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John Whitcomb: March 20, 2017

Does the geologic timetable offered by evolution match up with the Biblical record of creation? Bible teacher and author Dr. John Whitcomb will tell us why this is not the case this week on “Encounter God’s Truth.” We are beginning a series called, “Catastrophism is the Key.”  “The fossils came after Adam and Eve were created, not millions of years before,” states Dr. Whitcomb. He talks about his own journey away from attempts to compromise the book of Genesis through views such as the gap theory or the day-age theory. Our teacher also answers a question from host Wayne Shepherd, further developing this theme. The Bible, God’s Word, is true from the beginning to the end, therefore we are so glad to bring you its powerful content each week here on “Encounter God’s Truth”!

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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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