Sunday, March 29, 2015

What Bono Believes About Jesus

Snippet from an interview with U2's lead singer and prime lyricist Bono. He talks about who he believes Jesus to be. 

When I was an atheist, delving into the proclamation of the Bible about Jesus, I came to a crossroads at which I had to decide, in Bono's phrasing, if Jesus was "a nutter" or precisely Who He claimed to be: true God and true man, Lord, and only Savior of the world.

C.S. Lewis formulates the choice that stands before anyone who wrestles with the identity of Jesus in his classic, Mere Christianity:
A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic--on a level with a man who says he is a poached egg--or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.
Jesus says:
"The Father and I are one." (John 10:30)
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6)

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