Jim began this edition of Crosstalk by mentioning that a verdict has come down in the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.Yesterday Gosnell was found guilty of murdering 3 of 4 babies and guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 abortion death of a 41 year old woman who died when his untrained staff administered a sedative overdose.He was also found guilty of 21 of 24 felony counts of illegal abortions beyond the 24 week limit and charged with 227 misdemeanor counts of violating the 24 hour informed consent law ofwhich he was found guilty of all but 16.He was also convicted of conspiracy and corrupt organization charges.Sentencing will take place May 21.
Jim also brought news regarding the Romeike family of Germany, the family that is seeking asylum in the U.S. after feeling the oppression of German officials over the home schooling of their children.Today a 3 judge panel in the 6th Circuit heard their case and ruled against them.Michael Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association says they will be appealing the case.
Jim's third story dealt with the passing of a bill that legalized gay marriage in Minnesota.Ironically supporters will be holding a big musical celebration called "Love is Law" in the city of St. Paul, named after the apostle who clearly condemns homosexuality in the Bible.
Jimmy DeYoung is with Prophecy Today.He has spent many years living in Israel and is a noted conference speaker.He constantly monitors news regarding Israel and the Middle East and provides a unique blend of political, biblical and prophetic insight that is absent from the media today.
In A.D. 70 the Jews became dispersed through the destruction of Jerusalem.Moving ahead to 1897 we see the formation of the first Zionist Congress in Basil, Switzerland, designed to discuss the formation of a Jewish homeland.They considered Uganda but ultimately it became the original site which had come to be known as Palestine.Following this first Zionist Congress Jews began emigrating to the land from 108 different nations.
Moving ahead to WWI we see God preparing the land for his people and he did so through the British defeat of the Turkish empire, the empire that had been in control of the Middle East since the 1500's.
When thinking of the Jews at that time of WWII you think of the holocaust.This war was about preparing the people for the land as we see the Jews beginning to move into the area of Jersusalem.
At the United Nations on November 29th, 1947 there was a vote regarding a partition plan because of the realization that there were two people groups in the area that the Jews were moving to.One state would go to the Palestinians and the other state would be for the Jews.This plan was rejected by the Palestinians but reluctantly accepted by the Jews.
Then in May 1948 Israel was declared a nation and within 48 hours after the announcement, 7 Arab nations attacked Israel.As Dr. DeYoung noted, that began Israel's war of independence, a war that has yet to see a conclusion.
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