I sat in a pastor’s office and listened to an AA Christian explain that alcoholics were too angry to hear about Jesus Christ so it was better to start them off with the higher power concept! Where did he learn this? Not in church! Not from the Word of God!
Far too many AA Christians take on the “wisdom” of the AA Big Book, or what they learn in meetings, rather than trusting Christ and His Word.
In a different church I heard a woman announce–in the sanctuary–that her church could not help her, only AA could help her.
Some years ago an AA member stood before us and announced that “jesus” was her higher power but, she said, “this is jesus with a small ‘j’”.
How many in AA have a higher power “christ” who is not Christ at all?