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John Whitcomb: June 25, 2018

On Friday, June 22, 2018, author and Bible teacher Dr. John Whitcomb turned 94 years old! What better way to celebrate than to revisit a classic message on “The Genesis Flood”—on this special edition of “Encounter God’s Truth”!

Dr. Whitcomb is known as one of the founding fathers of the modern Biblical creationism movement. In 1961, he and co-author Dr. Henry Morris produced the classic book, “The Genesis Flood,” which has served as a textbook around the world now for more than 56 years.

To honor Dr. Whitcomb on this birthday weekend, we have reached into our library to find a classic creation message in which he talks about “The Genesis Flood”: both the topic and the book, and also its late co-author, Dr. Morris, who was Dr. Whitcomb’s beloved friend for many years. The message was recorded at Grace Baptist Bible College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and we thank them for allowing us to bring it to you here. God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end. With host Wayne Shepherd we thank you for joining us to hear it again as we wish Dr. Whitcomb a very “Happy 94th Birthday”!

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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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