Tuesday, February 22, 2011

An Interview With Bono

Check out this post that is an excerpt from the book Bono: In Conversation With Michka Assayas

The statement that struck me most profound in the whole article is "Religion can be the enemy of God."  I find this a common statement amongst my Christian friends these days.  We're tired of being labeled and judged based on denominations rather than the Bible.  I always hear the commercials on the radio for www.notreligion.com.  It's not about the religion.  It's about the relationship and the desire to follow Christ and become more like Him.  My prayer for my friends who do not believe, is that they will see past the religious ideas of this country and see through to the Christian ideals set forth by God in the Word.  Because the Word is the truth.  No where in the Bible does it say I have to be Methodist, Baptist, Episcopalian, etc. to go to heaven. No, it says I must believe.  And I do.

1 comment:

Andi said...

This is so true!!!! And if we really look in the Bible it was the religion that Christ came to get rid of! He didn't like the religious leaders of the day and how they were so legalistic yet they didn't even follow it themselves. I don't even use the term "Christian" I am a follower of Christ. There are too many negative connotations with the term "Christian" and like you I believe and have a relationship with Him which is what He desires with all of us!