Some Disturbing History of A.A.

How did this happen? How did Christians get so involved with Alcoholics Anonymous and other twelve-step programs? Unfortunately, writers such as pro-A.A. author Dick B. have been churning out books and articles about the alleged Christian roots of A.A. and the twelve steps for years. This has influenced many.

According to the Alcoholics Anonymous website, “the origins of Alcoholics Anonymous can be traced to the Oxford Group,” [11] an ecumenical movement of the 1930s. Oxford’s founder, Frank Buchman, said “he never touched any doctrine in any of his meetings, as he did not want to upset or offend anyone.” [12]

The great preacher Dr. H.A. Ironside warned that the Oxford Group:

. . . appeals to people who reject the inspiration of [the Bible] as well to those who profess to believe it; it appeals to people who deny the Deity of Christ as well as to those who acknowledge it; to those who deny the eternal punishment of sin as well as those who believe in it. Here in our city it is openly endorsed by the Swedenborgians and by leaders of the Unitarians, as well as by a number who belong to orthodox churches. But it is silent about the blood of Christ. [13]

Dr. Ironside also warned about the Oxford Group’s unholy meditation (emptying the mind) which often culminated in the practice of automatic writing:

Each one is urged in the morning to sit down quietly with the mind emptied of every thought, generally with a pencil in hand, waiting for God to say something to them. They wait and wait and wait. Sometimes they tell me nothing happens, at other times the most amazing things come. Tested by the Word of God many of these things are unscriptural. They lay themselves open for demons to communicate their blasphemous thoughts to them.14 (emphasis added)

This appears to have been the method A.A. co-founder (and former Oxford Group member) Bill Wilson used to receive the twelve steps. T.A. McMahon, chief editor at The Berean Call ministry, writes, “A.A.’s official biography indicates Bill Wilson received the details of the 12 Steps through spirit dictation.” [15]

From the Booklet Tract The “Spiritual” Truth Behind Alcoholics Anonymous: click here

Recovery Awareness blog on the lying spirits that gave the 12 Steps

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:1-3)

These lying spirits have created steps and principles which are mere works that induce life long burdens, then they boast “this is the only way to ‘freedom’ and ‘everybody needs recovery'” while keeping you focused on a handful of scriptures taken out of context, on one’s self “hurts, hang-up, habits”, keeping your attention off of Jesus and focusing on contrived psychologically based disorders, not studying Gods Word in context. These are well known ploys of the enemy.

‘But in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'” (Mathew 15:9)

For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. (Hebrews 5:13-14)

Thanks to Recovery Awareness for the above teaching. Link:

Research Seances, Spirits, and 12 Steps

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“Since when did Jesus align Himself with false gods?” ask the Bobgans

The extreme naiveté of Christians comes through when they confidently assert that their higher Power is Jesus Christ. Since when did Jesus align Himself with false gods? Since when has He been willing to join the Pantheon or the array of Hindu deities?

Jesus is not an option of one among many. He is the Only Son, the Only Savior, and the Only Way.

All Twelve Step programs violate the declarations of the Reformation: Only Scripture; Only Christ; Only Grace; Only Faith; and Glory to God Only.

Instead they offer another power, another gospel, another savior, another source, another fellowship, another tradition, another evangelism, and another god.

Jesus’ majesty and His very person are violated by joining Him together with the gods of the wide gate and the broad way. Jesus emphatically stated that His gate is strait and His way is narrow. He is the only way to life, while all other ways lead to destruction (Matthew 7:13-14).

[What you have just read is excerpted from an article by Martin and Deidre Bobgan about Alcoholics Anonymous.
You can read 12 Steps to Another Gospel, Part Two, by Martin and Deidre Bobgan, right here: ]

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The Message “Bible” profanes God’s Name in Micah 3:5

Here is God’s Message to the prophets,
the preachers who lie to my people:
“For as long as they’re well paid and well fed,
the prophets preach, ‘Isn’t life wonderful! Peace to all!’
But if you don’t pay up and jump on their bandwagon,
their ‘God bless you’ turns into ‘God d – – – you.’ (The Message, Micah 3:5) (emphasis mine)

What possible excuse can Eugene Peterson give for having done this? Out of all the things that could have been placed there? I didn’t include the last three letters of Peterson’s blasphemy, but you get the idea.

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (KJV, Exodus 20:7)

Here is Micah 3:5 from the NASB:

Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who lead my people astray;
When they have something to bite with their teeth,
They cry, “Peace,”
But against him who puts nothing in their mouths
They declare holy war. (NASB, Micah 3:5)

Don’t kid yourself. The Message is all about Ephesians 6:12. This is spiritual wickedness in high places. This unholy parody was created to weaken the Body of Christ.

It’s working.

If you want to learn more about The Message, go here and here

*Thanks to James Johnson for revealing this about Micah 3:5 on Marsha West’s Facebook page

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The Message “Bible” Haiku

Crayons and mud pie
smudge out God’s very own words
darkly untruthful

(Haiku is Japanese poetry consisting of 3 lines of 5,7, and 5 syllables.)

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New Booklet Tract warns about The Message “Bible”

The Message “Bible”— A Breach of Truth: How Eugene Peterson’s The Message Omits Homosexual Sin—and Other Strange Deletions, Additions, and Alterations click here to read….

The Swedenborgian twelve steps

Throughout A.A.’s history are indications of the devil’s handiwork. These are small things, perhaps, but indicative nevertheless. It was still astounding to discover that occultist Emanuel Swedenborg had written about ‘twelve steps’ more than one hundred and fifty years before the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous.

A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson, who wrote the A.A. twelve steps, married into a Swedenborgian family.

Swedenborg writes, “[Angels] picture wisdom as a magnificently and finely decorated palace. One climbs to enter this palace by twelve steps. One can only arrive at the first step by means of the Lord’s power through joining with Him…As a person climbs these steps, he perceives that no one is wise from himself but from the Lord…the twelve steps into the palace of wisdom signify love in union with faith and faith in union with love.”[4]

Did Wilson copy this term from Emanuel Swedenborg? I do not believe so. I believe that Wilson click here for entire article

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A.A. co-founder bought into New Thought rejection of Christ

“But messages as to the availability of grace, salvation, and the mind of Christ presented a strange and soon unacceptable Christian package for Bill and Lois Wilson. Yes, they bought the sugar-coated cover up by the Emmet Fox message to A.A. people and others that the Bible has no plan of salvation and that salvation is a myth.”

Source: Dick B., When Early A.A.’s Were Cured And Why, pg. 26

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Review of The Physics of Heaven, Chapter Two, by Pastor Larry DeBruyn

The following is the first part of a review by Pastor Larry DeBruyn of Chapter 2 of The Physics of Heaven, a book with disturbing New Age implications. It is all the more disturbing because it is co-authored by Bethel of Redding Pastor Bill Johnson’s personal assistant, Judy Franklin. Bill Johnson and his wife, Beni, are also contributors to the book.

The review begins below:

Review of Chapter 2 (authored by Ellyn Davis):
“Extracting the Precious From the Worthless”[1]

“Therefore, thus says the Lord,
‘If you return, then I will restore you—
Before Me you will stand;
And if you extract the precious from the worthless,
You will become My spokesman.

They for their part may turn to you,
But as for you, you must not turn to them’.”
Emphasis added, Jeremiah 15:19[2]

In their searching for spiritual truth, Ellyn Davis proposes that Christians engage New Age Religion (NAR) to seek for and take back truths which originally belonged to citizens of the Kingdom of God. (TPOH, 15) In that counterfeits prove the existence of the genuine, Davis, a former hippie from the 60s, has decided to commence a search for truth amidst a spirituality of lies. By her admission, she views much in New Age Religion that is “worthless,” but also thinks that its spirituality possesses truths which are “precious.” This assumption derives from her observing and being intrigued by “healings and mystical experiences and revelations” in New Age Religion which rival anything she “had seen or experienced” in the charismatic church; hence the chapter’s title—Extracting the Precious From the Worthless.(TPOH, 14)

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Top two My Word Like Fire posts/links of all time

Here are the two links/posts that have received the most visits:

Numero Uno: click here

And, in second place by less than 200 views: click here

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