If this was the case, the Gospels would clearly date to after the event (post AD 70), as the writers already knew the outcome before they cleverly inserted the prediction.
But, this sort of skepticism is clearly rooted in the presupposition I describe on this website and in my book, .
The second was that of Mark, who composed it under Peter's guidance....
The third, the Gospel which was praised by Paul, was that of Luke, written for gentile converts. circa 185AD) quoted by Eusebius, History of the Church, Bk. 25 The Gospel According to John, Apostle of Jesus Christ, Bishop of Ephesus, stands as a unique testimony among the other 3 Gospels and indeed unique among the other books of the New Testament.
Revelation and the Gospels function as bookends for the New Testament.If we begin from a position of philosophical naturalism (the presumption that nothing supernatural is possible), we have no choice but to describe the supernatural elements we find in the Gospels as lies.From a naturalistic perspective, prophetic claims are impossible.Only in John's account of the ministry and life of Jesus of Nazareth is Jesus revealed as the "Word", the Living, creative Second Person of the Divine Trinity.It is John who gives us the theology of Christ as revealed in this deep mystery in which the promised Messiah comes to fulfilled the Old Covenant in His sacrifice and death on the cross, and through His resurrection to establish the New Covenant which transforms man's relationship with God through the gift of the redemption and salvation of mankind.