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John Whitcomb: July 2, 2018

We’re celebrating creation—and the creation of America—this weekend on “Encounter God’s Truth.” Author and theologian Dr. John Whitcomb shares more of his classic message on “The Genesis Flood,” which was recorded live at Grace Baptist Bible College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We thank them for allowing us to bring it to you here. Later in the program, host Wayne Shepherd welcomes Dr. Andy Woods to the microphone. Dr. Woods is a pastor, seminary president and attorney who has done much research into the founding of America. He answers the question: “What did the Founders mean by the phrase in the Declaration of Independence, ‘All men are created equal’? Was evolution involved in their thinking in any way?” God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end—and was viewed as such at the creation of America. From all of us at Whitcomb Ministries, have a blessed Independence Day!

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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.