Suit yourself, unthinking slave.<quoted text>
OH, now it is a "Christian Convert to Islam"? So the "Blame" has to be shared between Islam and Christianity?
Or may be first he was a Jew, then he converted to Christianity and then he converted to Islam?
Who knows when "experts" get on the tail, they can "discover and prove anything"!!
The ONLY thing these "experts" do not agree upon is the Truth!!
Why Barnabas should not write a Gospel, I do not know. he was there with Disciples since the very beginning. he fell out with Paul, so he must have some differences with him.
And these differences were not "why you take red pencil from my cupboard type"....they were deep theological differences.
So it is very "logical" for Barnabas to put his side of the story.
And it had to be different from Paul's views that is also certain.
And the Church is against this Gospel that is also certain.
6.4 The Original Authorship of the Gospel
Muslim: Barnabas was known to have been one of the great disciples of Jesus. How can you even contemplate trying to discredit a Gospel written by him? If he was one of the twelve, why do you Christians conveniently reject everything he wrote?
One of the great questions about this Gospel is indeed its original authorship. Who wrote it? Although it is obvious that the book is a forgery of relatively recent times it is important nonetheless to prove to Muslims that Barnabas could never have been its author. Throughout the book its author is said to have been one of the twelve disciples of Jesus yet it is well known that the real Barnabas only appears on the scene after the death and resurrection of Jesus and, furthermore, that he only received his name as a result of an incident that took place much later. The evidence is found in the following passage:
Thus Joseph who was surnamed by the apostles Barnabas (which means, Son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, sold a field which belonged to him, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles feet. Acts 4:36-37
It was only when this man Joseph encouraged the early Church by donating the proceeds of the sale of his property to the disciples of Jesus that he was given the surname bar-nabas. Thereafter he is a prominent personality in the record of the initial development of the Church and is mentioned elsewhere in the New Testament (Galatians 2:9). He was most certainly not one of the original twelve, however, whose names are all recorded in two of the Gospels (Matthew 10:2-4, Luke 6:14-16). He is not mentioned at all in the four Gospels and the composer of this forgery has, as it were, left his fingerprints on its text by including what is a glaring anachronism. Jesus is said to have called him by name on numerous occasions of which the following passage is an example:
Jesus answered:Be not sore grieved, Barnabas, for those whom God hath chosen before the creation of the world shall not perish. Gospel of Barnabas, para 19
Such an address before Jesus ascended to heaven was impossible if he only received the title some time after the event.