How Bono And The Emergent Church Are Leading Millions Away From Biblical Christianity

Have you been fooled by this rocker, who talks about his love for Jesus, but in reality shows his love for Satan during his performances?...
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Bono of US is not everything he seems to be, or maybe he really is.

This article will shock and sadden some of you, who have believed that Bono of U2 fame is a Christian.

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 (KJV)

This article will show you that not only is Bono not a Christian, but he is from the dark side.

When I was drawn by the Lord in 1983, it was a powerful and supernatural event. I had searched for the truth about God for most of my life. On that unforgettable night, He opened my eyes and my heart, and I remember saying to the person sharing Salvation with me “This is it!! It’s so clear to me now!”

I am not saying that we all have to have a dramatic, two feet off the floor experience. But I do believe that it should be a memorable time when a person finally realized that they are a wretched sinner – unable to save themselves, and that God is HOLY and HE does the saving.

Another thing I remember is that I could not get enough of His Word. I would forget to eat food because I was immersed in His Word, and could hardly break away from it. I was told to start with the Gospel of John and I did. Then I went through all four Gospels. His Holy Word became the most important thing in my life.

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Bono of US is not everything he seems to be, or maybe he really is. So how did he come to be so connected with the Emergent Church?

I also had an immediate aversion to things that I had liked. I knew that He did not want me watching Soap Operas any longer. No one told me that except the Holy Spirit. I could not watch stand up comedians on HBO who were vulgar. It made me feel dirty, and I had never before given it a thought.

I knew that when I went to church, I should be hearing about sin and repentance. It was ALL about Jesus and Him crucified, and the Love that sent Him to that cross. I yearned to hear a preacher open up the Word to me in a deeper way. The couple who had led me to the Lord were charismatics, so I went to my first church with them.

I was brand new in Christ, but I still knew that the sermons I was hearing were leaving me empty. One Sunday night I saw Charles Stanley preaching on TV, and I considered him a gift from Jesus to me at that time of my walk with Him. When he preached, he backed everything up with Scripture. He spoke of sin and repenting and growing in Christ. I considered him to be my pastor in those early years.

I wonder about the walk of those with itchy ears; what went wrong in their walk, that they would be this deceived?

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables..” 2 Timothy 4:3-4 (KJV)

As I look around today, I see this passage of Scripture so clearly coming to pass. Perhaps there have always been many with itching ears, but I think that it is much worse in these last days. Were these people truly saved? How could they be so deceived? Did they attempt to come to God via the well traveled and very wide gate that God warns us to avoid? How can someone who has the Holy Spirit living within them, want their ears to be tickled with heresies? It makes no sense.

THE EMERGING CHURCH LIES

Rob Bell and Brian McLaren are two of the most well known leaders of the Emerging Church. Both men believe that there is no literal hell, and they teach this heresy to their people. Rob Bell, who wrote “Love Wins” preaches only about the love and mercy of our God. He is NOT preaching from the whole Word, because if he was, he would also preach on sin, the holiness of God, and repentance.

To truly lead a person to Christ, that person must agree with God that he/she is a sinner, in dire need of a Savior. They must understand that NOTHING they do will get them into heaven. Salvation is the work of God. He sent His one and only Son to die on that horrid Cross, to pay the penalty for sin for all people. BUT…..a person must receive His gift to be saved.

Bono is Loved by Emerging Church leaders

Have you been fooled by this rocker, who talks about his love for Jesus, but in reality shows his love for Satan during his performances? He has an alter ego named “MacPhisto.” Did you know that MacPhisto is in The Screw Tape Letters, by C.S. Lewis. The book’s characters are demons, and MacPhisto is a demon who works hard at communicating with baby Christians to get them away from God!

“But U2 is much more than a popular rock band. U2 has a great influence in the emerging church and the contemporary worship movement. U2’s lead singer Bono is praised almost universally among contemporary and emerging Christians. Phil Johnson observes that “Bono seems to be the chief theologian of the Emerging Church Movement” (Absolutely Not! Exposing the Post-modern Errors of the Emerging Church, p. 9).

“Bono played a far more significant role on the formative years on those who became emergent than anyone else, from a human standpoint. Bono, in the 1980s, was, if not worshipped, then absolutely adored by millions of Christian youth who were hanging on his every word. They saw his cool kind of Christianity. He helped lead people into what eventually became the emerging church. Bono has led people into a version of Christianity that is so slippery, so undefinable, so liberal, yet he is considered the main icon of the emerging church” (Joseph Schimmel, The Submerging Church, DVD, 2012).” [1] – source

What has been said about Bono from Emerging Church leaders:

  • Eugene Peterson, author of The Message, says U2 has a prophetic voice to the world and says Bono is a prophet like John the Baptist (foreword to Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog).
  • Brian Walsh believes that U2’s lyrics should be used for seminary training and as commentaries alongside the Bible, and that U2’s concerts should be studied to see “how worship really happens in a postmodern world” (Get Up Off Your Knees).
  • Mark Mulder has taught a U2 course at Calvin College and he observes that the school shares Bono’s view that the world will not be destroyed but will be renewed (“Calvin College on U2,” Christianity Today, Feb. 2005).
  • Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo say that Bono is moving the world toward the kingdom of God and increasing the kingdom of God in the here and now (McLaren and Campolo, Adventures in Missing the Point, 2003, pp. 50, 51).
  • Bill Hybels interviewed Bono at Willowcreek Community Church’s Leadership Summit in 2006 and that interview has been shown in thousands of churches all over the world.
  • Rick Warren invited Bono to Saddleback Church to help launch his P.E.A.C.E. program.
  • Rob Bell testifies that the first time he really experienced God was at a U2 concert (Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith, p. 72).
  • Emerging leader Steven Taylor calls Bono “a worship leader” and on his blog promotes “Seven Things I Learned from Bono about Worship Leading.”
  • Christianity Today almost worships U2. When Episcopalian ministers Raewynne Whiteley and Beth Maynard published “Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog,” Christianity Today responded with a review entitled “The Legend of Bono Vox: Lessons Learned in the Church of U2.” [2] – source

U2’s Christianity

The members of U2 do not support any specific church or denomination. Very rarely do they attend church at all. But one church that Bono will attend from time to time is Glide Memorial United Methodist Church located in San Francisco. Bono attended a special service back in 1992, to honor Bill Clinton’s presidential election.

“Speaking at a meeting connected with the 1972 United Methodist Church Quadrennial Conference, Cecil Williams, pastor of the Glide Memorial Methodist Church, said, “I don’t want to go to no heaven … I don’t believe in that stuff. I think it’s a lot of – – – – [vulgarity].” A Jewish rabbi is on William’s staff. Williams was the Grand Marshall of the San Francisco Gay Pride parade and the chairman of his board was a homosexual. He has been “marrying” homosexuals since 1965 and says, “I have not married a single couple at Glide who weren’t already living together” (Williams, speaking at the Centenary United Methodist Church, St. Louis, quoted in Blu-Print, April 25, 1972). Long ago William’s church replaced the choir with a rock band, and its “celebrations” have included immoral dancing and even complete nudity. After attending a service at Glide Memorial, a newspaper editor wrote, “The service, in my opinion, was an insult to every Christian attending and was the most disgusting display of vulgarity and sensuousness I have ever seen anywhere.” [2] – source

Bono believes that heaven and hell are here and now. He does not believe in a literal hell as is described in the Word of God.

The members of U2 do not believe Christianity should have rules and regulations. “I’m really interested in and influenced by the spiritual side of Christianity, rather than the legislative side, the rules and regulations” (Edge, U2: The Rolling Stone Files, p. 21).

Hell is Real, and it’s not this side of Eternity

“The punishment of the wicked in hell is as never ending as the bliss of the righteous in heaven. Jesus Himself indicates that punishment in hell is just as everlasting as life in heaven (Matthew 25:46). The wicked are forever subject to the fury and the wrath of God. Those in hell will acknowledge the perfect justice of God (Psalm 76:10). Those who are in hell will know that their punishment is just and that they alone are to blame (Deuteronomy 32:3-5). Yes, hell is real. Yes, hell is a place of torment and punishment that lasts forever and ever, with no end. Praise God that, through Jesus, we can escape this eternal fate (John 3:16, 18, 36).” [3] – source

Are those in the Emerging Churches saved but extremely shallow and immature? Or is it possible that they never were saved in the first place? I can’t make that call, but it distresses me greatly to watch people who name the name of Jesus as their Savior, following after false teachers who preach a different gospel.

I do know that the false teachers will be judged harshly.

James 3:1 clearly states it:

“My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.”

When I speak truth about false teachers to their followers, I am attacked and accused of judging. We will go in circles about this, but it always comes back to being told that I am a judgmental and mean spirited person. I always show them the scriptures which clearly condemn the heresies, but they will not look at God’s Word; or if they do look, they take it completely out of context. Sometimes I feel like ignoring these types, but then I remember that the Lord wants us to always speak truth.

I do hope that this article has provided enough evidence as to why the Emerging Church leaders consider Bono to be their Icon. The itching ear crowd has brought to themselves teachers who feed their carnal needs — and have rejected the Word of God.

Do you have itching ears? Do you remember a time that you finally saw yourself as a sinner in need of a Savior? Can you think back to the time that you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart and be your Lord and Savior?

2 Corinthians 13:5 says:

“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”

If you cannot remember such a time, and the words of this article are making you uncomfortable, it’s not too late! Today may be the day of your Salvation:

“For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2 (KJV)

Maranatha!!

 

Born into a Jewish family in Maryland, I was always searching for the truth about Jesus. I knew that He had to be someone so very special. My dad would say "He was a good man, but not who he said he was." So a good man would lie? At the age of 31, I finally met Yeshua, and He became my Lord and Savior. I am a Jew who has been made complete in Him. I am now anxiously awaiting His Glorious return to rapture His church! Maranatha!
      • catherine

        I agree.

        I truly wish and hope that he will abstain from any appearance of evil, like wearing devil horns and things like that, but the testimony they posted at the beginning of this article seems like a salvation from God.

        In the end, only God knows his heart. I like this blog a lot, but at times they

      • C.S. Lewis wrote the Screwtape Letters to Christians. In much the same way, Frank Peretti wrote Piercing the Darkness and This Present Darkness, to show the demonic activity all around us. Bono uses MacPhisto to entertain and mock Christianity. I could have gotten VERY preachy in my article. I chose to just expose this man for what he is – a Luciferian – a Satan worshiper. That’s what he is, pure and simple. The devil uses all manner of devices and people to do his bidding. Bono bows to him. We are to look at the “fruit” in people’s lives to see whether their actions match their words. Bono’s fruit is rotten to the core.

        • Robert

          Compliments for the courageous article, Geri. And yes, combining being a devout Christian and being saved is a virtual impossibility. Only reluctant Roman Catholics will stand a chance to go to heaven. Bono, however, has to deal with more than just being a devout Catholic (which he isn’t) and has a past, and probably present, that haunts him and which he has not shed. May he turn from his ways.

    • Bono has been an issue for a long time. His Christian sponsors, the Fellowship Foundation in Washington, D.C. are also suspect. I can’t judge Bono’s heart, but I wonder if he was given less than adequate counseling by the Washington, D.C. founded by Abraham Vereide/Glenn Clark/”The Twelve” who were supposedly Christian but it now appears that there may have been a very different agenda from the very beginning in 1943-1944. There are clearly interlocking directorates between the Fellowship Foundation/Prayer Breakfast Network and The Institute of Noetic Sciences. It now is becoming obvious to me that there was an occult agenda from the beginning that may or may not have been apparent to some of those following it believing it to be true Christianity. For an eye opener, pull down the online book by Glenn Clark, THE MAN WHO TAPPED THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE. He was discussing the “New Age” and plans of its illumined adherents when he was writing that book prior to 1946.

      • Constance – Thanks for the suggestion of Glenn Clark’s book. Certainly – it is not possible to reach the level of success that Bono has in the secular world, without compromise. I agree with you that there has occult agenda from the beginning – so subtle – as is its source.

        Love your book – Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow. Do you have any more planned?

    • Richard Mann

      Paul Ewing. We in the Church are to judge those who say they are in the Church. If we see they are going down a path that is not good for them, or for the good of the Church, we are to call it to their attention. If they refuse to change their ways, we are to disassociate from them. If they continue to bring dishonor to the Church and the Name of Jesus, we have the authority to turn them over to Satan for the destruction of their flesh. I know that one goes over really big with the “God is love” types, but it is true. I have seen it done and have been in on turning some one over to Satan. I do not know Bono personally. But, I do know that those who stay with the pop music industry, are going to have a tough sell on being Christian. And, for those who do not teach there is a hell, well, they are just mouth pieces for Satan. That is the one thing he really tries to get people to believe. If there is not hell, then there really is no need for salvation, therefore no need to trust in Jesus for that salvation. If Bono is associated with the Emergent Church as said, then I would have problems with his salvation myself. And yes, I can say that as a Christian. We have the right to look and to judge and to correct those who claim they are Christian, but are acting like the world. Maybe I will just go ahead and say that in the name of Jesus Christ, if Bono is misleading and causing other Christians to fail, I turn him over to Satan for the destruction of his flesh. Maybe I can get others to agree with me on this. So much the better, if he not what he is saying that he is.

      • mike watchinski

        I agree with you Richard.God gave us His written word so that we may know the truth and be set free by. The Holy Spirit indwells the true believer to bear witness to the truth we hold fast, and thereby to have our senses exercised to “discern good and evil”. (aka “judging)

        One of the great “signs” of a lost religonist is their quickness to hold up the “Your not supposed to judge anybody” sign. This easily identifies them as either very lost or at best very carnal.

        “But the natural man recieveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things,yet he himself is judged by no man.”
        (1 Corinithians 2:14-15)

        • Robert

          Amen to that, Mike. We are supposed to judge/discern 24/7/365, or we would not be worth our salt as a Christian. I am usually totally unimpressed with accusations of being judgmental, holier than though or bigotry, and simply reason that I must have done or said something right. However at the same time we must not be arrogant and discern even here whether there is not a smidgen of truth in the accusation. After all we are also held to first remove the log from our own eye before tending to the splinter in the other person’s eye.

    • Thank you for guarding the true gospel. i know youget your head bit off over it. (I’ve lost mine many times) But just keep being faithful and gracious to your opponents. The sheep hear you and respond. Thank you for protecting the sheep, especially the young believers. ♥♥♥

    • cm

      Great Job Geri! I am glad that you wrote an article on Bono exposing him for what he is. No real born again Christian would ever dress themselves up as the devil, and go on stage. The fact that he promotes false doctrine proves that he has an anti-Christ spirit. Jesus spoke, and warned about Hell being a literal place many times in the Bible. The fact that Bono is following the false teachings of the Emergent Church, and promoting this to his fans is very dangerous. Bono is promoting “another” gospel and people should be turning away from him. Sadly….. there are many people who have itching ears in these last days, and many people who follow after these people simply because they are rich and famous. Very, very sad!

    • Geri Ungurean

      BONO’S SONG LYRICS

      LOVE RESCUE ME
      “Yeah, though I walk
      In the valley of shadow
      Yeah, I will fear no evil
      I have cursed thy rod and staff
      They no longer comfort me
      Love rescue me”

      I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR
      “I have climbed the highest mountains
      I have run through the fields
      Only to be with you
      Only to be with you

      I have run, I have crawled
      I have scaled these city walls
      These city walls
      Only to be with you

      But I still haven’t found
      What I’m looking for
      But I still haven’t found
      What I’m looking for

      I have kissed honey lips
      Felt the healing in her finger tips
      It burned like fire
      (I was)
      Burning desire

      I spoke with the tongue of angels
      I have held the hand of a devil
      It was warm in the night
      I was cold as a stone

      But I still haven’t found
      What I’m looking for
      But I still haven’t found
      What I’m looking for

      I believe in the Kingdom Come
      Then all the colors will bleed into one
      Bleed into one
      But, yes, I’m still running

      You broke the bonds
      And you loosed the chains
      Carried the cross of my shame
      Oh, my shame, you know I believe it

      But I still haven’t found
      What I’m looking for
      But I still haven’t found
      What I’m looking for

      But I still haven’t found
      What I’m looking for
      But I still haven’t found
      What I’m looking for”

      Looks like Bono has not found was he’s looking for.

      • Jeff

        Ummm, you’re completely missing the point of the song. Smh. It’s not meant to be a worship song, it’s an original piece and being so is somewhat autobiographical with artistic liberties being taken. It’s frustrating that so many people “just don’t get it.” We have ALL gone through these peaks and valleys of faith, we have all felt these emotions, we have all doubted, we have all felt like we’ve found what we need in Christ only to get hurt again and feel sorry for ourselves and we THINK we “still haven’t found what we’re looking for.” Where is the satanism, occultic, anti-Christ issues you are so poorly trying to paint as visible in this article. I’m sorry but this is poor research and sloppy writing. SEE ALSO MY RESPONSE TO PAGE UP ABOVE IN THE OTHER SECTION.

    • Andrew A

      I felt as a whole it was an ok article talking about the problems of the emergent church view on hell and other false doctrine being injected into the church. It was a little light on tying Bono into the underlined problems mentioned at the end of the article. I can understand trying not to be preachy on the mater but it just felt like Bono wasn’t properly anchored to his problems about what God says a Christian should be like outside of mentioning MacPhisto he wasn’t directly referenced on his views as they relate to the problems you mentioned at the end.
      What I mean is that I had to go into your first source and read that article to understand Bono’s personal issues with understanding Christianity and why he is not following the straight and narrow path to God. The emergent church was referenced a lot and while Bono is an icon of the Emergent church guilt by association is a bad way to tie someone into the emergent churches problems. As Jesus’ parable of the weeds can show it’s hard to tell the weed from the crop while it is growing. Now his fruit is bad I just felt what was bad about it wasn’t referenced enough in the article. Normally you seem to tie the subject to the issues better.

      • Andrew….You are so right!! I needed to do a better job of explaining why I am connecting Bono to the Emerging church. I am going to work on that right now. Thank you for your honesty!!

        • Andrew A

          Glade I could help. I look forward to seeing more I always learn something new reading your articles. As for Honesty I do not feel I need thanks for that.

    • Even someone I love rails against the Lord by defining Christianity on her terms. I shared scripture with her to show her the truth. She said her Christianity is defined by love, and mine by hate. How dare I show her scripture defining Christianity with scripture. It is not even logical what she says. This is the New Age, and they are willfully ignorant. They think they know better than God. I pray for her soul every day.

    • laura

      First, I agree that anyone who preaches, “Love, love, and grace, grace” with no preaching of sin, repentance, judgment, and the wrath of God in sin… if “this is all they have”… this is only the spirit of antichrist. The antichrist preaches this way. The pope does. Joel Osteen does. All of the false do. This is the spirit of antichrist because the devil says he is love and grace… and he denies that there is sin, death, and hell.

      The true gospel is the gospel of what Jesus Christ has done on the cross to save sinners – and to impute through living faith the righteousness of God by grace. It requires confession of sin, repentance, clear declaration of righteousness vs. unrighteousness, and the preaching against sin… the reality of death and hell.

      So, this is agreed.

      However, it is not biblical to believe that eternal judgment by eternal fire means torment in hell without end. God saves no one by their own merit or their own works. If we stand within time of the ages of this world prior to the Last Day… we “mostly agree”.

      But where I do not agree with you is on the power of the blood of Jesus and the power of His cross in unlimited atonement. You are believing there is a limited atonement.

      But, the scripture declares that Jesus Christ, in His body, fully destroyed satan and all sin out of existence (with all death and hell). Just as our bodies are not yet made spiritual bodies and sin has not left this flesh in us yet in saints… still, Jesus accomplished all on the cross and said, “it is finished”… “paid in full”. All pertaining to salvation was wrought by Jesus Christ alone in His body on the cross by the power of His blood and He is the Only Way of salvation.

      Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

      1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

      2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

      Most Christians today see Christianity within the confines of their human experience… and from that view. It’s like a football game that has an end with a winner and a loser. But, that is a man-centered human perspective.

      Christianity is about the cross of Jesus Christ and Him alone. He is the Savior… of all mankind.

      Some receive Him in their human lifetimes. They are saved by grace through faith. All who do not believe the gospel… the wrath of God abides upon them all their lives. They die in their sins and go to hell. During the 1000 years, their punishment increases. Worms do not die… as the beast and prophet are cast bodily alive into the lake of fire.

      God’s wrath is real. But, hell is not “eternal”. The judgment is eternal. The fire is eternal fire. But hell does not survive, neither does satan, the coming of the Lord. This creation with ALL IT’S WORKS is destroyed by fire at the Lord’s return. All sin is destroyed out of existence at the bodily return of the Lord. All evil is destroyed at the Lord’s return. All flesh is destroyed at the Lord’s return.

      Our salvation is by grace through faith… and the salvation of the damned on the left of Jesus is salvation by eternal fire… that destroys satan, their sin, their flesh, this world… so that they come through the fire saved on the Last Day. It is the natural mind, not the spiritual mind, that cannot see the full power of the cross, the body, the blood of Jesus… and the full manifestation of all the power in His body wrought on the cross made manifest at His second appearing on Judgment Day. The Judgment is destruction by fire of all evil… already wrought in the body of Jesus on the cross. He is returning in a Heavenly spiritual body that will manifest full destruction of satan on the Last Day (after the 1000 years at Final Armageddon).

      1 Corinthians 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

      All of hell will give up those in it. They are bodily resurrected on the Last Day to die the second death to sin, the flesh, this world, and the devil… all of which are burned out of existence on that day in judgment by eternal fire.

      So, a Christian such as me has greater faith and revelation of the power of the blood, the body of Jesus, and what happens at His return… though we see exactly the same necessity of the preaching of sin, death, hell… and repentance from sin and living faith in Jesus unto salvation… or dying and going to hell.

      You just falsely believe that hell is eternal. No one is saved by works… so stating that the lack of works of those on the left of Jesus on Judgment Day means they cannot be saved by fire… is not biblical. God saves them through the fire. They are not dead on the last day. They are alive and can be saved… but only by fire in full destruction of the flesh, this world, sin, and the devil… by the bodily return of Jesus and the manifestation of the Son of God.

      It is infantile to say that hell is eternal. It is not. It is fully destructible and is destroyed at the manifestation of the Son of God. All Israel shall be saved… including the reprobate of John 8 who died in their sins and went to hell. Israel is not according to the flesh… but is by hte Spirit… and Romans 11 tells you that every dead Jew in hell… is going to be saved on the Last Day… with everyone else in hell.

      It does NOT MEAN that the Jews of John 8 don’t go to hell dying in their sins. It means… they will be saved… anyway… on the Last Day.

      God bless.

      • Richard Mann

        Sounds like Morman teaching, or maybe Jehovah Witness. I know there is some group that teaches that hell is not eternal. You missed it there. Hell is eternal. Cut off from God is eternal. The lake of fire is eternal. No were does it say any different. The is no hope for those who die without Christ, in there sin. The lost will also get eternal bodies at the resurrection of the dead, aka,the lost. Those bodies along with their souls are eternal beings. They have to go some where. The lake of fire will be the eternal residence of those beings, those humans and angles, who rebelled, who died in their sins. The Jew that is not saved, will be there with all the rest. There is no salvation after this life it over. You get one shot. Only one. If you can be saved from hell at some later day, even though you rejected Jesus and His salvation, then Jesus died in vain, and we all should just party hardy until death.

        • I happen to know that the seventh day Adventist church does not believe in eternal hell which in my book makes it a cult because the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and it contadicts as you know Jesus teaching of the rich man and Lazarus and also Jesus’ teaching to not fear men who can only kill the body but fear Him who can destroy both the body and the soul in hell. Logically, annihilation only men could and do all the time. Add the he further proof in Revelation and it’s pretty apparent the horrible judgement of willfull rejection of so great a Salvation. I do not judge any individual who may be ignorant within this insular group which has its own “prophet” to “infallibly” hold them in this cult.

      • Geri Ungurean

        The article was revised with “substantiation” of all charges against Bono. Please read it again.

        • Heather

          Good job Geri, your articles have a special way of bringing those that are being deceived by these false churches out of the wood work!
          Jude 11-13
          11 Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
          12 These are spots in your feast of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
          13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness FOREVER.

          Indeed hell is eternal!

    • I agree with most of what you said in the article, just one problem. Hell will not be burning for ever and ever. I will come to an end

      • Richard Mann

        There is not where in the Bible that states that hell will end. It will be cast into the lake of fire after the judgement of the dead/lost at the end of the 1000 years of Christ’s rule on earth. I don’t know where this one came from, but I have heard it tossed around a bit. Maybe Church of Christ? Morman? Need to check this out a bit more, but I do know that it is a false teaching.

        • Richard Mann

          7 Day Adventist hold to the doctrine that hell is not forever. I’m guessing there are others. I feel sorry for those who fall for this.

        • Are you trying to say that sinners will be burning forever? Because if they will be burning forever won’t that make them immortal?

          • Geri Ungurean

            That’s just it. People do not understand that our souls are immortal. We we live either eternally in heaven with the Lord, or forever in damnation in hell, where the fire is never quenched and the torment never stops. ETERNITY!! God does NOT want people to live in hell. He sent His Son Jesus to pay our debt for sin, so that we can be reconciled to our Father in heaven. The devil lies to people to keep them away from the One who adores them – our Lord Jesus.

            • matai James

              Show where in the bible it says our souls are immortal. The bible says in Gen 2:7, God breathed into Adam’s nostrils and he became a LIVING soul.Which means u and I are souls.when someone dies their breath go back to God and the body(soul) goes in the grave. The bible does not teach that sinners will be living for ever in hell, because that would mean they are immortal. If they are burning for eternity when will the second death take place?

      • Show me that Scripture, please.

        • matai James

          Will the sinners be burning forever? Why would God burn some for eternity when he only sinned for 40 years? Burning for ever means burning until they turn to ashes. Just like Sodom and gomorrha was burned for ever. Is Sodom still burning now?

    • hmm

      If God is so loving… Why would he send anyone to hell to burn in unending torment for all eternity?
      Why would he even think of doing such a thing?

      So many fight others about scripture, saying – this or that must be true, because it supports an all loving God.

      But an eternity in hell, burning in torment… that does not back up an all loving God.
      And if you are a believer of God, and you should be of love too… how can it be that you would be happy to live blissfully in heaven, meanwhile many are burning forever and ever at the same time?
      Will it because you can say – this is their just and deserved punishment? So then your heart would be closed and you would not have any feeling of hurt or pain or sadness about it?
      I guess God would make it so you would be void of those feelings, as God says heaven would be free of them.
      So is that a loving God? Or a God void of complete and true compassion, that of which he will also make true for the ones he chose to save, so they will not feel sad either.
      Of course the bible will say it is just, only because whatever God feels like doing is what is justified – whether or not it’s actually fair.

      • Andrew A

        God wants no one to go to hell or the Lake of Fire the 2nd death.
        That is reserved for the Angels who disobeyed God not man.

        How Humans get their is God told us we have a choice. We can love him as much as he loves us or not. If you choose the world or yourself over God then you can not exist with him as he wont force you to be with him.

        As for what is Fair. I know of no one except one who can tell me they never Stolen, looked enviously at a fellow human or lied. Then Jesus tells us that if you think lustfully that is the equivalent of Adultery. Anger or Hatred towards someone is as bad as killing them. Just one of these things is seen as a Sin before God and it would be unfair to not punish a person for it and the punishment for sin is death.

        However Jesus died so that we would not have to. The Word became flesh and died so that we could have eternal life. That is how much God loves us. Jesus paid the blood price.

    • Carolann

      Great Artical Sister Geri:) I agree with you . Bono is evil! He is not a christian, cause if he had Jesus in his life~~ he would not be singing “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” We can see that by his speech~ his fruits. He doesn’t have Jesus. I have Jesus in my life ~ Jesus is my Savior ~ Lord ~ King ~~ and I have total peace ~Joy~ Hope ~ life with Jesus ~ and ” I HAVE FOUND what I was looking For = TRUTH~~~JESUS CHRIST! Blessings , Sister Geri:)

    • Carolann

      There is a hell!!! J They will all see there is a hell. They will believe when they are actully in the flames( the bottomless pit) . This is what satan wants anyway~~satan has them very decieved!!! and he is very pleased he has these people right where he wants them . God made hell for the devil and his demons ~~ this is his destiny~ so satan wants to pass the torment on to God’s creation too ~ so he will have others burning with him ) . wake~up Non~ Believers in hell ~and Jesus ~Jesus keeps you from hell ~ that”s why he died for everyone .God has a better plan for people Jer 29:11~ I know the thoughts that I think towards you says the Lord ~ thoughts of peace ~ not evil to give you , and expected end . Don’t trust any other way to Heaven. Jesus is the ONLY WAY. Amen!

    • Christianity is all or nothing and the idea of picking and choosing from Gods Word the doctrines one likes and excluding others or adding or mixing with doctines of demons is the broad road to destruction. Satan comes as an angel of light the deceive. As the god of this world he tricks the lost into following their own god which is Idolatry. An example is not liking the truth as horrible as it is to a lost soul of eternal lake of fire for those who reject the truth and refuse the cross. Any church or individual who denies hell falls Jesus a liar. Any person who denies the creation and believes in evolution or denies the flood or the exodus or the destruction of Sodom and Gomorah is a hell bound unbeliever who does not hear the Words of Jesus. I am old enough to remember when Bob Dylan made a confession for Christ, what happened? I don’t think you can get to be where they are and be loved by the industry and fellow satanic artists who constantly glorify evil self sex and drugs rebellion and hatred and stay in the world and not come out of that cesspool of an industry anymore than Lot could stay in Sodom. good article as always Geri

    • Geri Ungurean

      Thanks again to commenter, Andrew! He wrote that this article was not what he expected from me, and he surely was right!! I’m sorry – I should have been more thorough.

      I rewrote much of this article, to give substantial evidence of Bono’s connection with the Emerging Church and its leaders.

      Bless you, brother Andrew 🙂

      • Andrew A

        Now, I don’t deserve such a thanks. I do like the rewrite. It better shows just how much the emerging church embraced Bono and U2 as well as his own stumbling blocks with what he is preaching. Much more what I am used to seeing when you write.(Which I feel is a good thing personally.) 🙂

        I should be saying bless you, sister Geri You do far more work then I do.

        On a small note: As of this time you have a double paragraph after your 2 Timothy ch 4 verse 3-4 quote.

        • Geri Ungurean

          Thank you brother. Fixed that 🙂

        • Andrew A

          Learned something new did not know that.(feel bad because I have been reading your articles for a month now. XD) Going to have to change my greeting and good bye now. As I love that.

          I used to always wish people peace.

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    • Suez

      I never brought into him, or any of those other celebrities that TBN used to parade across their evil floors either!!!

      • Robert de Neef

        Dear Darla

        Being a saved Christian AND still a devout Roman Catholic is an unlikely combination and almost an oxymoron to many who have discovered the obstacles the RC church doctrines throw up preventing its flock from knowing the full gospel of Jesus Christ. It is encouraging to read that Bono claimed with his mouth that Jesus was resurrected, that he is God’s Son and the only way to heaven. But does he also wholeheartedly believe it? You would expect him then to be a doer of the word as well. Yet we see him on stages with bandannas claiming that all religions are really one. That’s goes against the words you attributed to him and must at least cast some doubt about Bono’s eternal destination, don’t you think so? Like you I love most of U2’s music, but since my rebirth as a Christian I listen with a different ear, watch him with different eyes and value him with a regenerated mind.

        I would LOVE to give him the benefit of the doubt and the fact that I can’t does not please me one bit. With Geri I see no proof confirming the words he allegedly spoke.

      • Truthfirst

        Rather not, Darla. Works are not required to be saved, and yes, if you confess with your mouth and believe with your mind that Jesus Christ is truly Lord, and the only way to the Father, you are saved, but you are still running the race and it will HAVE TO show, as James tells us. Compromising the exclusivity of Jesus Christ by a claiming Judaism, Islam and Christianity are all one goes directly against that. It shows the lack of discernment in this world that people do not see that.

    • Sola scriptura

      Bono’s lyrics say: I still haven’t found what in looking for, I stand with the sons of Cain and the worst – wake up deadman – talking about Jesus. Like James says about demons – even they believe. Bono believes in Jesus but is disappointed that people have aids and starve. He has no love for God, no desire to obey Him, and no real understanding of Jesus Christ as He is in the word. Bono, like many of us, wants a Jesus who does what he, Bono Vox, wsnts him to do. He doesn’t trust God or respect Gods soverignty.
      There are a few excellent videos out there pulling together lyrics and quotes showing that he has an intellectual belief in God – yet his heart is far….very far from the Jesus Christ of scripture. Jesus, as he is in the eternal word, just isn’t good enough for Bono.

      Sound doctrine can be found here. http://followingjesuschrist3.com/

    • “Bono believes that heaven and hell are here and now. 
      He does not believe in a literal hell as is described in 
      the Word of God.”

      “The members of U2 do not believe Christianity should 
      have rules and regulations. “I’m really interested in and 
      influenced by the spiritual side of Christianity, rather 
      than the legislative side, the rules and regulations” 
      (Edge, U2: The Rolling Stone Files, p. 21).”

      John 14:17   Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world
      cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither
      knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you,
      and shall be in you. 

      The Spirit guides you into all truth ! The bible is the 
      Word of God, and the Truth. Biblical hell and heaven 
      do not coexist on earth at the same time. We live in 
      a fallen world corrupted by sin, but it is neither hell
      or heaven !

      I seriously believe that emerging churches should be 
      avoided like the plague, they really are bad news !
      Their doctrines are unbiblical, and the ministers
      corrupt to the core.

    • lmfao

      god, lol

    • Chad, As per the Bible, what is required for Salvation is Belief in the Gospel regarding Jesus Christ.
      Romans 10:9 – That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

    • Sola Scriptura

      A good, short video on Bono and his true views. This same guy has a better, longer one as well…
      http://youtu.be/SAXhJKlUrok

      and a nibble on ecumenicism from the scriptures:

      http://followingjesuschrist3.com/2014/09/18/praying-with-people-of-other-religions/

    • Preston

      at the end of the article – examine yourselves?????

      “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith, prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates” (2 Cor 13:5).

      Often this verse is used by the religious to have a person examine his or her self to determine whether he or she is a “real” Christian. Are you doing works, sinning less, going to church, tithing, partaking in sacraments, etc? Are you performing these things? If not, the religious will proclaim, “You are probably not a real Christian.” You know, because the religious are superior to all other sinners. They have “proved” their faith. “Look at this wonderful fruit coming from me.” However, in reality, the scriptures prove a person’s salvation. It is not by works we do (Titus 3:5). If salvation is not of ourselves, according to Eph 2:8,9, then why should we examine ourselves to see if one is saved? We shouldn’t. What then, is this passage telling us? It is quite simple actually. We need to go back a few verses and look at the context. What you will see is this: these saved Corinthians were questioning Paul’s apostleship. Go back a few verses.

      “…since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you ward is not weak, but is mighty in you” (2 Cor 13:3).

      These saved people were looking for proof of Paul’s apostleship. As a result, Paul was pretty much saying, “You seek proof of my apostleship. You want to examine me? You need to examine yourself to see if you are in the faith.” This was a simple tit for tat. Notice Paul ends this very short “spat” in the very next verse. “But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates” (2 Cor 13:6). The sequence of verses is pretty straight forward.

      They questioned Paul’s apostleship.
      Paul said they should examine themselves to see if they were reprobates.
      Paul immediately follows that by stating, “But I trust that ye shall know, that we are not reprobates.”

      Paul never told them to “examine” themselves to see if they were really saved. We already have seen that things we do don’t prove salvation (chapter on fruit-inspectors). If Paul wanted them to really examine themselves, wouldn’t he quickly give us a list to look at to determine our salvation? He would, but there is no criteria given in this chapter. As a result, we can conclude that the religious twist this passage to fit their “works for salvation” doctrine.
      If you are “examining” yourself for evidence to prove you are saved, stop it! It is very dangerous to do so. Peter was walking on water. When he started to examine himself and his surroundings, he sank. Examine yourself to see if you are living the Christian life that you should be living that is pleasing to God? YES. Simply keep reading in this passage. Examine yourself to see if you are a “real” Christian? NO. When it comes to salvation from hell, the only thing one needs to examine is his or her faith. Is your faith really in Jesus (God’s only Son; God in the flesh)? Have you believed the gospel, that Jesus died for all your sins and rose again? Do you believe that all your sins were dealt with (paid) at the cross and you have no sins left to send you to hell? If so, there is no need to examine yourself for salvation.

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