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John Whitcomb: July 17, 2017

Today on "Encounter God’s Truth," Bible teacher Dr. John Whitcomb speaks about, “God’s Hatred for Iniquity.” It’s the fifth installment in Part 5 of this teaching series, “Zechariah: The LORD Remembers.”

Along with host Wayne Shepherd, Dr. Whitcomb affirms that God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end. That is why we are tackling another difficult section of Scripture given by this sixth-century B.C. prophet—Zechariah—who originally spoke to those who had come back to Judah following 70 years of captivity in Babylon. His message here is difficult both in terms of the details it describes and also because of the vivid way in which the prophet exposes the horrors of the nation’s sin. But as our speaker tells us, it has “universal significance,” and so we must seek to understand it. Dr. Whitcomb is going to help us with that—explaining the passage in terms of its parallels to Revelation chapters 17 and 18, and also showing how it contains great hope for the future. We want to thank Middletown Bible Church in Middletown, Conn., for allowing us to bring this audio to you. And thank you for listening!


 

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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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