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Dr. John Whitcomb: August 10, 2015

Welcome to a very special edition of “Encounter God’s Truth” as we consider the Ark Encounter, a full-scale, modern-day rebuilding of Noah’s Ark in Williamstown, Kentucky. Before we play the historic interview that took place there between Dr. John Whitcomb and Answers in Genesis president Ken Ham, we go inside Prairie Baptist Church in Noblesville, Indiana, to hear Dr. Whitcomb speak about the Ark Encounter and relate it to the important Biblical themes of Noah’s Ark and the Genesis Flood. We thank the church for allowing us to share this sermon through this broadcast. Then, we travel high above the Ark Encounter construction site to listen in on this once-in-a-lifetime conversation—which was held shortly before Dr. Whitcomb’s 91st birthday. We trust that it will encourage all who hear. We want to thank Answers in Genesis for permitting us to bring you all of this material related to the Ark Encounter. As host Wayne Shepherd notes, we hope that it serves to remind you that God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end!

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John Whitcomb

Dr. Whitcomb was born on June 22, 1924, in Washington, DC, to Col. & Mrs. John C. Whitcomb Sr. His early years (age 3 - 6 years) were spent in China. During high school he attended McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN. He spent one year at Princeton University before being drafted into the United States Army, where he served in Europe from 1944 until 1946. After the war he returned to Princeton and earned a degree in history. While at Princeton in February 1943, he came to know the Lord under the guidance of Dr. Donald B. Fullerton and the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship. Dr. Whitcomb entered Grace Theological Seminary as a student in 1948 where he earned a MDiv in 1951, ThM in 1953 and ThD in 1957. He joined the faculty at Grace Theological Seminary where he served as Professor of Theology and Old Testament, Director of Postgraduate Studies, and other positions from 1951 to 1990. 
 
Dr. Whitcomb is internationally known as an author and teacher. He is best known for his role as co-author with Henry Morris, PhD, of The Genesis Flood, published in 1961. The Genesis Flood is considered one of the most influential books of the 20th Century, and marks the beginning of the modern creation movement. In addition to The Genesis Flood, Dr. Whitcomb has published a number of books on science and the Bible, commentaries, and other works highlighted on his web site.

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