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John Whitcomb: March 3, 2020

We conclude our time of “Remembering Dr. John Whitcomb” on this edition of “Encounter God’s Truth”—focusing this week on Dr. Whitcomb’s influence on his many disciples. We will consider how Dr. Whitcomb both taught and modeled the truth of his life verse, 2 Timothy 2:2. In addition to listening to a message that he delivered on this text almost 25 years ago at the Independent Fundamental Bible Conference, held at Middletown Bible Church in Middletown, Connecticut, we will also hear testimonies from some of the “faithful men” that Dr. Whitcomb discipled through the years. With host Wayne Shepherd, we offer this tribute to encourage you with the certain hope that God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end. Whitcomb Ministries thanks Middletown Bible Church for its permission and assistance in using the audio on today’s program. We hope that you will share it with others!

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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.