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John Whitcomb: September 26, 2016

In the previous two programs we have seen “The Need for Christian Evidences”—but what are their limitations?

Dr. John Whitcomb tackles this difficult issue today on “Encounter God’s Truth,” in another message that originated in the auditorium at Appalachian Bible College in Mount Hope, W.V. We thank this good school for allowing us to share it with you.

With help from host Wayne Shepherd, our teacher explains that since God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end, it must be our ultimate authority—even governing how we understand and use apologetics and “Christian Evidences.”

Thank you for listening to and sharing this insightful, faith-building broadcast from Whitcomb Ministries. It is our joy and privilege to meet you weekly on radio and the Internet to communicate this kind of classical Bible teaching. May you be blessed through hearing today!

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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.