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Dr. John Whitcomb: March 9, 2015

This week on “Encounter God’s Truth” we conclude Part 3 of our ongoing series, “Zechariah: The LORD Remembers.” Prophecy scholar Dr. John Whitcomb explains how Israel will be deceived into accepting the antichrist before finally receiving the true Christ in this message entitled, “The Idol Shepherd.” We thank Middletown Bible Church in Middletown, Connecticut, for providing us with the audio for these studies. Following the sermon, Dr. Whitcomb speaks further about the Lord’s imminent return—putting this series in a larger perspective. God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end, and we desire to share it with the whole world! Host Wayne Shepherd introduces Dr. Whitcomb for a concluding word about our efforts to do that via

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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.