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Dr. John Whitcomb: July 20, 2015

Guest speaker Ken Ham continues his message on “The Seven C’s of History” this week on "Encounter God’s Truth." This is a series of seven key words—each starting with the letter “C”—that give us a basis for understanding the major events of history, taking us from the original “Creation” to the final “Consummation” of God’s plan at the return of Christ. That is consistent with the message that you hear us proclaim every week—that God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end. Ken Ham is the president of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. We appreciate the generosity of Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown, Wisconsin, where Ken first presented this teaching, for allowing us to broadcast it. Wayne Shepherd, our host, then introduces our Bible teacher, Dr. John Whitcomb, who offers words of Scriptural clarity and hope for these desperate days. Thank you for listening to "Encounter God’s Truth” from Whitcomb Ministries!

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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.