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John Whitcomb: June 3, 2019

If you are a regular listener to "Encounter God’s Truth," you know that Dr. John Whitcomb is widely known as an Old Testament professor. The one New Testament book that he has lectured on extensively is the book of Acts—the only inspired history book of the church.

He tackled the massive project of teaching through this book over the course of six years at the Independent Fundamental Bible Conference—a gathering held annually at the Middletown Bible Church in Middletown, Connecticut. We present these studies with much gratitude to them for their help and assistance. This week, then, we open Volume One of our study of the second book written by Luke to Theophilus, which tells us how the church began to minister in the days following “The Ascension of Christ.”

God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end! Host Wayne Shepherd reminds us of that, and adds helpful background to our study. Thanks for listening—and please share this with a friend!

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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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