Making Sense of the Texas Polygamist Controversy

Dr. Albert Mohler did an interesting show yesterday on the legal battles of the Fundamentalist Mormon sect that has been all over the news. While almost everyone would agree that the state needed to intervene in this case, he points out that there is a potential for precedents to be set that could adversely affect Christian families.

You can listen to the show by pressing the “play” button below.

[audio:http://www.sbts.edu/MP3/totl/2008/AMP_04_24_2008.mp3]

5 Responses to Making Sense of the Texas Polygamist Controversy

  1. GUNNY HARTMAN April 25, 2008 at 1:01 pm #

    Thanks for sharing. There are some scary implications, aren’t there?

    “Hard cases make bad law.” Amen.

    I’ve been meaning to ask you, how do you put audio like that in your post?

    How do you make it so we can just click and listen?

    That’s way cool and I’d love to be able to do that.

  2. Denny Burk April 25, 2008 at 1:35 pm #

    Gunny,

    There’s a plug-in for WordPress that I use. You can download it here: http://www.1pixelout.net/code/audio-player-wordpress-plugin.

    Thanks,
    Denny

  3. Bryan L April 25, 2008 at 5:38 pm #

    Isn’t it easier than the plugin? I just put [audio http:...]
    and it works for me.

    Bryan

  4. jeff miller April 26, 2008 at 12:29 am #

    Wow, it has been several years since I listened to Albert Mohler at a Piper conference. I did not realize he was such an effective radio talk show host type speaker. Listening to that reminded me of the “crosstalk” programs that aired after the Branch Davidian thing in the 90’s. He has definitely got it goin on for that format. I personally would not be comfortable with the way he addresses his audience in a heartfelt concern for the blended baptist/biblical/traditional american public policy type perspective. As a “thinking christian” it seems necessary to make a more careful distinction in who “we” are, and how “we” are to think, and in what “we” are to be concerned with.

    It was interesting to hear his observations on russian nationalism and the russian orthodox church. I think that one thing we as christians need to shore up is our willingness to identify with the 2 witnesses of revelation ch.11.
    “And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. They have the power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire. And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them, and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city that symbolically is called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified. For three and a half days some from the peoples and tribes and languages and nations will gaze at their dead bodies and refuse to let them be placed in a tomb, and those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a torment to those who dwell on the earth (Rev 11:3-10).”

    Are we willing to be misunderstood and rejected by the majority of “good” and “happy” people in the earth as we speak the word of Christ and live as his disciples?

    Thanks Denny.

  5. GUNNY HARTMAN April 26, 2008 at 2:30 am #

    Danke sehr!

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