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John Whitcomb: December 6, 2016, 2016

The First Christmas (Part 2)

Dr. John Whitcomb continues our series called “The Eternal Son—Our Savior” this week on "Encounter God’s Truth."

Along with host Wayne Shepherd, he reminds you in this Advent season that God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end.
Our Lord Jesus came to earth at Bethlehem—but the details of his ministry to men and women begin long before that. Please share with your friends the fact that His outreach to human beings goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. These messages were first shared at Bayside Community Church in Tampa, Fla., on Christmas Eve several years ago. We are grateful to bring them to you, and trust that they will enlighten your preparations for Christmas.

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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.