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John Whitcomb: June 24, 2019

Christians all around the world are celebrating the day of Pentecost—the birthday of the church—this weekend, having remembered the ascension of Christ last week. But do you really understand the true meaning and importance of these events?

On this week’s edition of "Encounter God’s Truth," Dr. John Whitcomb concludes his message called “The Ascension of Christ.” It opens Volume One of a brand new, long-term series called “Acts: Witness of the Early Church.” We present it with thanks to Middletown Bible Church in Middletown, Connecticut, where Dr. Whitcomb first delivered it before the Independent Fundamental Bible Conference. In today’s lesson, our speaker will trace the significance of Jesus’ ascension through both the Old and New Testaments. In fact, you may be surprised to learn how prominent this subject is all throughout the Bible. God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end! With host Wayne Shepherd, we pray that it will make a dynamic impact upon your life 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.