Search for your motive for coming to Jesus

The Bible says, you can not come to Jesus without the Father drawing your closer to him.

You are not a single day better, than others Jesus have to rise from the dust.

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….

John 6:37
All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.

John 6:44
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  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.

She gave him the most costly perfume, just to Honor Him. Jesus said all his students would keep on telling her story.
Son of David, have mercy on me.
This should have been your hand. Are you willing?

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

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17 thoughts on “Search for your motive for coming to Jesus

  1. Hi Ivar, I cannot accertain from your article if you would affirm the complete sovereignty of God in one’s salvation. You said above, “You can not chose Jesus, or demand Him to “save you”. It is Jesus who chose you, If you are willing….” I am totally with you up until the words, “if you are willing.” For isn’t it true that none are willing apart from a work of God? (Eph 2, John 3). Would you affirm the 5 points of calvinism? Thanks.

    1. Dear Bridget.

      Shalom.

      You wrote:

      For isn’t it true that none are willing apart from a work of God? (Eph 2, John 3). Would you affirm the 5 points of calvinism? Thanks.

      My reply:

      I am not a Calvinist. I believe that salvation has to be accepted by a human being. My best guess, is that the Pope believe He is saved.

      Luke 17:25

      But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

      If a man can not reject salvation (the truth), than God is evil. By only selecting a chosen a few of us. Truth will be found by those who seek. The door will be opened for those who knock. The Holy Spirit saves, those who are willing to be saved. The rest, He leaves alone. Like the Pope.

  2. You quote: 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.

    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.

    So, who dead and made you the sole authority of what is right and wrong in Catholics and other Christians. What makes your “INFO” any better??? Your articles on this site are full of the Sin of Pride!

    I mean come on! Does it bother you that new non-denominations (which i guess you are or just Protestant) are being founded almost daily? I mean, really. How many churches did Jesus found? And did He ever give anyone else His authority to found a Church different than the one He founded? For example, did He ever say, “Okay, 1600 years from now, there’s going to be a man named Martin Luther, whom I will give my authority to found a different church, the Lutherans, or the Baptists.”? Or, 1900 years later, to form the Pentecostals, etc.?

    If you are a Lutheran, your religion was founded by Martin Luther, an ex- monk of the Catholic Church, in the year 1517.

    If you belong to the Church of England, your religion was founded by King Henry VIII in the year 1534 because the Pope would not grant him a divorce with the right to remarry.

    If you are a Presbyterian, your religion was founded by John Knox in Scotland in the year 1560.

    If you are a Protestant Episcopalian, your religion was an offshoot of the Church of England founded by Samuel Seabury in the American colonies in the 17th century.

    If you are a Congregationalist, your religion was originated by Robert Brown in Holland in 1582.

    If you are a Methodist, your religion was launched by John and Charles Wesley in England in 1744.

    If you are a Unitarian, Theophilus Lindley founded your church in London in 1774.

    If you are a Mormon (Latter Day Saints), Joseph Smith started your religion in Palmyra, N.Y., in 1829.

    If you are a Baptist, you owe the tenets of your religion to John Smyth, who launched it in Amsterdam in 1605.

    If you are of the Dutch Reformed church, you recognize Michaelis Jones as founder, because he originated your religion in New York in 1628.

    If you worship with the Salvation Army, your sect began with William Booth in London in 1865.

    If you are a Christian Scientist, you look to 1879 as the year in which your religion was born and to Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy as its founder.

    If you belong to one of the religious organizations known as ‘Church of the Nazarene,” “Pentecostal Gospel.” “Holiness Church,” “Pilgrim Holiness Church,” “Jehovah’s Witnesses,” your religion is one of the hundreds of new sects founded by men within the past century.

    If you are Catholic, you know that your religion was founded in the year 33 by Jesus Christ the Son of God, and it is still the same Church.

    1. Dear Tom.

      Shalom, and welcome back.

      You wrote:

      I mean come on! Does it bother you that new non-denominations (which i guess you are or just Protestant).are being founded almost daily? I mean, really. How many churches did Jesus found?

      My reply:

      A Protestant, Is a man who can not accept the Papacy. Few Roman Catholics knows the origin of the word “protestant”

      When the Pope wanted to arrest his rebellious priest Martin Luther in a bid to stop the exodus from the RCC, the Pontiff demanded that the German politicians secured the arrest of Luther. The Germans had been the subjects of Rome, and the Pope told them to obey him.

      A large minority sided with Luther. A prince in Northern Germany took Luther into his custody, and hid him in a castle. Luther used the time in the castle to translate the Bible into German. The 1.000 years of darkness in the Church was about to end.

      The Germans who rejected the totalitarian authority of the Papacy, were the Protestants. They demanded a Bible in their own language, and refused to be terrorized by the Latino priesthood who banned people from having a Bible.

      You have basically no clue of what you write about, still claiming to have lot of knowledge about the topic. That is basically one of the main fruits of “pride”.

      Non-denominational Churches that accept the Pope, are not Protestants at all. Nor is other Churches, on their way back to Rome.

      1. Close study of scripture is required to get closer to the truth.

        I believe Ivar is correct in his ascertation that the roman church is Mystery Babylon, the whore who has in her hand the cup.

        She is also called ‘the mother of harlots’.

        She is a woman, therefore her daughters, the harlots are also women with exceedingly questionable morals. If we watch we will see the daughters going back to their mother.

        Many denominational churches are, through the ecumenical movement realigning themselves with catholicism, the daughters are coming home.

        The Archbiship of Canterbury, became an Arch Druid beforehand, and has knelt before the pope and kissed his ring. The head of a daughter church has made inroads back to the mother church.

        So, any denominational church that aligns with catholicism in the coming days and years are merely returning to their roots.

        What Luther did, is a bit like what happened in the Exodus from Egypt. He started the journey, he unlocked the scriptures and made them accessible.

        I could not understand why at 48 I could understand scriptures that I had been shown as a child with so much more clarity.

        Then I read ‘No man can come to me, unless the Father who sent me, sends him’. At that point I offered up my thanks for salvation through the blood of the Lamb of God.

        I may be wrong but the origin of the word ‘Protestant’ comes from the description given to those who broke away from Catholicism. They kept most of the doctrines but rejected the pope infallibility.

        They were thus described as ‘protesting catholics’.

      2. You Quote: You have basically no clue of what you write about, still claiming to have lot of knowledge about the topic. That is basically one of the main fruits of “pride.”

        Well you just made example of your point “You PRIDEFUL little man!”

        You think you know history!!! Show me your degree and schooling History! That proves your work on History! I have a Masters in History from Duquesne University!

        PROTESTANTISM Definiation! Full Unstanding

        The system of faith, worship, and practice derived from the principles of the Reformation in the sixteenth century. As a name, it comes from the Protestation of the Reformers at the Diet of Speyer (1529) against the decisions of the Catholic majority that no further religious innovations were to be introduced. Although now divided into hundreds of denominations to now 40,000; the original families of Protestantism were only five: The Lutheran, Calvinists, and Zwinglian on the Continent, and the Anglican and Free Church or Congregational in Great Britain. Three premises of Protestantism have remained fairly constant, namely, the Bible as the only rule of faith, excluding tradition and Church authority; justification by faith alone, excluding supernatural merit and good works; and the universal priesthood of believers, excluding a distinct episcopacy or priesthood divinely empowered through ordination to teach, govern, and sanctify the people of God. (Etym. Latin protestari, to profess one’s belief in r against something, to witness to.)

        And Name me a Non-Denominational Church that is in full communion with the Catholic Church?????

        The Catholic Church was not founded by Constantine which you all believe…..I have no Idea where you got that non-sense??? 313 AD was the Edict of Milan and no council…….. where in that document says I founded the Catholic Church??

        Look at the work of Pliny the younger a pagan Roman Governor of Bithynia writing to the pagan Roman emperor Trajan in 106 AD wrote

        “They affirmed, however, that the whole of their guilt, or their error, was, that they were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day before it was light, when they sang in alternate verse a hymn to Christ as to a god, and bound themselves to a solemn oath, not to any wicked deeds, but never to commit any fraud, theft, adultery, never to falsify their word, not to deny a trust when they should be called upon to deliver it up” Even wrote about the Christians having a Mass and eatting the body and blood of Christ long before Constantine!!!!

        Celsus was a greek philosopher and pagan who wrote in the 2nd century. He was possibly Christianity’s biggest critic and wrote heavily against it and even his writings state that Christians believed Jesus was god and that Jesus claimed to be god. Again this is long before Nicea in the 4th century.

        Yeah, you know history??? What a bunch of lies and prideness!

      3. Dear Tom.

        Shalom.

        You wrote:

        Well you just made example of your point “You PRIDEFUL little man!”

        You think you know history!!! Show me your degree and schooling History! That proves your work on History! I have a Masters in History from Duquesne University!

        My reply:

        This kind of debate is not wanted on this site. Please make a quick exit, and go somewhere else.

  3. John 3:16 is a verse many of us learned from our young years. It says plainly that God so loved the world, that He gave His Son.
    Do you think anyone knows who is truly saved but for that person themself? Only in our own hearts do we know that we have a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
    The thief on the cross knew that Jesus was the Son of God, and that he was dying for his sin. How much else he knew, or believed, only he and God knows.
    The Bible does teach free will, and those who have come to Christ in answer to His call by the Holy Spirit are saved. I believe a person can be called by Christ and not accept salvation. At any rate, as the Jewish people are not all Jews, so not all christians are Christians.

    1. Dear Korni

      Shalom.

      You wrote:

      At any rate, as the Jewish people are not all Jews, so not all christians are Christians.

      My reply:

      I guess you should set “Jews” and “Christians” in brackets.

    2. I believe as you do, people are called and it is up to the individual to respond.

      The individual then must begin his new life, study scripture and grow spiritually.

      Jesus gave us the parable of the sower for a reason, the conditions of the soil in the parable is a description of the condition of the hearts of each and every person who hears the word of God, the seed.

      Seeds will flourish in some and not in others.

      We can also see this when we read

      ‘many are called, but few are chosen’.

      The seed is scattered, in a few choice places there will be a greater response than in others,

      Just as in the Exodus we see that Moses was chosen along with his brother Aaron and Miriam in lesser capacities. It is written that God spoke directly to Moses, but to the hearts of the other two. Whilst these three were chosen, all of the tribes of Israel, and the strangers in their midst were called.

      God does indeed have an awesome plan of salvation, the Exodus was a type of an even greater event yet to come.

    1. Dear Tom.

      Shalom.

      You wrote:

      What a COWARD and chicken you are Mr. Ivar!! Good bye! I made my point!

      My reply:

      Yes, I am a zero. I deserve nothing but death. My sins drove Jesus to the cross. Please do not blame anyone else. May Jesus have mercy on your soul too. Amen.

  4. Dearest Tom,
    One has to experience faith & the gifts of faith.
    WISDOM= Power of the mind, to discern & judge what is true & right.
    Can a eunuch know the true relationship of a committed wife & committed husband .Truth is truth without slur.
    Ask The Holy Spirit for the first mentioned gift; ;;;wisdom;;;,to come out of darkness. Forget qualification and any & all experience.Next gift is knowledge.Right knowledge only comes to the elect by God’s choice,,cause HE knows the end of everything, you , me, Ivar as well.
    Bless you Tom.

  5. The ONLY church which counts when all is said and done is the church established by Jesus Christ…..the ‘bride’ of Christ. Denominations are names assigned by men (humans) to the different groups whose beliefs differ on many issues. When Christ comes for His church, there will be no differences of belief in His one true church. Heaven won’t have Baptists, Methodists, Penecostals, Catholics….we will all be of one accord.

  6. sorry Ivar, I forgot that I even posted this. lol. I will have to kindly disagree with you on God’s electing grace. Too many passages in the old and new testament make it painfully clear that no one is good that he/she would seek after God, And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.” (John 3:20). The word “everyone” is all-inclusive here, and means all of us since we all do wicked things. And it doesn’t take much purusing through the Bible to see how true this is. The apostle Paul was certainly not seeking Jesus when God knocked him off his feet and chose and appointed him, rather he was seeking to destroy christians.

    You may be surprised to find that calvinists actually agree with you that people must receive salvation, Ivar, but oh how we err when we think that He has chosen us because we chose Him. Jesus made it clear to His disciples, “You did NOT choose me, but I chose you…” It is not any more unfair of God to choose His elect individual people than it was to for God to choose the nation of Israel and leave all the other nations in their sins. In reality, it is a WONDER that He chooses and saves anyone at all. Ask yourself this: What is it that caused me to choose Jesus and not my neighbor/friend/coworker? If the answer isn’t GOD is the the cause, then we are taking partial credit for our own salvation.

  7. One more thing, Ivar..you posted the passage from John 6:44, where Jesus said, “no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.” The context of this passage shows that He said this in reply to their unbelief. It was basically a description of “why” they were not believing that Jesus was the Messiah. A verse very much affirmining the doctrine of God’s electing grace.

    God bless you for all you do, Ivar.

  8. Yes, I agree 101% on your quote

    Yeshua(Jesus) did say in … ”John 15:16, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should remain.”

    Psalm 4:3 But know that the Lord has set-apart him that is Godly for Himself…

    Matthew (Aramaic Translation)
    22: (10) And out went those servants to the roads and gathered anyone that they found, bad and good, and the banquet house was filled.
    (11) And the king entered to see the guests, and he saw a man there who was not wearing the attire of a wedding.
    (12) And he said to him, “My friend, how did you enter here while you have no garments of a wedding?” And he (the man) was speechless,
    (13) The king said to the ministers, “Bind his hands and his feet and cast him into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!
    (14) For many are those that are called, but few are chosen.

    The man was a Pharisee, the tare among the wheat… and these tares have spread densely around the world …
    There are many who become born-again but do not practice every word of Yeshua’s teaching are in this category of tares …. and will be burned in the eternal fires.

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