According to his official A.A. biography, and describing it as “the fairly usual experience,” A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson states:
“The ouija board got moving in earnest. What followed was the fairly usual experience—it was a strange mélange of Aristotle, St. Francis, diverse archangels with odd names, deceased friends—some in purgatory and others doing nicely, thank you! There were malign and mischievious ones of all descriptions, telling of vices quite beyond my ken, even as former alcoholics. Then, the seemingly virtuous entities would elbow them out with messages of comfort, information, advice—and sometimes just sheer nonsense.” (Pass It On, pg. 278) (bold mine)
What does this have to do with anything? This man, who “wrote” the 12 Steps, was a willing conduit for unclean spirits. It is time we quit pretending Christ has blessed this program which denies His very Name.
Millions follow A.A., a religion that has no understanding of sin, repentance, or Salvation. Yet, how could these be understood–Christ is seen as one potential higher power among many. A.A.’s success is not in treatment effectiveness, but in public relations and publicity, and in keeping unbelievers far from the biblical Christ. A.A. also serves to dilute and confuse Christians who do attend the A.A. religion. These, alas, often end up with a syncretistic spirituality. Of course, that is the point.
When will things change? When we separate, understanding at last that participation in this thing is offensive to, and forbidden by, the Lord. Then, and only then, will many of us be free from bondage because we have sought Christ.