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I got this comment from an anonymous reader.  ‘…when he and I were talking about your site and the Christian turned atheist question on your blog. His argument was that someone who completely proclaims atheism and denies god would not have ever been filled with the holy spirit in the first place. ’ Let’s look […]

Was The Christian-Turned-Atheist Never Saved?

We received this question not long ago.    Question: Why is your god so evil? If he is all-powerful, why does he do nothing to stop 5000 children under the age of five from dying every single day, just from dirty water alone? Because he is evil. He inflicts suffering upon innocents. Why would you ever worship a being […]

Why Does God let innocent Children Die? Because he is Evil...

I was asked this great question from a young man in South Texas. “Jesus knew the Old Testament. Could he have believed? Or was he spending his first 30 years crafting a story of the returned king that would fit in the Old Testament?" This is a fascinating idea. I’ve heard it asked another way.  “If […]

Could Jesus Intentionally Fulfill Prophecy?

Aristotle and many who followed him saw that the universe was in motion. He often called this energy that he recognized as “eternal motion.” He once said, “Did motion come into existence, not having existed previously, and will it again, in a similar manner, cease to be so that there will be no motion?”⁠[1] In […]

Aristotle, the Bible, and Cosmic Reality?

"Beginner or advanced," The track attendant asked, clipboard in hand. I knew that if I got in the advanced race I would get stomped. I had seen others win trophies, and I coveted one.  "Beginner," I said, hoping it would ensure a win. I had registered for my first official BMX competition. I was nervous as I […]

Suffering Loss In Heaven

I was in ministry in west Texas a number of years ago. We were about to begin a night worship service for College students called Paradigm when a man, probably homeless, walked into the church and sat down on the back pew. That was not that uncommon, what was uncommon was his attire... or his […]

The Wedding Banquet

At 14 years old I remember lying in my bed at night praying over and over, "Lord forgive me of my sins, and save me." Every night I performed this ritual. There were no sins in particular that I was referring to. Instead, I was uncertain that my sins had been forgiven in general. I […]

What Exactly Do I Have To Do To Be Saved?

The Jesus Myth hypothesis: For itching ears only. This is the idea that Jesus never existed in history but was made up centuries later. Supposedly his attributes were borrowed from other pagan religions. So... yeah. I'd like to respond to that. This is an overview approach, I'll leave the minutia to the scholars.One of the […]

Is Jesus a Myth?

This post begins a series we are calling, Threads of Jesus. In our modern world, more and more content is being read through message threads. This represents a valuable opportunity to share a message. In this example of one of those opportunities, a conversation about Superman, the government, and alien invasion takes an interesting turn.

Superman

I write sci-fi on the side. As a sci-fi author, this subject interests me on more than just an academic level. There is a book that has been out for a while now that has gotten some really interesting responses. It appeals to me for a lot of reasons but one that is not lost […]

The Only Of Its Kind

About ten years ago or so I decided to try to write a book (the first one I had ever written.) It was going to be a philosophy book... Although I am not a philosopher, I had a purpose for the book. I wanted it to be a large-scale thought examination; A mental Science experiment. […]

The Leap From God's Existence to Christianity

Continuing our series entitled Popular Objects, we take a look at the objection of translation. See what effect being translated multiple times has on the biblical message. 

Popular Objections: Translated Too Many Times

Have you ever wondered what it takes to have eternal life. To find out take a closer look by clicking on the infographic. Once it opens you can zoom in. Enjoy.

Can You Believe It?

It must be human nature to overcomplicate things that were originally intended to be simple. Faith is a good example of this. Ancient texts of the Christian faith teach that Jesus of Nazareth, who lived somewhere between 4 B.C. – 33 A.D. in modern-day Palestine, taught that there is a very simplistic key to gaining […]

Simple

The church's volunteer coordinator is on the prowl like a hungry lion, looking for who she may devour. If you get caught in her icy stare there is little you can do. When faced with this dangerous volunteer-seeking predictor try using these ingenious excuses. 1. ”I am trying to be a good steward of my […]

10 WAYS CHRISTIANS SAY “NO”

Popular objections to the New Testament, and what you should know about them. 1. It’s not scientifically provenThis is an untenable objection because for the scientific method to work the event in question must be observable, measurable, and repeatable. History is not measurable or repeatable, so the scientific method does not apply to historical events. It […]

7 Popular Objections to the New Testament

What happens when science and religion agree? Let's imagine you have a bicycle. The purpose of this bike is to move you toward a better understanding of God. One of the wheels on the bicycle is called scripture, the other is called science. Could you ride the bike with only one wheel? Well, yes you […]

Science and Religion

In a conversation with a good friend, I was asked about the times in the old testament where God kills men and women. I didn't have a good response at the time, and possibly still don't. After thinking about it for a while, though, this is what seemed appropriate to say. God only gives life […]

Is God a murderer?

Jesus was verified dead by Roman executioners. A second verification of him being deceased came when the body was taken down from the cross, and wrapped for burial. The tomb was sealed with a Roman seal, which would cost the breaker his life. The soldiers would be held accountable for letting the seal be broken, […]

The Resurrection

Each time I talk about the gospel, I get resistance from Christians who want to call foul. They quote verses from James, and 1st John trying to point out that we must have works to maintain our salvation. It worries me quite a bit that this is a common understanding of the gospel. How have […]

Jesus, The Repo Man
Mr. Oakmont

 Atheists often claim that Jesus never existed in history. If that is true, then we should expect to find at least some support of the Christ Myth Theory somewhere in history. So is there support for the Christ Myth Theory in ancient history? Nope! In fact, it took about 1800 years for anyone to argue […]

Did Jesus Really Exist?

Atheists often claim that there is no evidence that The God of the Bible exists.  The problem is that the statement is simply untrue.  The bible is packed with statements that are verifiable in the modern world. We will cover 10 of them.  In Genesis 17 God makes an agreement with the Jews that would […]

Is There Evidence For God?

We got this question from a reader this week: Does John 14:12 prove that all believers must bear fruit? 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 […]

Will All Believers Have Fruit?

I have often heard people claim that Jesus' parable of the sower proves that some can become unsaved after they first become believers. However, that is not the case. There are a few important things that we need to see from the parable. If you'd like to read it for yourself you can find it […]

The Parable Of The Sower

Rule # 1: Shut up! That's right. Stick your balled-up fist in your face hole if you have to, but most importantly stop talking. And yes, I'm saying you should START by STOPPING the incessant blather. In most cases, everything you will say to them has already been said to them multiple times. We're not […]

7 Rules For Debating An Atheist: For Christians Only.
Popular Objections: It's Not Scientifically Proven
Thirsty?

The Disciples were willing to give up everything, even their lives. All but one of the disciples that saw Jesus after he rose from the dead, were put to death because they were not willing to admit that they had made the story up. Those guys saw something and I believe that it was Jesus […]

Would You Be Willing To Die?

How could an intelligent person possibly believe in Jesus? We've got 15 reasons. Click on the image below and explore. We hope you enjoy it! Other Smart People Do. Among the worlds smartest and most influential people are those who believe in Jesus. Faith is no barrier for intelligence, as illustrated by the enormous list of […]

15 Reasons Intelligent People Believe In Jesus

Heaven is like a nightclub where there is no cover charge but drinks will cost you. If you believe in Jesus for eternal life then you have it, and you can’t lose it. You will be allowed to enter the Kingdom. Many ask, “If I have eternal life, then why does it matter how I […]

Heaven is Like a Night Club

Where did the phrase, "invite Jesus into your heart to be saved," come from? Is it biblical? What exactly does it take to be saved? All the questions and more are covered in this new infographic. Click the infographic below and zoom in to get the scoop. Enjoy!

10 Reasons Not To Invite Jesus Into Your Heart To Be Saved.

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Fish Or Cut Bait (A Fiction Short Story) / Podcast S2 E2

Next “I died?” I asked. Surprisingly the notion didn’t fill me with fear. I had always expected my death to be a gruesome affair. Honestly, though, it went pretty well, all things considered. I had slipped away sometime between the french fries, and the hamburger. I was eating lunch, I think. It is a little […]

I Died? (A Fiction Short Story) / Podcast S2 E1

Available On Lucas Kitchen's new book, In Pursuit Of Fruit is now available for pre-order. Get a copy at your favorite ebook retailer. Paperback will be on sale soon. Description: What if you could go on a morning stroll in your backyard garden only to discover your purpose for being alive? IN PURSUIT OF FRUIT: […]

New Release! In Pursuit Of Fruit

Many claims that the Bible has been translated too many times to be trusted. Learn why that claim demonstrates a misunderstanding of how the Bible is transmitted to us through the ages.

Has the Bible been translated too many times?

Quite a lot, actually. Even though many atheists and Christ-opponents claim he never lived, there is plenty that disagrees with this opposition position. Take a look at the various sources that support Jesus' existence.

What does history say about Jesus' existence?

Have you ever met Grumpy Dad? That’s me about half the time. Let me explain. We’re a family of five, with three kids under the age of seven. We recently took a road trip to the Smoky Mountains (about 10 hours of driving each way). Most acquaintances know me as friendly, talkative, and outgoing. But […]

Grumpy Dad
Test

Many Christians think that if a Christian turns away from the faith (even true faith) they will lose their salvation. Many others believe that turning away proves that the faith was never true in the first place. Find out why both of those options aren't right in this short video.

What do other religions say about Jesus?

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Many Christians think that if a Christian turns away from the faith (even true faith) they will lose their salvation. Many others believe that turning away proves that the faith was never true in the first place. Find out why both of those options aren't right in this short video.

Will A Christian, Who Turns Atheist Go To Hell?

I was excited to see Miami but didn't know I'd learn so much about eyesight while I was there. I got the chance to speak at a Bible conference in Miami. On my way out, the airline delayed the flight for three hours while we sat on the runway. As I was listening to the […]

Miami, Glasses, And Skin

Many people say that the monks changed the Bible, or even made it up entirely. This is a ridiculous claim when you consider the history involved. This short video explains why.

Did Monks Change the Bible?

For the scientific method to work the event in question must be observable, measurable, and repeatable. History is not measurable or repeatable, so the scientific method does not apply to historical events. It would be like trying to apply the Pythagorean theorem to a poem.  History uses the evidentiary method, not the scientific method. The evidentiary […]

Is Jesus Scientifically Proven?

See below for information on the numbers, estimates, and calculations in this video. Let's imagine you are a hypothetical being looking for randomly occurring intelligent life within our Galaxy. You contact your local galactic real estate broker, and together you begin the search.  There are an estimated 100 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, so […]

Are life sustaining planets common?

A fingerprint is said to be unique. It’s been estimated that the chances that 2 people will have the same fingerprint is about 1 in 64 Billion. That’s why fingerprints are used in criminal cases because it’s nearly certain that if a matching fingerprint is at the crime scene, you were there too.  The fingerprint […]

Is Jesus as trustworthy as a fingerprint?

Virtually everyone agrees that John 3:16 is a big deal. In fact, many scholars have called it the essence of the gospel. Why exactly is that? Find out in this short video from Free Grace International.

Why Is John 3:16 Such A Big Deal?

Atheists often claim that Jesus never existed in history. If that is true, then we should expect to find at least some support of the Christ Myth Theory somewhere in history. So is there support for the Christ Myth Theory in ancient history? Nope! In fact, it took about 1800 years for anyone to argue […]

Did Jesus Actually Exist?

Has this year made you tired? Many are struggling with the incredible changes that have come about in the last 18 months. It would be easy for anyone now to grow weary of doing good. Lucas Kitchen shared a message at Letourneau University Chapel on that very subject.

Don't Be Tired

The weather, the pandemic, and everything else has made me incredibly tired. What about you? Let's see what God's word has to say about growing tired.

Don't Grow Tired (Live)

Ellie, the little magical sprog, and her brother Eloy had been walking up the mountain for more than an hour. Wobblewog was following behind, mumbling all kinds of things they didn't understand.

Bedtime Lessons / Dragon Tales / Working Up The Mountain / 3

The faith’s most important question, “What do I have to do to be saved?” Should have a simple answer, though no one in the piney woods seemed to agree what that simple answer should be. Despite growing up in the buckle of the Bible belt, confusion about the Christian faith plagued every step of Lucas’ journey.

Naked Grace

Eloy and Ellie's Baffle dragons did not want them to go on their trip. They growled and, woofed, and spat fire. None the less, the brave brother and sister set out on their journey Saturday morning because they didn't have school. Ellie held the map as Eloy led the way. They were making their trip to The Wise Wizard, Waddly Wobblewog, who lived near Hogdog bog in a soggy log. After walking for a few hours, Ellie spoke up.

Bedtime Lessons / Dragon Tales / In The Bog Of Confusion

There once was a little boy. He lived in a big castle in a magical land where mushrooms grew as tall as trees and trees grew as tall as clouds, and clouds didn't grow at all because they were made of cloud fuzz. This little boy's name was Eloy. The castle he and his family lived in was so big it had lots of empty rooms on upstairs floors that he had never visited. His parents told him never to go into those empty rooms on the third floor of their big old castle.

Bedtime Lessons / Dragon Tales / Eloy's Dragon

Do you really have to abandon everything you have to follow Jesus? Find out in this talk from Lucas Kitchen, as he discusses the calling of Levi in Mark 2:13-17.

Don't Lose It! Use It!

Many question whether they could really be forgiven by God. In this video Lucas Kitchen teaches on Mark 2:1-12, and uncovers an important aspect about forgiveness that you may not realize.

Are You Really Forgiven?

PrevNext In this exploration of Mark 1: Lucas Kitchen uncovers the kind of authority that Christ demonstrated in everything he did. PrevNext

Who has the authority?

"Following" someone has taken on new meaning in our social media age. Though, twitter and facebook users weren't the first to ask us to follow. Aside the sea of Galilee Jesus said, "follow me," to a handful of eager fishermen. In this sermon from Lucas Kitchen, find out what "follow me" means.

What does "Follow Me" mean?

If you listen to the news, or social media, the world is falling apart. Right? But who knows, really? Maybe we're on the brink of disaster, or maybe things are just fine. It's harder than ever to say one way or the other. One thing is for sure (at least to me) News outlets and […]

News Is Dragging You Down!

Reviewed By Midwest Book Review "Impressively well written, organized and presented, "Naked Grace" is an extraordinary Christian memoir and unreservedly recommended reading for all members of the Christian community regardless of denominational affiliations. While highly recommended for community library Contemporary American Biography collections it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Naked Grace" is […]

Lucas' Book Recent Reviews

Next Join Lucas Kitchen as he teaches through Mark 1:1-15. In this sermon, you will discover what Jesus meant when he said, "The Kingdom Is At Hand." You will also, find out what the gospel of Mark means when it says, "John preached a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins." Next

How is The Kingdom At Hand?

Prev Francis Chan is a mega-church preacher, international speaker, best-selling author, and much more. With all of that credit to his name, one would expect him to be a trustworthy source of biblical teaching. However, Francis Chan has confused thousands of people with a convoluted presentation of the gospel message. Take a look at this […]

Famous Preachers: Francis Chan

Amber usually didn't drink coffee at night, but she didn't tell Benjamin that. They had been hanging out for the last few weeks after meeting in a math class at their college. She had become increasingly comfortable with him as time had passed, and now considered him one of her best friends.

Coffee Shop Evangelism

I'm going to skip the boring parts. Here's what you need to know: My five-year-old daughter, Eily, got Covid. She and I quarantined together and had no symptoms. Thus began the magic. We've hunted for treasure through mysterious trails carved in the autumn leaves. We went on forest adventures in the enchanted wood that touches […]

The Magic Of Quarantine

An info-graphic based on the "A NEW WORLD COMING" By John Claeys.

The Kingdom Is Like

PrevNext See what a famous preacher has to say about salvation, and why it is wrong. PrevNext

Famous Preachers: Matt Chandler

Like many of you, we view our entertainment through streaming services like Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, and Netflix. No doubt, you've seen how hard these platforms are pushing a new promiscuous morality. Even children's shows and movies have become permeated by homosexual themes. Recently Disney+ had a homosexual short film in a featured spot […]

Tech Companies Want to Make Your Kids Buddhist.

What is belief? John Piper gives an incredibly confusing and convoluted definition of "belief" and "saving faith." Lucas tries to unravel the mess.

Lucas Answers John Piper

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 Is The Church So Divided?

Next John Piper is a hugely successful and well-respected preacher of a large church. He's considered an academic powerhouse of reformation theology. It seems as if that would mean he is highly trustworthy on the topic of the saving message of Jesus Christ, but in this video, you will discover that his gospel presentation is […]

Famous Preachers: John Piper
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Things Above Preacher's Materials

The Grand Release I'm pleased to present my new book, Naked Grace: A quest for clarity in a world of confusion. I'd like to say, "Thank You" to all of those who pre-ordered! Due to your pre-order support, Naked Grace released with a top 100 status on Amazon. (It's #1 for its category as of this writing—no easy task.) […]

Lucas' New Book, Naked Grace

Before setting out on a multi-day hiking trip with a few of my friends, I was given a small orange notebook by my brother. As I started my frantic last-minute packing session, I threw the field notes booklet into my bag, along with my favorite writing utensil, an unassuming Bic #2 mechanical pencil. Among all […]

A Deadly Hike

A few years ago my brother-in-law committed suicide on Easter day. It was a horrifying time of confusion and remorse for the entire family. I've seen first hand the terrible effects of depression and. In light of that, I've been thinking about this story that has been going around. I've seen it on sites like […]

Suicide In The Church

Marty Sampson and Josh Harris, two huge Christian influencers who have publically announced that they have left the faith, share an interesting similarity. I'll get to that in a moment, but let me explain what these guys have done first. Josh Harris wrote I kissed dating goodbye, along with loads of other Christian books. He's […]

We Chose To Follow Children, (Josh Harris & Marty Sampson)

I recently received a good question. QUESTION: I have a question I can't find an answer to. Maybe you would have some kind of an answer. I literally have only one question. My faith doesn't waver. I just don't understand one thing - If God is all-knowing, and if he loves us so much, then […]

Why Did God Create, Knowing Things Would Go Wrong?

Lucas was interviewed by Colleen Houde on the Canadian Radio show Connections to talk about his book Naked Grace. This aired in December of 2020. Free grace international does not endorse the views expressed by those who appear (other than Lucas) on the following video.

Lucas On Connections (Canadian Radio Show)

John Clemens reports on Lucas Kitchen's new book Naked Grace. Aired 2020, on USA Radio Network /CIN News. Free grace international does not endorse the views expressed by those who appear (other than Lucas) on the following video.

Lucas On USA Radio Network

Lucas joined the cast of Grace In Focus to talk about his book Eternal Rewards. Free grace international does not endorse the views expressed by those who appear (other than Lucas) on the following video.

Lucas On Grace In Focus

Lucas was interviewed by Rabbi Eric Walker on Igniting a Nation. Free grace international does not endorse the views expressed by those who appear (other than Lucas) on the following video.

Lucas on Igniting A Nation

Lucas was interviewed by Jeremy Myers on the One Verse Podcast in Early 2020. They talked about his book Naked Grace. Free grace international does not endorse the views expressed by those who appear (other than Lucas) on the following video.

Lucas On The One Verse Podcast

Lucas was interviewed by Richard Dugan on Tell Me Your Story to talk about his book Naked Grace. This aired in December of 2020. Free grace international does not endorse the views expressed by those who appear (other than Lucas) on the following video.

Lucas on Tell Me Your Story
Lucas on Kingdom Crossroads
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