U2’s Bono Talks Faith, Music, and Following Jesus Christ, Declares Jesus is 'the Son of God'
By John Dere, Crossmap On June 24, 2013
In a recent interview with Focus on the Family, U2’s Bono shared his thoughts on faith, music, and what it means to follow Christ.
In a discussion on the various perceptions of Jesus, Bono expressed his belief that Jesus is the Son of God.
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“When people say ‘Good teacher,’ ‘Prophet,’ ‘Really nice guy,’… this is not how Jesus thought of himself,” the singer said. “So, you’re left with a challenge in that, which is either Jesus was who he said he was or a complete and utter nut case.”
“And I believe that Jesus was, you know, the Son of God,” Bono continued. “I understand that for some people and we need to… if I could be so bold, need to be really, really respectful to people who find that ridiculous.”
While discussing the intersections of faith and music, Bono shared his affection for the life of King David.
“First of all, David’s a musician so I’m gonna like him,” Bono said in the interview. “What’s so powerful about the Psalms are, as well as they’re being gospel and songs of praise, they are also the Blues.
“It’s very important for Christians to be honest with God, which often, you know, God is much more interested in who you are than who you want to be.”
While talking about his work to help fight aids in Africa, Bono joked about his faith-fueled initiatives such as the ONE campaign.
“It’s very annoying following this person of Christ around, because he’s very demanding of your life,” Bono said. “You don’t have to go to university and do a Ph.D. to understand this stuff. You just go to the person of Christ.”
To read more about Bono’s interview with Focus on the Family, you can click here.