is Jesus who chose you, If you are willing….
All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
John 6:44 “
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.
You have to come to the cross, and be crucified too. Because it should have been you hanging on that cross. People who are saved by Jesus, understand that they deserve to die and being sent to hell. Yesterday, today and at any given moment.
Learn from the thief’s on the cross. If you are honest. You are one of them. Or some of the other people who surrendered to Him.
People have all kind of motives for “coming” to Jesus. Some have made a plan they want Him to bless. Others have given a gift, and want high return on their “good deeds”.
Other have been become seriously ill, and do not want to “die”. One group want to have Jesus as a free life insurance policy, so they do not have to spend eternity in Hell.
Most of our motives are dubious. Without His mercy, non of us will be able to make it to the Kingdom of Heaven. There are thousand ways to Jesus. Only He knows who are His. But there in only one way to God, and that way is Jesus.
There is a popular way to separate the two gropes, in two general categories.
1. Those who have come to Jesus because they have been told they can “name and claim” some blessings in his name.
2. Those who have come to surrender to His Lordship.
Konstantin the Great was a man who fits into the first group. He wanted to become the Emperor of Rome, and needed the blessings of the “Christian God” to achieve this goal. Konstantin was the man who deceived the flock. He and his Popes dragged Christianity into the Kingdom of Darkness.
About 1.000 years later, men like Martin Luther brought the Church back into the light.
Luther experienced the evil forces of darkness that had held the Roman Cathoic Church in captivity. When he knew the truth, He came to Jesus to surrender his soul.
Luther did not do everything correctly, and wrote some horrible things about the Jewish people. But when I read his books, I can see a man with a sincere motive of leading the Germans to Jesus. He understood that Man can only be saved by mercy and grace, alone.
Two of my favorite topics of studies, are linked to the conversion of Constantine in 315 A.D, and the exodus for Martin Luther in 1515 A.D.
People who read my articles will have noticed, that there is a third favorite topic: The rise and fall of Fascism in Europe.
The history of the Roman Catholic Church is closely connected to all these three topics. The Popes have been involved in it all.
Rome has printed its own version of World History. I have been called by my Master Jesus to expose the Vatican version of history as a complete falsehood. The majority of the men who have been portrayed as Catholic “saints”, are nothing but hard core religious criminals, who served the Worldly papacy. The priesthood who canonized these criminals, are the very priesthood of Satan.
Written by Ivar