According to Muslims, Christians don’t know who wrote the Gospels and therefore, the Gospels are not good evidence of what Jesus Christ taught. They reason that since there is no Gospel according to Jesus Christ, then Jesus Christ did not write a Gospel. And since Jesus Christ did not write a Gospel, we don’t know where the four Gospels came from.
They are wrong.
- We know the four authors of the Gospels.
Gospel of St. Matthew - St. Matthew was the tax collector who became the Apostle.
Gospel of St. Mark - Mark was the disciple who became St. Peter’s secretary. The Gospel of St. Mark could actually be called the Gospel of St. Peter as written by St. Mark.
The Gospel of St. Luke - St. Luke was a disciple who was also a physician and became a companion of St. Paul’s.
The Gospel of St. John - St. John is the Beloved Disciple, the brother of St. James and the youngest of the Apostles.
- Jesus did not write a Gospel. Jesus gave a testimony of words and works which were witnessed and attested by the Apostles. The word “gospel” means “good news”. In Christian circles it has come to mean, “the good news of Jesus Christ”. So, the Gospel of St. John means “the Good News of Jesus Christ” according to St. John.
These definitions of Gospel are from the Internet:
[size=]the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ’s life and teachings
In Christianity, Gospels are a genre of Early Christian literature essentially concerning the message and meaning of Jesus. Each of the four canonic gospels reveals the “Good News” about Christ’s life and presence embedded in a narrative of Jesus Christ’s life. The word derives from the Old English word for “Good News”, a translation of the Greek word ευαγγέλιον, evangelion. …
3.As you can see, Christians have very good evidence indeed for the authencity of the Gospels.
a. The Gospels were written by eyewitnesses of Jesus life and works.
b. They were written by men who consider lying a sin against God.
c. Therefore, the Gospels can be considered sworn testimonies.
- But lets consider the nature of Mohammed’s evidence.
Did anyone else see or hear the Angel’s testimony? No. Only Mohammed.
Essentially, Islam has one unsubstantiated witness testimony. This is a witness who teaches that lying is advisable in certain situations.
Christianity has four eyewitness testimonies which substantiate each other. These are witnesses that would rather die than offend their Lord by lying.