Holy Bible Prophecy
Once again, Bono’s hip and cool Christianity has deceived many in recent days, from Focus on the Family to World Net Daily. Joe Kovacs’ article entitled “U2′s Bono: Yes, Jesus is the Son of God,” presents quotes from Bono and U2 band members over the years affirming their Christian faith. For instance, Bono is quoted, “I believe that Jesus was, you know, the Son of God.”1
Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, hosted an aired conversation with Bono.2 He followed up the interview with an article entitled, “Why Orthodox Christians Should Appreciate an Unorthodox Bono,” in which he defends Bono’s “very real Christian faith.” Daly says, “Bono may at times be a bit unorthodox in his approach, but he is quite orthodox in the areas that matter most–loving God and loving people.”3 Daly incorporated statistics on how Bono’s efforts are changing the world from a humanitarian standpoint.
Sadly, many Christians are being deceived by Bono’s Christianity. Philanthropy is no substitute for the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Christians should minister medical help to the sick, give to the poor, and educate the uneducated. But this is no substitute for the Gospel. Jesus said, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:15,16). How many of those who have been saved from extreme poverty through Bono’s ONE Campaign are now saved from their sins through the same effort? Can social justice, debt relief, and elimination of the AIDS epidemic bring glory to God when it is completely unconnected to the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?