The September 1966 issue of Datebook has a photograph of the late musician with his sign 'John C Lennon' above it, reports the Daily Express.
He had said in the magazine: "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now. I don't know which will go first - rock'n'roll or Christianity."
The statement had even led to anti-Beatles sentiment in the United States.