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John Whitcomb: January 2, 2017

This week on "Encounter God's Truth," Bible prophecy scholar Dr. John Whitcomb shows us why “Elijah May Appear—This Year!”

This season of the year is a good one in which to remind ourselves of the importance of the prophetic future. Dr. Whitcomb takes us to a number of passages during the course of this lesson, including Malachi 4:4-6; Matthew 11:11-13; 16:28-17:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; and Revelation 11:3-12.

As we bring you this first "Encounter God's Truth" of 2017, host Wayne Shepherd has a question for Dr. Whitcomb. He asks if the Elijah who will reappear in the nation of Israel in the future is the same man who ministered to the northern kingdom of Israel in the Old Testament.

God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end! Isn’t it a great comfort to know that its truths will continue to guide us into the New Year? Stay close to that Word as we begin 2017 together.

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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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