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John Whitcomb: February 17, 2020

This week on "Encounter God's Truth," we begin a tribute to our Bible teacher, Dr. John Whitcomb, who went home to be with His Savior on February 5, 2020, at the age of 95. We know that Dr. Whitcomb is in heaven, although we still certainly miss him here. He leaves behind a large, loving family—and friends all over the world who have been deeply impacted by his rich legacy of teaching the Bible and theology for just shy of 70 years. On today’s program, host Wayne Shepherd takes us back to our very first broadcast to remind us why Dr. Whitcomb decided to launch a national radio ministry in 2011—at age 87. Then we will go back to the July 5, 2011, episode of “Worldview Weekend Radio,” where Dr. Whitcomb completed the first of his more than 100 interviews with Brannon Howse. We are grateful for Brannon's permission to bring you this audio, in which Dr. Whitcomb introduces his life story and testimony. They go on to discuss the subjects of creation and the flood. Dr. Whitcomb believed and taught that God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end, as you will hear in this program—the first of a short series done in tribute to him. Whitcomb Ministries invites you to share this important and encouraging broadcast.

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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.

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