Islam 635 AD
Gospel of John 100 AD
Some 535 years later, over five centuries, the Quran is written by Muhammad.
John was an eyewitness to Jesus’ coming. For 3 1/2 years he walked with him, talked with him, ate and drank with him, and witnessed Him as the Son of God. Seeing miracles and words of truth, hearing His teaching, watching Him defy natural law by walking on the waters of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus raised the dead and was raised from the dead. Was crucified, buried, and seen by John and the disciples after the resurrection.
John writes at the end of his book, “But there are also many other things which Jesus did, which, if they were written in detail, I expect that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written.” (John 21:25 NASB2020) So many things He did that libraries of the world could not catalog them.
Muhammad, the author of the Quran, says, “Jesus had not died before going up to God, nor will he die before the day of resurrection.” The interpretation by most Muslims is that Jesus entered heaven alive.
He entered heaven alive but as the resurrected Christ, the only begotten Son of God.
John, with Mary the Mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene were there at the cross as witnesses of His death. They saw His suffering and heard His words spoken by Him. It is written that He died, was buried, and rose again on the third day, just as He said.
For Muhammad, who was not an eyewitness, some six centuries later, to deny this overwhelming evidence proves without a doubt the validity of the Bible as fact and not fiction. The inaccuracy of the Quran and Muhammad’s writings concerning Jesus cannot be substantiated. The overwhelming number of eyewitnesses and the documentation written in the gospels, of Jesus’ life, cannot be denied, only believed.