Before you “overreact” to the tile of this blog post, stop and consider it for a moment. I tried to think of another way to say it, but I couldn’t and it means EXACTLY what it says, we need to stop overreacting to false doctrines. To “overreact” means to react excessively or inappropriately. Yes, of course, we need to beware of, respond to, and rebuke false doctrines, but we need to make sure our response is appropriate and biblical. Because all too often we overreact to false doctrines by swinging to an opposite extreme.

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Wes, Sam, and James discuss a recent voicemail that was left concerning “the silence of the Scriptures.” When we believe God’s word says nothing on a particular activity or behavior does it give us permission to precede as we wish or is silence prohibitive?

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If you’ve been a reader of this blog for very long, you know I believe there are right ways to worship God and wrong ways to worship God. I believe Christians must worship in – and only in – ways authorized by Him through Scripture. That being said, we need to guard against the prideful thought that we are saved by worshiping correctly. As if we might respond to the question, “Why are you saved?” with, “Because I worship God as He commands.” This is a dangerous and unbiblical way to think of worship and salvation. Here’s why…

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In this episode of CrossTalk, Wes McAdams and Ron McElyea, one of the elders at Baker Heights church of Christ, discuss what Christian repentance is all about. What does it mean to repent? Is repentance a one-time thing? Why do we struggle so much with repentance?

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Although I’ve written several posts in the past about homosexuality and “gay marriage,” I’ve not written anything on the subject since the Supreme Court handed down their landmark ruling. This ruling will put many Christians in an awkward position. It’s not just bakers, florists, and marriage license clerks, every Christian will have to make some tough decisions. We must decide to be gentle, humble, loving, and kind and still stand for the truth in regards to marriage and human sexuality.

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In this episode Wes and Sam talk with Mike Bonner, the preacher for the Fifth and Grape congregation in Abilene about Paul’s instructions to follow him as he followed Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1). How could Paul make such a bold statement. Should Christians today make the same statement? Can we really say to someone, “Follow me as I follow Christ”? Does that mean we think we’re perfect?

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Most of the English speaking world has no idea how blessed we are to have so many English translations of the Bible. There was a time when making an English translation of the Bible was illegal and there are many places around the globe where people would do anything to have a copy of the Bible in their native tongue. But with various English translations of the Bible, there are some things we need to understand.

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In this episode Wes, Sam, and James discuss the Christian’s conscience. What is our conscience? Do we all have one? How come some people have a guilty conscience about certain behaviors and other people don’t? Should we really listen to our conscience?

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In this episode Wes McAdams, Sam Dominguez, and James Sumners discuss a blog post by Fred Dominguez entitled, “A Ransacked Bible.” What does it mean to “ransack” the Bible and why should more people be doing exactly that?

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In this episode Wes McAdams, Sam Dominguez, and James Sumners discuss how they sometimes feel jealous of other Christians for reasons such as: Greater Bible knowledge, parenting success, teaching and preaching skills, etc.

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