In yet another site designed to warn of the dangers of false prophets and religions The Berean Call (TBC) identifies the dangers and damage done by the Alcoholics Anonymous religion started by the Occultist Bill Wilson following in the foot steps of the Oxford Group started by the cultist Frank Buchman.
God as You Conceive Him/Her/It to Be
The devastation wrought by Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), founded in 1935, and the spread of its 12 Steps has been enormous. One can scarcely keep track of the many 12-step groups A.A. has spawned: Adult Children of Alcoholics, Debtors Anonymous, Emotions Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, Sex Addicts Anonymous, Shoplifters Anonymous (to name a few)—and even Fundamentalists Anonymous for "recovery" from fundamentalism. In a book that every Christian ought to read, 12 Steps to Destruction (see book list), Martin and Deidre Bobgan point out, "Thousands of groups across America ...and most codependency/recovery programs utilize the Twelve Steps in one way or another...."
New Age psychiatrist M. Scott Peck (a pseudo-Christian endorsed by many church leaders) has called the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous "the greatest event of the twentieth century." 1 Christianity Today says, "The 12-Step movement has tapped a profound need in people. 2 Best-selling Christian author Keith Miller calls the 12-Step Program "a way of spiritual healing and growth that may well be the most important spiritual model of any age for many contemporary Christians." 3
In fact, the 12 Steps of A.A. came by direct inspiration from the demonic world and they open the door to the occult by introducing members to a false god. Step 2 says, "Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." Step 3 continues, "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to God as we [Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Mormon, shaman, agnostic, et al.] understood Him." In Christianity Today , Tim Stafford says, "The 12 Steps are Christian." 4 Yet they contain no mention of Jesus Christ, much less of the gospel. In fact, they are anti-Christian. An official A.A. publication says, "You can, if you wish, make A.A. itself your 'Higher Power.'" 5 Stafford admits that A.A. founder Bill Wilson "never pledged his loyalty to Christ, never was baptized, never joined a Christian church...." 6 Instead, the Christian church has joined A.A! ...........
More articles on The Berean Call website about Alcoholics Anonymous:
A Critical Look at Alcoholics Anonymous - http://www.thebereancall.org/content/critical-look-alcoholics-anonymous
Are We Too "Negative"? - http://www.thebereancall.org/node/5899
Is Alcoholics Anonymous a Religion? - https://www.thebereancall.org/node/1162
Why Does the Church Support 12-step Programs? - http://www.thebereancall.org/node/1008