What John saw that caused him to believe

The Text:

John 20:7  And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

The Mistaken Muslim Challenge:

Top 100 Reasons, Reason 47, Jesus Was Never Crucified, Killed And Died For Others

Mary Magdalene And Others Did Not See Anyone In The Tomb Nor Outside Of It

– If some women or a woman saw some angels in a vision, a man, two man in person, two angels in person, or an angel in person, we have many authors in each gospel, if you are told the Gospel of Mark, John, Matthew, Luke just forget about that and these authors are not eyewitnesses, otherwise there would be no contradictions amongst them about the crucifixion and the resurrection

– This gives us an impression that Mary Magdalene and other Mary did not see anyone, otherwise Mary and other women would not contradict their own words, only a lie has different versions, unless Christians admit the holy spirit wasn’t with the disciples, Mary and other Mary

-If the New Testament is inspired by God, it’s not made up and Mary Magdalene and other Mary went to the tomb for real, there would be no contradictions. Therefore 2 Timothy 3:16 is false and fabricated. Paul the founder of the crucifixion, resurrection, trinity, Christianity said “all the scripture is God-breathed, the reasons is to guide and correcting people, so a book that has contradictions and needs to be corrected cannot correct us and anything else

– The crucifixion and the resurrection is man made, it’s based on Philippians 1:18, it says you are allowed to lie when preaching Jesus christ. If the foundations are destroyed what can the righteous do? (Psalms 11:3).

My Response:

I trust that you are not knowingly misreading and misrepresenting the genuine and true historic first century primary source records now found in the 27 books of the New Testament.

Here are some verses which, properly and fully understood, change everything and ought to by themselves answer the mistaken perspective you continue to promote:

John 20:1  The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
Joh 20:2  Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
Joh 20:3  Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.
Joh 20:4  So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
Joh 20:5  And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.
Joh 20:6  Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
Joh 20:7  And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
Joh 20:8  Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

What John personally saw caused him to believe.

What did John see that was so striking?

Joh 20:7  And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

wrapped together. or, rolled, or coiled round and round. Gr. entulissō (S# G1794). Used elsewhere, only in Mat 27:59 and Luk 23:53 of the linen cloth. Here it implies that the cloth had been folded around the head as a turban is folded, and that it lay still in the form of a turban. The linen clothes also lay exactly as they were when swathed round the body. The Lord had passed out of them, not needing, as Lazarus (John 11:44), to be loosed. It was this sight that convinced John (John 20:8).

In plain English, Jesus arose bodily from the dead but left his grave clothes behind and undisturbed. His body was no longer there, but risen from the dead.

Peter and John were eye witnesses to the fact of the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, and met with Him shortly thereafter where they handled Him and witnessed Him eat a meal before their very eyes as the Gospel record in Luke 24 records (Luke 24:38-43).

Luke 24:38  And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
Luk 24:39  Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
Luk 24:40  And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
Luk 24:41  And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
Luk 24:42  And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
Luk 24:43  And he took it, and did eat before them.

May I kindly caution and warn you not to continue to twist the Scriptures to your own destruction (2 Peter 3:16).

God’s Warning:

2Pe 3:16  As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

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