He still hasn’t found what he’s looking for (Bono meets Eugene Peterson)

The following is posted by Pastor Jim Jenkins over at Herescope:

“It’s entirely possible to look at something so long that you can’t really see it anymore. For years I have been calling people back to simple faith in the inerrancy of God’s Word. I’ve been patronized, mocked and more times than not, simply ignored.


I completed my doctorate at Fuller Seminary at the height of the Church Growth movement. I was exposed to all the marketing influence, the obsession with numerical growth of churches—and it was there that I was first introduced to the term “Progressive Christian.”

We were required to read the book Marketing the Church by George Barna. Some notables at Fuller at the time were C. Peter Wagner, Bob Logan, Carl George, and Eddie Gibbs. The message that permeated the core of the Doctor of Ministry Degree program was that the Church needed to be run as a business, and that the message needed to be contextualized against the backdrop of the culture.

Today Fuller Seminary rolled out its inaugural video of a new media site FULLER studio. It is a 20-minute piece featuring Eugene Peterson, author of The Message Bible which sold 17,000,000 copies and the rock star Bono. They are discussing their joint affinity for the Psalms. Accompanying the video is the above picture of Bono with the Petersons at their home in Montana.[1] Bono is lifting his index finger. Many believers would say, “Oh, I didn’t know Bono was a Christian.”

 

Here is another picture of Bono that more accurately depicts his view of Christianity He is sporting a headband with the COEXIST motto.

I saw a video of one of U-2’s concerts in which Bono is leading the thousands of fans in a song and he begins to speak almost in a whisper, “Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha all the same. Jesus Mohammed, Buddha all the same.” He is pointing with the index finger to the headband. His idea of One Way means that we are all worshipping the same God. One Christian reporter saw another concert in which Bono offered a variation on the same theme…”
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Does U2’s Bono, a professing Christian, believe the Bible? By Marsha West

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6 Responses to He still hasn’t found what he’s looking for (Bono meets Eugene Peterson)

  1. Sheila Beers April 27, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

    Touch not, taste not, handle not. When will people ever learn???

  2. Adam April 28, 2016 at 7:43 am #

    The actual quote is “Jesus, Jew, Mohammed, it’s true. All sons of Abraham.”

    You can see him saying it here at 3:38.

    https://youtu.be/NnVpPq1kyGY?t=3m38s

  3. Faith April 28, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

    They may all have descended from Abraham, but their gods are not the same God.
    Different issue. Also, there is the Son of Abraham… Christ, and the Messianic line leading to Jesus Christ. Then there is a Son of Abraham versus a son of Abraham. Meaning, the spiritual descendents; the Christians, the sons of promise who inherit the blessings through the Seed; Christ. Then there are just a lot of descendants by the flesh, of which the branches are many; all Abrahams descendants basically, which include most of the Middle East… you know… many nations. Details in Galatians.

    Now, looking at Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, these are not the same god.
    First, Islam has a different god because their book; the quran, describes a different god with different commands, etc. Then you have Christianity and Judaism. Before Christ, you had only the Old Testament and it spoke of the one and only true God, the God of the Bible, all others being false. Keep in mind, not all ‘Jews’ were saved. The Pharisees rejected Jesus and died in their sins, as He told them. Paul also speaks of the ‘Israel of God,’ true Jews in spirit, versus the unbelievers who rejected Jesus. When Jesus arrived on the scene, the river took a new course, and the one true God shifted with it via the New Covenant, nullifying the old. Remember, Jesus IS God. To reject Him is to reject the one true God. Now we have the New Testament, completing the Bible. If you believe in the Christian God of the whole Bible, you believe in the one and only true God. If you do not, as Judaism today, you do not believe in the true God. You do not have the God of the Bible at all in fact, if you believe only in the OT. In fact, most Jews today have not even read the OT, but rely on Talmudic rabbinical teachings. (The Torah comprises of the 5 books of Moses. The Talmud is not any part of the Bible.). So the Jews right now, and all of Judaism does not have the true God as Christians do (except for Jews by the flesh that received Jesus as Lord, Messiah, and Savior.). What do they have then? It’s not the God of the Bible so it is another ‘god.’ You either have the God who gave His Son as an atonement for our sins, or you don’t have the true God at all, but another false god, no matter what it is. According the the Word of God, the only “people of God” are those who are in the Son.
    If you have the Son, you have the Father, and vice versa. If you don’t have the Son, you don’t have the Father either. 1 John 2; 23, 5; 12
    There is only one way of salvation, through Jesus Christ.
    John 14; 6, Acts 4; 12, 1 Timothy 2; 5.
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  4. Manny1962 April 29, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    Bono is a Universalist. All religions lead to God. All religions are valid. He is as apostate as they come, the problem is people can’t seem to get beyond his rockstar status. I’ve been researching Bono for quite sometime, he’s not what he seems. If Christians would read their bibles more often, ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom and discernment perhaps their eyes and ears will be opened to see through such subtle deception. Folks, if they can’t see through one as deceptive, what will happen when the man of sin and his apostle show up, in case we are here for the beginning? Will they be able to see?

  5. lyn April 30, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    Well said Manny. The fact that Bono is a ‘rock star’ should be a tip off for Christians. You cannot be a part of a demonically influenced industry and claim Christ. You cannot be on a stage being idolized and claim to follow Christ, there isn’t room for Christ in a heart that is filled with ‘self’.

    This article is very good, it shows that ‘seminaries’ are being used by Satan as well to churn out his minions. Discernment in these dark days is such a blessed gift from God.

  6. Manny1962 April 30, 2016 at 10:57 pm #

    Good evening Lyn,

    Rightly said, seminaries churn out error filled acolytes by the hundreds. These in turn infest congregations everywhere, my litmus test for anything these days is simple: if the world likes it, 99.99% of the time it’s against God. Popular entertainment is definitely under the influence of the prince of this world. Music, sports, theater, film……all used to distract from the work of the Lord. All you need to see is one of the emergent church productions, slick and professional like Broadway, no way intended to bring honor to God.

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