Testimony of Yahya (John)
11- “The testimony of John the Baptist is as follows; He confessed – he did not deny but confessed – “I am not the Christ!” So they asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not!” “Are you that Prophet?” He answered, “No!”…” (John 1:20-21)
The prophet John (Yahya) is asked three questions and his answers to all of the three questions are negative:
a. Are you the Christ, that is, Jesus?
b. Are you Elijah?
c. Are you that Prophet?
So, three different prophets are mentioned in this sentence of the Bible of John.
They are 1- Jesus (AS), 2- Elijah and 3- That Prophet.
What is understood from these expressions is “that Prophet” is different from Jesus (AS). So, who is the person that revealed to the people what he heard from Allah and that not lived during the time of the Prophet Jesus and mentioned as “that Prophet” other than the Prophet Jesus? Of course; the prophet Muhammad (PBUH). For no other person apart from the Prophet Muhammad can be shown as the second person after Jesus (AS) who performed the duty of the prophethood and gained an important place in history.