• Blog,  Lucas Kitchen

    Is it a sin to read other religion’s books?

    We got this fantastic question recently. Hey Lucas I had another question. Do you know any scriptures on reading other religions books? 2 John 10-11 says don’t bid anyone Godspeed who has another doctrine. Is it still okay to accept a copy of the Book Of Mormon even if you already know it to be a lie full of damnable heresies? Anyways I’ll just tell you in short last Sunday I went to a LDS church because I wanted to preach the true good news of justification by Faith alone and to warn of judgement and the Elder I spoke to gave me a copy of the Book of Mormon…

  • Blog,  Lucas Kitchen

    Will All Believers Have Fruit?

    We got this question from a reader this week:   Does John 14:12 prove that all believers must bear fruit?  Let’s notice what the verse says: Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these because I am going to the Father. (John 14:12) If you are trying to make a blanket rule from this verse, you can’t stop at saying that everyone must have fruit. You’d have to say that everyone who believes must do ‘greater things’ than Jesus. If you are going to try to maintain that this verse proves all…

  • Blog,  Lucas Kitchen

    Why is the church so divided?

    I had a good conversation with a friend last night. He asked a really good question. The essence of the question was this: “If the gospel is simple to understand, Why is there so much disagreement?” He’s right. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of divisions in the church. I have a few quick ideas on why this is.  It seems to me, from Scripture, that there are three things to blame for these divisions. (1) Scripture distorters, (2) Satan, and a (3) Self-gratifying audience. SCRIPTURE DISTORTERS Peter once said, “…our dear brother Paul also wrote you… His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable…

  • Blog,  Lucas Kitchen

    What about the tribes?

    I received this question recently: Is it really necessary for an isolated people group to hear the gospel? I remember sitting through a sermon a long time ago about accountability and God will judge each person accordingly. It made sense that God would not condemn a person if he/she has never heard the gospel or has no knowledge of the gospel. So, what is accomplished if a missionary reaches a tribe? He would have proclaimed the gospel and potentially changed the course of each soul’s eternal destination? Those that heard and accepted the gospel would go to heaven, but those that heard and rejected it would go to hell. So…