The gospel of John is clearly made up, with numerous contradictions between it and the other gospels. A major point is the destroying of the temple and it being rebuilt in 3 days, which we can see from the other gospels is a case for perjury.
Keywords: Jesus, Yeshua, Pharisees, Lies, Perjury, John, False, Gospel
Summary: The gospel of John is clearly made up, with numerous contradictions between it and the other gospels. A major point is the destroying of the temple and it being rebuilt in 3 days, which we can see from the other gospels is a case for perjury.
To begin let's go over what Yeshua stated standing outside of the temple with many witnesses.
Mat 24:1-2 Yeshua left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. (2) But he answered them, "You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down."
So here we see he declares and prophesied that the temple will be torn down; yet there is no mention of it being rebuilt in 3 days, anywhere in all 3 synoptic gospels (Mar 13:1-2, Luk 21:5-6, Mat 24:1-2).
We then find in both Matthew and Mark, that the false testimony of it being rebuilt in 3 days was made up by false witnesses of the Pharisees, to discredit Yeshua.
Mat 26:59-61 Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking false testimony against Yeshua that they might put him to death, (60) but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward (61) and said, "This man said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to rebuild it in three days.'"
Mar 14:55-59 Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking testimony against Yeshua to put him to death, but they found none. (56) For many bore false witness against him, but their testimony did not agree. (57) And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying, (58) "We heard him say, 'I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.'" (59) Yet even about this their testimony did not agree.
So clearly in both these testimonies, it states that the false witnesses made it up, that he would destroy the temple and rebuild it in 3 days. We know this did not happen, the temple was destroyed some 70 years later and will never be rebuilt; according to prophecy a 3rd temple will be built, not the 2nd one again.
So then we look in John, its stating that the evidence we just saw as falsified is still being told as truth.
Joh 2:19-22 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." (20) The Jews then said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?" (21) But he was speaking about the temple of his body. (22) When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
So in John its claiming 'the disciples knew he meant the body', yet in the gospels accounts of what he did say, there is no mention of his disciples concluding this and in both Matthew the tax collector and Mark the fisherman accounts (possible disciples), they don't mention it, instead they state its a lie made up by the Pharisee's false witnesses.
We find at the cross the Pharisee came mocking him with this same statement (Mat 27:39-40, Mar 15:29-30), that they perceived to be true; thus explaining why John who was possibly a pharisee author
, still tells it as truth, even though we can clearly see it was made up about the temple being rebuilt in three days.
Mar 15:29-30 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, "Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, (30) save yourself, and come down from the cross!"
So with all of the other false statements and contradictions within John
proving the whole book untrustworthy, this is just one of many cases of perjury that is clear within it.