Spiritualism according to Merriam-Webster: a belief that spirits of the dead communicate with the living usually through a medium. “[A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson] experimented with and eventually claimed some power over spiritualistic phenomena. So profound was Bill’s immersion in this area that he at times confused the terms ‘spiritualism’ and ‘spirituality.’” (Ernest Kurtz, NOT-GOD, pg. 136) “There shall not … Continue reading Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder “claimed some power over spiritualistic phenomena”
Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? (Luke 6:46) This is not to say there are not some saved people in A.A. But, there is a hybrid faith, a blend of Christianity and 12 Step spirituality, and this is where most long term A.A. Christians end up. Yes, … Continue reading How Christians in Alcoholics Anonymous actively disobey the Bible
Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just … Continue reading Christians in Alcoholics Anonymous
Warren B. Smith notes that God Calling is “the channeled book that inspired Sarah Young to try and receive her own personal messages from Jesus.”  Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling is an immensely popular book, through which a false, contemplative “Christ” continues to spread. God Calling can be seen as the spiritual parent of Jesus Calling, but God Calling also greatly influenced Alcoholics Anonymous. This began with … Continue reading Unholy trio: “God Calling” spiritually influenced “Jesus Calling” and Alcoholics Anonymous
In Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age, Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson writes, “That we have chosen this symbol is perhaps no mere accident. The priests and seers of antiquity regarded the circle enclosing the triangle as a means of warding off spirits of evil, and AA’s circle of Recovery, Unity, and Service has certainly meant all that to us and … Continue reading Alcoholics Anonymous spirituality is not biblical
Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson’s well documented communication with evil spirits is sometimes disbelieved. C.S. Lewis believed it. When a concerned Tony Guggenheim wrote Lewis a letter informing him of Bill and Lois Wilson’s biblically forbidden activities, C.S. Lewis wrote back, “This is necromancy. Have nothing to do with it.”  Lewis was clearly horrified the A.A. … Continue reading C.S. Lewis warned about Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder’s spiritualism
A.A.’s history is often misrepresented or downplayed to portray A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson as Christian. In reality, Bill Wilson swam in an ocean of unholy, occult experiences before and during his time in A.A. According to Wilson: “The ouija board began moving in earnest. What followed was the fairly usual experience-it was a strange melange of … Continue reading Unclean spirits and Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson
“But when [A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson] walked into the den…I knew this was his session…” (From Remembrances of LSD therapy past, pg. 27) (bold emphasis mine) One of the researchers involved with the LSD experiments of the 1950s and 1960s was Betty Grover Eisner, Ph.D., a woman whose book, Remembrances of LSD therapy past, is a fascinating and sad account of … Continue reading Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder and the LSD sessions
When it comes to A.A’.s alleged “Christian” roots, God’s people have been—to use a technical term—snookered. Scripture is clear. We were never meant to be part of an all-gods religion. It is not “legalism” to point out that the Lord will absolutely not be seen as one higher power among many (Isaiah 42:8, Galatians 1:6-9; … Continue reading Did heretics shape Alcoholics Anonymous?
When it comes to A.A.’s “Christian” roots, God’s people have been—to use a technical term—snookered. Scripture is clear. We were never meant to be part of an all-gods religion. It is not “legalism” to point out that the Lord will absolutely not be seen as one higher power among many. It is not “legalistic” to … Continue reading Does Alcoholics Anonymous really have “Christian” roots?