The “New Testament” includes the four books written by his followers Matthew, Mark, Luke and his apostle John that contain information about the life of Jesus, his deeds and admonitions. The great stringency observed in the recording of the Qur’ân al-kerîm was not observed in the preparation of the Bible. Many wrong thoughts, fables, and silly tales were added to the truth.
Nevertheless, gospels in close proximity to the real Bibles are known to exist today. The most important of these is The Gospel of Barnabas. Barnabas was a Jew born in Cyprus. His real name was Joseph. He was one of the leading followers of Jesus and possessed an important post among the apostles. His nickname, Barnabas, means “a person who gives advice and encourages good deeds.” The Christian world knows Barnabas as a great saint who together with Saint Paul was a man who set out to propagate Christianity. The Christians celebrate June 11th as Saint Paul’s day. Barnabas wrote down exactly what he had heard and learned from Hadrat Îsâ. Barnabas’ book and other Bibles were popular and were read during the first three hundred years of Christianity. In the year 325, when the first Nicene (Iznik) Council decided to abolish all the Bibles written in the Hebrew language, Barnabas’ Bible was destroyed too. This was accomplished by officially threatening to kill anyone who kept or read the Bibles other than the four books authorized. The other Bibles were translated into Latin, but Barnabas’ Bible suddenly disappeared.
Barnabas’ Bible informs us about the advent of the last Prophet (‘alaihi ‘s-salâm), six hundred or a thousand years before his coming, and mentions only one God. It rejects Trinity.
However, despite all the efforts towards falsification, it is still written in various Bibles, which the Christians have today, that another Prophet will come after Jesus (‘Îsâ [‘alaihi ‘s-salâm]).