I’ve always found the Gospel of John to be suspiciously campfire story-ish, with much embellishment beyond what the other Gospels speak of.
Here is another case of that. Jesus claims to be many things, and they are all in the Gospel of John. It seems like Jesus doesn’t make these bold claims in the other Gospels, just like he only receives a spear in his side in his crucifixion in the Gospel of John – an event that surely shouldn’t have been so easily missed by the authors of the other Gospels if it actually happened.
And then there’s the part in John about Jesus outright claiming to be God, something he doesn’t do anywhere else either.
The Gospel of John should not be easily trusted.