(849) THE VERACITY OF THE BIBLE
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
The criteria is that “When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him” ..Deu. 18: 22
The greatest identity of the word of God is that it is the truth. It is possible if there is something that we do not understand but it is a lie, is simply not possible, because God has knowledge of the hidden, and knows everything from the beginning to the end.
Today we will see what is written in the Bible presented as the word of God that does not meet this standard.
In the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke, is written the genealogy of Jesus that begins with Joseph.
If both the writers of the Gospels don’t agree that Joseph was the father, then the other genealogy and contradictions are rendered useless.
The Christian apologists try to say that Luke wrote the genealogy of the Holy Mary, but Luke himself says it is that of Joseph.
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was [the son] of Heli 3:23
Both the genealogies show that Joseph was from David’s offspring. But if Joseph is not the father of Jesus, then Jesus has no use of these genealogies.
We have to think why are these genealogies written in the Gospels if these are not of any use for Jesus (peace be upon him)??
The answer our Christian friends won’t like, because the answer is that the authors of the Gospels didn’t know that the birth of Jesus was from a virgin.
The virgin birth appears to be a later insertion by the church.
Just note that the genealogy is written in two gospels, and both of them want to fit Jesus to the Messiah prediction according to which he has to be from the descendants of David.
So they both wrote Jesus as the son of Joseph. Now see the other interesting thing is that the birth from a virgin is written only in their gospels, the other two authors did not consider the birth from a virgin as important.
So just think, both say Jesus was the son of Joseph and both say he was born of a virgin.
BIRTH FROM A VIRGIN DISCONNECTS THE RELATIONSHIP WITH DAVID, AND LONG GENEALOGIES ONLY BLACKEN PAPER IN VAIN.
Christian friends are invited to tell why Joseph’s genealogy is written in the Gospels and why Jesus is written in them as the son of Joseph.
And also explain how Jesus was from the descendants of David, whereas it is necessary from the descendants of David.
But if we read the letter of the elder Paul to the Romans, it is written
Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh. Romans 1:3
It seems that even Paul did not know the birth from a virgin, or all were altering the word of God to prove him as a Messiah.
Paul clearly writes that Jesus was from David’s abode because he needs a perfect relationship to be a Messiah. And born from a virgin can’t keep that relationship.
But when you read the letter of John, it is written that Jesus was born from God. (God forbid).
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
1 John 3:9
Some Christian apologists try to say that Jesus was adopted by Joseph, but this may be useful to fool Christians, nonetheless, it is not important to any critical thinker because the Messiah must be a heir from the descendants, and an adopted one doesn’t fall in this category.
JESUS WAS EITHER THE SON OF JOSEPH OR NOT A DESCENDANT OF DAVID.
Women were not counted in the descendants because in those days it was understood that complete birth is only from the sperm of a man and the womb of a woman is only the land where the seed is sown. The involvement of a woman was not known till the nineteenth century. (Although the Bible also mentions the genealogy of women).
According to Matthew, Jesus was born in the era of Herod the Great, and Luke says that the birth took place when the Quirinius was the governor of Syria, and the census was taking place in Israel. These two things cannot be true together.
First of all, Herod died in four BC and the census was held in six or seven AD, and Quirinius was not even the governor of Syria until four BC.
Luke and Matthew agree that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but Luke says he lived in Nazareth and went from there to Bethlehem, but Matthew says he returned from Egypt to Nazareth because he was afraid to go to Judah.
According to Matthew, a prophecy for birth in Bethlehem was fulfilled.
O Bethlehem, the land of Judah, you are not the smallest of the rulers of Judah. For from you there shall come a leader who will build the flock of my people Israel. Matthew 2:6
And that prophecy was this.
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall he come forth unto me [that is] to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from everlasting. 5:2
Bethlehem Ephratah or Bethlehem Judah?
BETHLEHEM EPHRATAH OR BETHLEHEM JUDAH?
SMALL OR NOT SMALL??
IS IT A TRIBE OR AN AREA?
AMONG THE RULERS OR IN THE THOUSANDS?
Then they say where did it change?
When did it change?
Who changed it??
(850) THE VERACITY OF THE BIBLE
Matthew mentions the fulfillment of many prophecies in the birth of Jesus and the immediate post-events.
Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, which is translated, “God with us”. Matthew 1: 23
14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Assuredly, my Lord will give you a sign of His own accord! Look, the young woman is with child and about to give birth to a son. Let her name him Immanuel.
If you read Isaiah chapter 7 from Tanak, you will come to know that this prophecy was not for Jesus, but a sign to console King Ahaz after the attack on Judah, that it will not happen again.
There is the mention: “The Young Woman Is with Child”, which was converted to “Will Conceive” and remember, Jesus was never named Emmanuel. To hide the shame (for face saving), they wrote a translation with the name for the comfort of their heart. BUT IN ISAIAH EVERYTHING IS CLEAR AND IT IS ABOUT NAMING ONLY.
THERE IS NO MENTION OF THE BOY TO BE EMMANUEL. Matthew writes further that Herod killed all children two years and under from Bethlehem and surrounding areas to kill Jesus, so that what was said by the Prophet Jeremiah be fulfilled.
18. In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. Matthew 2:18
If you read the chapter thirty in Jeremiah, it will be clear that what Matthew has invented for Jesus is related to the Babylonian captivity.
15. Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not. 31:15
16. Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
17. And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.
Matthew sends Mary and Joseph to Egypt, and says that by their return, the prophecy was fulfilled.
15 And he remained there until the death of Herod, so that what the Lord had spoken through the prophet may be fulfilled, that I called my son out of Egypt. Matthew 2:15
If you read the chapter eleven of Hosea, you will be informed that it is not a prophecy, but it is about the exodus of the Israelites.
The list of crimes of Herod is long, but infanticide/child killing is not one of them. Jewish historian Josephus speaks emphatically in his books about the crimes of Herod, BUT EVEN HE DOES NOT MENTION SUCH A HEINOUS CRIME.
FOR MORE EVIDENCE, READ THE GOSPEL OF LUKE. NOTHING LIKE THIS HAPPENED THERE. LUKE SAYS JESUS WAS CIRCUMCISED ON THE SEVENTH DAY, COMPLETED FORTY DAYS OF PURIFICATION, WENT TO JERUSALEM, AND SACRIFICED, AND RETURNED HOME.
He used to go to Jerusalem every year on Passover.
But Matthew brings the Zoroastrians from the east, who followed the stars from the east to the palace of Herod.
THOSE WHO CAME FROM SO FAR AND LATER REACHED THE CHILD LOOKING AT THE STAR, HOW THEY LOST THE WAY, IS KNOWN ONLY TO MATTHEW.
It appears, Matthew used to read the Tanak while writing the Gospel, searching for the events, which he would presume to be prophecies about the Messiah, and then invent incidents about the life of Jesus to fit to those presumed prophecies.
Such a stretch of imagination was also done when Jesus was riding a donkey and reached Jerusalem.
Rejoice greatly, Fair Zion; Raise a shout, Fair Jerusalem! Lo, your king is coming to you. He is victorious, triumphant,
Yet humble, riding on an ass, on a donkey foaled by a she-ass. Zechariah 9: 9
Matthew could not read Hebrew properly, and he made donkey, rather young donkey, to two donkeys, and presented Jesus to ride on two donkeys.
This is the evidence that has become a bone in the throat of the church that can neither be swallowed, nor got rid of (Big problem to solve). The gospel writers have taken prophecies from the Tanak to fit to fake incidents of Jesus,
OTHERWISE, ONE LEG ON ONE DONKEY, THE OTHER ON ANOTHER YOUNG DONKEY, WHICH ARE UNEQUAL IN HEIGHT AND SPEED; YOU CAN WELL IMAGINE WHAT A SCENE IS CREATED.
The Gospel of Matthew is full of prophecies that were fulfilled, and if such events are to be created by themselves to fulfill the prophecies, anyone can become a God of gullible Christians.
SUCH CONTRADICTIONS OF THE GOSPELS TESTIFY THAT THE DISCIPLES OF JESUS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THESE WRITINGS; THOSE WERE WRITTEN AFTER THE PASSING AWAY OF
THE DISCIPLES, AND THEN THE CHURCH, UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ROMAN PAGANS, EDITED AND CHANGED THEM, SO THAT OTHER RELIGIONS COULD BE INCLUDED IN CHRISTIANITY.
(851) THE VERACITY OF THE BIBLE
John the Baptist knew Jesus so well that he leaped after hearing greetings of the Holy Mary, even when he was still in the womb of his mother. But it is surprising that then the Holy Mary had had conceived only a few days ago and yet there had nothing been formed of Jesus.
If you consult the biological science, you will know what stages the body has to go through and when it takes life.
At the time of baptism, John, looking at Jesus, says, ′′ He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me,
whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose” And he is Son of God. John 1:27-36
After giving such a great testimony, John the Baptist himself contradicts it by his action when he sends his disciples saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? Luke 7:19
IF JOHN THE BAPTIST KNEW THAT JESUS WAS THE SON OF GOD, WHY DIDN’T HE HIMSELF BECOME A FOLLOWER OF JESUS? WHY DIDN’T THE DISCIPLES OF THE PROPHET JOHN BECOME THE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS?
John’s disciples remained faithful to him even after his death, and a sect of his followers remained for centuries; while in difficult times, all the disciples of Jesus fled and denied him.
Not only this, according to the Gospel, the angel also testified about Jesus; according to the Gospel of Matthew, the angel said to Joseph that the son of Mary will save his people from sins. According to the Gospel of Luke, the angel tells Mary that her son will be called Son of God, and he will sit on the throne of David forever. And the Holy Mary said to Elizabeth, due to this child, henceforth all the generations will call me blessed.
IF ALL THESE THINGS WERE TRUE, THEN WHY DID HIS FRIENDS THINK JESUS WAS INSANE? Mark 3:21
John used to baptize people for cleansing from sins, (Matthew 3:11) and Jesus came to be baptized by John.
On the one hand, baptism for cleansing of sins and on the other hand, ′′ WHO CAN PROVE THE SIN”? Although in Mark 10:18, Jesus himself says, ′′ Why do you call me good? Only God is good.
But if all this be true, and Luke wrote the Gospel in order, Jesus was never baptized by John the Baptist; the latter was jailed before Jesus was baptized. (Luke 3:20-21))
Look at the Passover, Matthew, Mark, and Luke in their Gospels are feeding Passover to Jesus, while John’s Gospel tells that Jesus was crucified on the Passover Day. (John 19:14) v (Matthew 26:17)
Now these two statements don’t meet any standard of truth.
WHO INVENTED THE BLESSED SACRAMENT/THE LAST SUPPER?
The three Gospels tell us that the ritual of Blessed Sacrament/The Last Supper took place during the Passover meal.
There was no such ritual mentioned in the Gospel of John and before the Passover, Jesus had already drunk the cup of martyrdom.
But the most surprising thing is of Paul:
23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
24 And when he had given thanks, he break it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the New Testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. (Corinthians 1: 11)
Note that Paul says I got this from Jesus directly. Just think, Paul is writing these things after twenty years of Jesus, and if the ritual had been a routine in the church, Paul would have already known it. But Paul says that the things I teach have not reached me from any human being, nor have I been taught by any man. (Galatians 1: 11-12)
The Last Supper was not even an invention of Paul, but it was a borrowed ritual which was borrowed from Mithraism.
Until Constantine came to Christianity, this religion was the rival of Christianity among the gentiles.
Even in Mithraism, Mithra died and resurrected for the sins of men. Mithra’s followers also had eternal life. The following words were also part of their congregational worship:
′′Whosoever shall not eat my body and drink my blood, that he may be made one with me and I with him, he shall not be saved”.
Church fathers Justin Martyr and Tertullian tried to say that Mithraism had copied the Last Supper from Christianity, but since this ritual was long ago in Mithraism, the Church fathers stated that it was copied by the demons from Christianity. It’s because the demons know before something is done.
And the followers of Mithra got it from demons.
If you study Mithraism, it will be of interest to you that there used to be a huge center of Mithraism in Tarsus, Cilicia, to which elder Paul also belonged.
Paul himself admits that he did not know Jesus in his lifetime, and he never had any meeting with Jesus. He says his beliefs are the result of his own revelations and vision.
These visions and revelations don’t come from somewhere just for nothing; they reflect the mental condition of a human being, what is already in his/her subconscious. Most of the visions and revelations of Paul, and the theology made as a result thereof, were already present in Mithraism.
And that we see Jesus saying in the Gospels what Paul would tell the Corinthians after so many years. This is a clear proof that the Church Fathers changed the Gospels to make room for theology of Paul, and this theology replaced the theology of the disciples of Jesus.
OR the Gospel writers never knew the disciples of Jesus and it became the compulsion of the Gospel writers to accommodate those things in the Gospels, because Paul’s theology had already made its place in the Church before the gospels were written.
(853) THE VERACITY OF THE BIBLE
There are many incidents written in the New Testament that even Christians don’t understand, and then they have nothing to say except, “you can’t understand the word of God until and unless you are filled with the Holy Spirit”.
But the truth is simple (Lies are complex); and if a narrative is based on events, but it is not understood, it is far, rather very far, from the truth.
Such an incident is recorded in the Gospels, which seems to be far, very far away from the truth, and the only reason for it to be fabricated is that some more prophecies should be shown to have been fulfilled.
So, the Chosen Disciple and Treasurer of Jesus, Judas Iscariot, turned out to be a traitor.
What betrayal did he commit? It is said that he became instrumental in the arrest of Jesus.
Now any sensible person should think whose arrest is it that needs spying?
The spying for the arrest is needed for a criminal, who keeps hiding, gets a chance to commit a crime and then hides, who has done something like theft, robbery, or murder and who is clueless and needs to be informed about.
But what was Jesus doing?
He was preaching One and the Only God, performing miracles, healing the sick; not in a hide, but in front of a great crowd, and such a huge crowd that Jesus had to get into a boat for fear of being crushed, and so many people were there that eating of meal became impossible. (Mark 3) Not only this, he also fed five thousand people, and performed other great things as well; in front of the people and in the crowd.
So, what was the difficulty in catching hold of Jesus? Any person would have followed him when Jesus went out of the crowd and would have arrested him.
Rather, Jesus, being a religious leader, used to argue with the people who were to arrest him, and he was with them in the temple; rather, he was brought up there, the son of the well-known Yusuf Carpenter, whose brothers’ names were known to the people. So why did they need an informer?
Now let us see how trustworthy is the story written for the prophecies?
It is written that the Chief Priests and the Jurisprudents were looking for an opportunity to arrest Jesus, and Judas says, ′′What will you give me if I help you to arrest him”. So, they weighed thirty silver pieces and gave those to him.
Lo! The twist comes in the story as soon as it starts. Now, one should think that those who didn’t know Jesus enough to catch him without information, how much they knew Judas that they quickly weighed 30 silver pieces and gave him just on saying “if I help his arrest”?
And then Judas went with all the pieces to eat the Passover with Jesus and his disciples. But no one asked him
“Dear! How this money bag has become so heavy?
Listen more! Judas was also suspected of stealing donations.
However, Jesus also recognized the betrayal of Judas and he identified him in front of all the disciples when Judas asked, ′′ Rabbi, am I the one? Jesus said, ′′You have said it yourself”. Matthew 26:25
However, then neither Judas became worried, nor the disciples suspected anything serious. It remained all normal, as if it was not a great deal for Jesus to be arrested through one of his own companions. But nothing happened. Had Judas to commit suicide, this was the right time when Jesus identified him as a betrayer in front of all his fellows.
But nothing happened and Jesus gave him the same portion of his body and the blood of the covenant as to anyone else. But it is not known if that benefited Judas or not.
The arrest took place at night and in the next morning Jesus was handed over to Pilate. The court of Pilate did not start yet when Judas threw the silver pieces into the temple and killed himself by hanging.
Matthew says that what was said by the Prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled and then himself referred to the Scripture of Zechariah the Prophet.
Matthew didn’t even know that silver pieces were used during the era of Zechariah, but those had been abandoned three hundred years before Jesus.
Regular currency was in use during the era of Jesus. Matthew was expert in fabricating such stories which he would fabricate to fulfill prophesies that he would read in the Tanakh. What happened if he made the mistake in JEREMIAH and ZACHARIAH?
But Jesus has set Judas on the throne to judge the children of Israel. Now, one may do anything whatever one likes.
And who bought that Field?
The Chief Priests bought it. (Matthew 27:7)
Judas himself bought it. (The Acts 1:18)
Judas hanged himself. (Matthew 27:5)
He fell on his head and his entrails gushed out. (The Acts 1:18)
Christian apologists try to say that Judas hanged himself and then the rope broke and he fell on his head.
One May Ask Whether The Hanging Rope Was Put In His Neck Or Was He Hanging Upside Down By Tying His Ankles?
IF WE ASK PAUL, JUDAS DID NOT DIE BECAUSE JESUS APPEARED TO THE TWELVE AFTER HIS RESURRECTION.
The field is called the Field of Blood because it was bought with blood money. (Matthew 27:8)
That field is called the Field of Blood because the stomach of Judas burst, and his entrails came out. (Acts 1:18-19)
We can understand to some extent the helplessness of these people.
If you have to fabricate a belief, you have to give account of the disappearance of two people.
BEHOLD, JESUS WAS SAVED BY GOD ACCORDING TO THE PROPHECIES, AND GOD ALSO LIFTED HIM UP.
Now the one who was caught to be crucified was Judas Iscariot. I MEAN NOT A TRAITOR, RATHER A FAITHFUL.
Since the belief of Jesus’ resurrection was fabricated, the Gospels’ writers had to give justification for the disappearance of Judas. They thought it better to kill him as a Traitor, because people would question if Jesus was crucified, where was Judas Iscariot?
(854) THE VERACITY OF THE BIBLE
THE CASE OF JESUS, THE CROSS AND THE RESURRECTION
Before I give an analysis of the story written in the Gospels, it is also important to say that anyone who knows even a little bit of Jewish laws, he/she must find it impossible that the chief priests and elders of the Jewish arrested Jesus on their sacred festival of Passover, adjudicated him during the night, questioned him and looked for false witnesses to kill him.
So Jesus was arrested and taken to Caiaphas, according to Matthew, Luke and Mark.
But John says “No”, he was first taken to Annas, the father-in-law of Caiaphas, nobody knows after how long later he was sent to the chief priest.
Matthew says that the arresters took Jesus to the chief priest where the Jurists and the elders were gathered. Matthew 26:57
Mark says the jurists and the elders gathered after Jesus was brought there. Mark 14:53
But Luke says it’s not true. THEY GATHERED TOGETHER ON THE NEXT DAY.
66 When the day came, the chief priests and the scribes, the elders of the nation gathered together, and they brought him to the court of their president. Luke 22:66
And when we ask John, he says, no elder or jurist spoke to Jesus there except the chief priests. Rather, even the priest did not go to the castle to Pilate, lest he become defiled for the Passover.
Let us move ahead: Pilate wanted to release Jesus, but the Jews shouted to release Barabbas and crucify Jesus. Pure Fiction, the only purpose is to accuse the Jews. Bye the way, this Barabbas, son of father, too was named Jesus, who was released.
But what did Barabbas do?
He was imprisoned for rebellion and murder. Luke 23:19
But in John 18:40, Barabbas was a Robber.
At that time two robbers were crucified with him: One on the right and the other on the left. Matthew 38:27
Now consider that Barabbas who was released was imprisoned for rebellion and murder crime according to Mark and Luke.
The Roman government can’t be expected to release at any cost a rebel found out to be a murderer during a rebel. NOT AT ALL.
And if he was a robber, as it is said that two other robbers were crucified with Jesus, a little perusal of the Roman law of the time will tell you that it is a Fabricated Fiction; DEATH PENALTY WAS NOT THERE IN THE LAW for any robbery.
As far as the statement that the Governor used to release a prisoner at the behest of the people every Passover is concerned, it is respectfully stated that a governor of the Roman government could only postpone the crucifixion of a criminal until the end of a religious festival, He Did Not Enjoy the Powers to Release A Prisoner.
Matthew writes that Pilate wanted to release Jesus but under the crowd pressure ordered him to be crucified. This is ANOTHER FICTIOTIOUS STORY. Famous historian Josephus writes that Pilate was a cruel governor and to control a crowd, he used to issue order to his soldiers to batten charge it, in which people would die as well; and at last, he was called back to Rome because of his cruelty.
Matthew, Mark, and John say that when Pilate handed over Jesus to the soldiers, the soldiers stripped Jesus and put a scarlet robe on him and put a crown of thorns on his head. But when we ask Luke, he says he did not know of any crown of thorns but shiny garment was given to Jesus.
Who carried the cross? Jesus or maybe Simon Cyrenian, it is not known.
John says the mother of Jesus, the sister of Jesus’s mother (was there any sister of the Holy Mary?), Mary the wife of Clopas, Mary Magdalene and a disciple stood by the cross.
This fiction is also against the historical reality. The Roman soldiers used to monitor the crucifixion area, and what to talk of the relatives, even no one else was allowed to come close to it.
The Gospels’ writers have tried to portray such imagery as if it was not the crucifixion of three humans rather it was a spectacle happening in a festival.
And Jesus was talking to his mother and a disciple forgetting all the sorrows of the cross.
Gospel of Matthew 27: It is written that the moment Jesus died, there was an earthquake, and the graves were opened, many bodies of saints were raised. They remained lying in the graves for three days, so that Jesus should be the first to rise and come out of the grave.
But after the resurrection of Jesus, they also went to Jerusalem and met many people. Matthew has gone too far; the saints had risen, the veil of the temple was torn, the rocks were broken, and nobody knew of it Except Matthew?
The Saints could not be from the Romans, apparently, they would have been Jews; and there should have been a riot in the city. However, neither any other writer of a Gospel wrote about it, nor any historian of that time got the news about it.
Do You know who was the first to see the empty grave?
There was one woman (John)
There were two women (Matthew)
There were three women (Mark)
There were many women (Luke)
What did the women see when they went to the grave??
Mary Magdalene, when she saw the tomb empty, she rushed to Simon Peter and another disciple to tell them that they had had taken Jesus out and she did not know where had he been kept. (Gospel of John)
There come many earthquakes in Matthew’s story. And as soon as the women reached the grave, an earthquake came and an angel came and showed the women the empty grave and told them that Jesus had risen.
Mark says that the stone had already been removed and a young man was sitting inside the grave.
Luke says there were two men.
This story of crucifixion is a masterpiece of contradictions, but still inspirational; no two testimonies agree with each other, but still true.
No one knows how long Jesus stayed on earth after the resurrection.
Luke sends him from Bethany to heaven on the same day.
Matthew didn’t know about the ascension, or it wasn’t so important for him to mention it in his Gospel. And Jesus says, I am with you forever till the end of the world. PERHAPS MATTHEW THOUGHT HE WOULD ALWAYS BE HERE ON EARTH.
Marks ended the story by chasing the women from the grave, maybe they also didn’t know about Heavenly Ascension.
John also became silent after showing Jesus’s appearance to his disciples.
So, Only Luke Was Able to Investigate and Discover That Jesus Ascended To Heaven.
The Gospel of Luke shows that he was taken to heaven from Bethany that night.
But the book of Acts was also written by the same Luke, and there he writes that Jesus (peace be upon him) stayed on the earth for forty days after the resurrection and then was lifted up from the Mount of Olives to heaven.
THE SAME AUTHOR, THE SAME EVENT, BUT CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS.
So, for the rest of the Gospels’ writers, heavenly ascension was Not So Important that it could be written in a Gospel.
IS ALL THIS STILL INSPIRATIONAL?
Allah knows Best.