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John Whitcomb: January 28, 2019

Have you ever considered the fact that Christians have a real influence on how other people relate to God’s revealed Word? What kind of influence are you having among those you know? Dr. John Whitcomb challenges us today with the example shown by the Apostle Paul, as he continues his series called “God’s Truth Circles”—here on “Encounter God’s Truth.” Dr. Whitcomb turns to Paul to show that he followed the model that Christ displayed during His earthly ministry. Following the lesson, host Wayne Shepherd follows up with a question to Dr. Whitcomb, asking how Paul’s various relationships within Judaism tied to his unique role as “the apostle of the Gentiles” (Rom. 11:13). God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end! Thank you for listening to it today here on “Encounter God’s Truth” – and please share this program with 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.