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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  • December 15, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: December 15, 2014: Consider how the Gospel of John opens by describing the marvel of Christ’s incarnation—this...

  • December 06, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: December 8, 2014: The First Christmas (Part 2)Genesis 3:15

  • December 01, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: December 1, 2014: We turn our attention to the celebration of Advent this week on "Encounter God’s Truth." Old...

  • November 23, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: November 24, 2014: Our need to give thanks will never be finished! All this month on “Encounter God’s Truth”...

  • November 16, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: November 17, 2014: Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to this special holiday edition of “Encounter God’s Truth” with...

  • November 10, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: November 10, 2014: Thankful - For What God Allows (Text: Job 2:1-13)

  • November 03, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: November 3, 2014: Dr. John Whitcomb begins a very special series from the book of Job this week on “Encounter...

  • October 27, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: October 27, 2014: God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end! A humble monk and priest named Martin...

  • October 20, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: October 20, 2014: Are you prepared for the time when the earth’s conditions will echo those of the days of...

  • October 13, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: October 13, 2014: An Evening with Creation Apologetic Pioneers (Part 5)

  • October 06, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: October 6, 2014: Dr. John Whitcomb reminds us of the vital necessity of abiding in Christ on today’s edition...

  • September 29, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: September 29, 2014: How should we defend the Bible? What part does creationism play in Biblical apologetics?...

  • September 22, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: September 22, 2014: Brief Overview What if Dr. Henry Morris had never been introduced to Dr. John Whitcomb?...

  • September 15, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: September 15, 2014: This week on "Encounter God’s Truth,” host Wayne Shepherd introduces a discussion between...

  • September 08, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: September 8, 2014: “Chronology is the backbone of history, and history is the frame of reference for all...

  • September 01, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: September 1, 2014: Noah’s Ark and Christ Our Savior: Find out this week on "Encounter God’s Truth" with Bible...

  • August 25, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: August 25, 2014: According to Dr. John Whitcomb, there are two kinds of religion today in terms of origins:...

  • August 18, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: August 18, 2014: A strategic partnership was formed in 1953 when John Whitcomb met Henry Morris for the very...

  • August 11, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: August 11, 2014: “The Genesis Flood.” That, of course, is the title of a classic book co-authored by "...

  • August 04, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb: August 4 2014: We enjoy the second installment of our new series called “Creation Apologetics” this week on "...

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