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Does the Gospel of John say an Eyewitness wrote it?Yes,the Beloved Disciple(John)

John has 2 conclusions:

John 20:30-31

John 21:24-25.

We have a person called “the BELOVED DISCIPLE” who appears:

1.At the LAST SUPPER,with Jesus:John 13:21-25

2.At the crucifixion,Jesus talks to him:John 19:25-27

3.Goes to the EMPTY TOMB with Peter after the resurrection:John 20:1-3.

CHAPTER 21 (last one) NOT WRITTEN BY THE BELOVED DISCIPLE

The beloved disciple appears in John 21:7-8.We know John was among the group of people mentioned in John 21 since in:

John 21:1-2:

” Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Tiberias. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (called Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together.”

In the NT “sons of Zebedee”=John and James(not James,half-brother of Jesus,another James):

Marc 3:16-17:

“These are the twelve he appointed:

Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter) James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means Sons of Thunder); Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.”

THE BELOVED DISCIPLE AMONG THEM (IS IT JOHN?):

John 21:7-8:

“Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water.”
Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.”

CONCLUSION OF JOHN 21 SAYS THE BELOVED DISCIPLE WROTE THE BOOK OF JOHN

John 21:17-25:

” The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. I tell you the truth, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”

Peter turned and saw that the BELOVED DSICIPLE was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”

Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” Because of this, the rumor spread among the brothers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?”

Then the Text says

“1.This is the DISCIPLE who testifies to these things

2.And who wrote them down (My Words:it refers to the BELOVED DISCIPLE).

3.We know that his testimony is true (My Words:it refers to the testimony of the BELOVED DISCIPLE).

Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.”

Suggestion

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http://www.muhammadtube.com/

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