Did the author of the Gospel of John take liberties in changing or adding the words of the historical of Jesus?
A lot of Jesus’ teachings and identity are not fluid with the synoptics.
For example : Jesus is secret in his identity in the synoptics
Mark 8:29-30 MEV
'He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered Him, “You are the Christ.” He warned them that they should tell no one about Him. Matt:16:20, Lk:9:21
Another is Matthew 21:23-27
In other passages Jesus is not direct about his Identity but rather secret in revealing it in his sayings?
Jesus’ preaching his divinity in John are not secret like in the synoptics.
such a John 6:22-59 (35) (I am the Bread of Life), 8:12-39 (12,58) (I AM )
Did Jesus really say those things he proclaim or were they added by the author? (This is coming from a brother in Christ who is faithful to the Lord, but he’s struggling and doubting that Jesus said those things in gospel of John because that doesn’t seem like His character in the line of synoptics Gospels.
There was a couple of articles I read and here is one of the them
- If Jesus said things like “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life,” or “I am the Vine and you are the branches,” or "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, the whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life
In the Synoptics there is no account recorded in those passages. why is this?
Another thing may help what I’m talking about is like Bart D. Ehrman criticisms on this subject.