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John Whitcomb: August 19, 2019

Acts chapter 3 gives the account of a mighty miracle performed by the Apostle Peter, with the Apostle John by his side. Yet the biggest lessons we learn from this passage do not relate to our performing of sign miracles—but rather to very practical matters of ministry in the midst of tremendous spiritual opportunity, blended with opposition and the threat of persecution. Furthermore, it’s against this backdrop that the apostles actually offer the nation of Israel an opportunity to receive Christ as king—and to enter His earthly kingdom—one more time following the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, and His ascension back to heaven. This week on “Encounter God’s Truth,” author and theologian Dr. John Whitcomb shows us how this context has much to teach us about the “unconditional covenant commitment” that God made with Abraham and his descendants, the nation of Israel. He brings Part One of a new message on “The Re-offer of the Kingdom,” as we continue in Volume One of our series titled “Acts: Witness of the Early Church.” Whitcomb Ministries thanks Middletown Bible Church in Middletown, Connecticut, for permission to broadcast this audio, which reinforces the fact that God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end. With host Wayne Shepherd, we thank you for listening.

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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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