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The spiritual goal of the Alcoholics Anonymous religion

Alcoholics Anonymous has two spiritual purposes. One is to point unbelievers away from Christ; the other is to water down or weaken the theology of the Christians who have joined the AA religion. Because of exposure to the twelve step program there are many AA Christians who confuse “recovery” with sanctification.

Hurting alcoholics who do not know the Lord learn, through meetings and the AA Big Book, that they do not need Christ at all in order to have a relationship with the Father:

“The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered our hearts and our lives in a way that is miraculous.” (AA Big Book, pg.25)

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“As many of us know, the twelve step program is not necessary for sobriety. As many also know, the twelve steps were given to A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson by a familiar spirit, and we are paying the price for allowing this…allurement…into the Body of Christ.”

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Bill Wilson, A.A. co-founder, rejected Jesus, followed spiritualism
Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 19:31)

This blog, My Word Like Fire, was created to correct claims that A.A. and the Twelve Steps are, or ever were, Christian in origin. It is an important issue since many Christians enter Alcoholics Anonymous because they have been assured the co-founders were Christians.

According to A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson himself, “In some ways I feel very close to conservative Christianity. In other respects–important ones to Christians–no particular convictions seem to come. Maybe down deep I don’t want to be convinced. I just don’t know.” [1]

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The Shack author: No criticism from “helping” community of psychology, spiritual formations, Twelve Step programs…

In an interview with Christian Telegraph, Paul Young mentioned some of the groups or practices that have not opposed the theology of The Shack. He states:

“From the ‘helping’ community, those who actually work in the arenas of healing with real people, whether psychology, spiritual formations, [twelve] step programs, psychiatry, pastoral care etc, I have yet to receive one negative comment or review. What matters to these ‘healers’ is that something ‘actually works’ and is of value and aid to those they care for and treasure. Criticisms have come almost exclusively from ‘religious’ folk and I am not intending the term in a pejorative sense. Of course there are those who have taken position without having read the book for themselves, thereby discounting their right to even pretend an opinion, but there are others who truly feel the weight of responsibility to protect the ‘flock of the faithful’ and defend God against the intrusion of heresy or ‘seductive doctrines’. While the intention is honorable, it is a sad fact that among us religious folk it has always been easier to be right than to love.” [1]

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More swamp religion.

Purpose Driven dismantling of Christianity, Part 2
by Marsha West

A person could choke to death on the Syncretism Stew so-called Christians have cooked up. This swill contains the worst abominations imaginable. Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist and Episcopalian churches are rife with humanism, radical feminist theology, Darwinian evolution, eastern religious practices, neo-pagan goddess worship, earth spiritualism, Shamanism and Native American spirituality.

As if all this weren’t bad enough, the swill includes Jungian psychology! Carl Jung was a well-known occultist who channeled a demon. And speaking of demons, the demonically inspired Twelve-step program was “borrowed” from Alcoholics Anonymous and “Christianized.” Now thousands of churches offer “recovery” programs to help people overcome various addictions. Granted, some recovery programs are based on solid biblical principles and can be helpful. But programs that arise out of the occult are harmful! (For more on Carl Jung and the Twelve-step program, go to Recommended Reading)

One particularly bad batch of Syncretism Stew has left Bible believing Christians with a severe case of heartburn….

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C.S. Lewis warned against A.A. cofounders’ spiritualism

…holding to a form of godliness although they have denied its power; avoid such men as these. (2 Timothy 3:5)

Increasingly, we see a false repentance to a false god. It is like watching the pieces of an unholy puzzle being assembled. The goddess worship of The Shack, Emergence/homosexuality (homospirituality), contemplative practices, and the 12 Steps are all joining together as the rudimentary “roots” of something even bigger. While it may also have Rome, this coming system will have neither the Biblical Christ nor His followers.

Many have difficulty recognizing Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12 Step spirituality as anti-Biblical, much less as a rudimentary cog in this rising apostasy. Why? Sadly, with time and familiarity, even a wolf can masquerade as the family dog.

The 12 Steps are an integral part of our culture. For years Christians have participated in A.A. and “Christ-centered” 12 Step groups. This participation is increasing, as pastors ignore Scripture and allow A.A. meetings to be conducted in the very House of God.

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Emanuel Swedenborg’s Occultic Beliefs Influence Rick Warren’s Health Advisor and Now the Christian Church

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by John Lanagan
Free-Lance Writer
My Word Like Fire Ministries

“You can be a Reiki master in three weekends.” –Lisa Oz, wife of Dr. Mehmet Oz

Perhaps it is not surprising Dr. Mehmet Oz, a key teacher in Rick Warren’s 52 week health-and-wellness Daniel Plan, has been influenced by occultist Emanuel Swedenborg. Although Swedenborg rejected the biblical Christ, and communed with familiar spirits, some of Swedenborg’s admirers have been culturally significant figures. At this point in his career, Dr. Mehmet Oz certainly qualifies as such.

Those who have either appreciated or followed Swedenborg’s theology have included Helen Keller, Johnny Appleseed, Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Carl Jung, Henry James Sr., the poet Robert Frost, and Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Swedenborg, who died in the 1700s, has been called the father of modern day spiritualism. It is likely Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson’s bondage to the spirit world began with his introduction to Swedenborg’s teachings. Despite erroneous claims he was a Christian, Wilson’s spirituality was one of seances, familiar spirits, and the ouija board. [1]

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