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Dr. John Whitcomb: February 8, 2016

This week on “Encounter God’s Truth,” Bible scholar Dr. John Whitcomb addresses important issues from both the history and the prophetic future of the nation of Israel—showing how the Jewish people will ultimately find salvation in their Messiah. This material was first presented at Middletown Bible Church in Middletown, Connecticut, and we thank them for allowing us to share it with you. Host Wayne Shepherd describes the setting for this broadcast from Part 4 of our series called, “Zechariah: The LORD Remembers.” The promises and prophecies contained in the amazing writings of this late sixth century B.C. prophet declare unmistakably that God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end! Thank you for listening to learn more about our Savior and Shepherd—Jesus Christ. May He guide you today, and please use this teaching to spread His Word to all who need to hear.

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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.