Alcoholics Anonymous is in opposition to the Bible. A.A.’s own history has been incorrectly interpreted by those who–undoubtedly with the best of intentions–wish keep Christians involved in the twelve step religion.
Interestingly, in one of his own books, Dick B. (an advocate for A.A.’s non-existent “Christian/biblical” roots) records how author Mel B. tried to correct him about Christian influence in early A.A.
Dick B. writes, “[New Thought heretic Emmet] Fox appeared to teach that the death and resurrection and ascending of Jesus to the right hand of God was not merely the accomplishment for those who believed, but for anyone and everyone, if at all. Reflecting this contention, New Thought advocate Mel B. recently said to me he didn’t think early A.A. people were John 3:16 Christians.” 
Dick B. writes, “Frankly I dont know of any other kind, and there is nothing in the early A.A. surrenders to Christ that suggest otherwise.” 
Mel B. goes far enough back in A.A. that he actually met Bill Wilson. Mel B., whose book, New Wine, documents many of the spiritual influences that formed and shaped A.A., was simply trying to set the record straight. The spiritual base of early A.A. was influenced in part by New Thought, but also by liberal Christianity–and so Christ’s message of Salvation had little primary meaning in A.A.’s origin and development.
1. Dick B., Henrietta B. Seiberling: Ohio’s Lady With A Cause, pg. 17-18
The Protestant Liberal Influence:
Those who have heard early A.A.’s “roots” were biblically pure might want to investigate Emmet Fox and A.A.’s use of his heretical book, The Sermon on the Mount. This text was actually used as a teaching manual in AA until AA’s own instructional Big Book was completed. Read
The liberal Christian influence has to be acknowledged as well. These were not people who believed the Bible as the literal Word of God. As AA historian Glen C. notes, “But if we are carrying out a historical investigation into how A.A. first began…the center of gravity within early A.A. lay with the classical Protestant liberals instead of the fundamentalists. And A.A. still to this day contains many elements of belief and practice that came from the liberals, not the fundamentalists.”
We will hopefully be expanding upon this soon, as it is yet another anti-Biblical root of Alcoholics Anonymous. These were well meaning people, as those more concerned with social gospel than Salvation always are.
“The fundamental idea that one did not have to be a Christian in order to be a good and spiritual person was a classical Protestant liberal belief that had a deeply formative effect on early A.A.,” states Glen C.
This is not to say that there were absolutely no fundamentalist Christians in early Alcoholics Anonymous. After all, we can even find some in present day A.A., can we not?
But as Glen C. states, using AA co-founder Dr. Bob Smith’s wife, Anne Smith, as an example, the “Christian” influence was of a liberal bent:
“But the center of the bell-shaped curve, so to speak, lay with those with classical Protestant liberal sympathies. Dr. Bob’s wife Anne Ripley Smith, a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts, one of the elite east coast women’s colleges, fits the profile of a deeply pious classical Protestant liberal in everything we know about her. So some A.A.’s were more conservative, and were more radical, but the ‘center of gravity’ lay with the classical Protestant liberals during AA’s earliest years, and studying Fundamentalist theology and belief does not help us much in understanding the way A.A. began.”
Indeed. Studying the Word of God, in fact, shows A.A. is not from Jesus Christ, nor are the Twelve Steps, despite the ”Christian root” fallacies promulgated by pro-AA author Dick B. and others. –For rest of article, click Here…
1. Classical Protestant Liberalism and Early A.A., by Glen C.
Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (NASB) Matt. 5:10