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Dr. John Whitcomb: June 22, 2015

This week on “Encounter God’s Truth,” our guest speaker—Answers in Genesis founder and president Ken Ham—continues to explain how Genesis is “the foundational history for the rest of the Bible,” and shows that an attack upon it amounts to “undermining the authority of the Word of God.” He also presents the ultimate solution to our problems, which is found in the gospel of Jesus Christ our Savior. As Christians we boldly affirm and proclaim that God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end! Following the main lesson, host Wayne Shepherd asks Dr. John Whitcomb to add comments regarding his late friend, creationist leader Dr. Henry Morris.Once again, we thank Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown, Wisconsin, and Answers in Genesis for allowing us to share this audio with you. Please recommend it to a friend!

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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.