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I was set free from addiction to alcohol by the grace of Jesus Christ in 1984. I had to attend AA a couple of times going through treatment and I despised it. I noted that the success rate was extremely low. I called upon the Lord to set me free. It still was a struggle, but I had always put my trust in Jesus. Please read.

 

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Seances, Spirits, and 12 Steps

“[He] knew little of psychics and had heard nothing before this of my adventures.”–A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson, from his official A.A. biography, Pass It On, pg.277

“Do not seek out mediums and spiritists; do not seek out and be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:31) 

 

Author Richard Burns, better known as Dick B., has been churning out books and articles on the alleged Christian origin of Alcoholics Anonymous for years. The prolific author has written Anne Smith’s JournalDr. Bob and His Library, and many, many others. Regrettably, in his nearly thirty books Dick B. has never acknowledged the influence of spiritualism upon the creation of the 12 Steps.

 

His books, however, have deeply influenced the Body of Christ. People frequently justify A.A. attendance with statements like, “Well, Alcoholics Anonymous was originally Christian.” Or, “The 12 Steps are based on the Bible.” A common misconception is that one or both Alcoholics Anonymous cofounders, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, were Christians.[1] (Read)

 

In A.A. circles the cofounders are affectionately known as Dr. Bob and Bill W. Promoting one of his more recent titles, The Conversion of Bill W., Dick B. writes, “It’s an account of the many ways the Creator seems to have touched the life of Bill W. and, through him, the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.”[2]

 

The title alone gives the impression that A.A. cofounder Bill Wilson came to Christ. It is certainly true that Wilson was used powerfully and spiritually—but not by the God of the Bible.Wilson, in bondage to spiritualism, communed for decades with unclean spirits.

 

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I hated AA.  I decided…okay…if I quit for good, then I would never have to attend another one of these lousy meetings.  Of course I had to attend the required meetings while I was in Rehab. 

I was saved as a young girl but I quit going to church when I was 16 years old. By the time I was 21 I was a full-blown alcoholic.  I wallowed in this condition for another 10 years. I will spare you the ugly details.

The Lord is good.  Even though I had turned my back on Him… He never left me.  Talking about this with other Christians is important. This is not only part of my testimony but this shows how we can overcome obstacles in our life with His divine help.

When I look back……. after all this time, I remember that I used to believe that somehow I had managed to pull myself up out of  this declining situation. When push came to shove I could handle things myself, figure out the problem and solve it. How foolish I was. My strength never came from myself.

When attending AA, we were encouraged to call upon a higher source.  Of course for me this is the Lord Jesus Christ. But what about those who don’t know Him.  Who do others call upon in their time of need? There is only one higher source.

Acts 4:12 says, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

About 90-95% persons do not make it the first time they go through AA.  Many never make it back to sobriety. The addiction of the drink is both mental and physical, so the attempt to overcome both aspects is extremely difficult indeed. Your body craves the alcohol because now it now depends on it. Your mind tells you that it will be impossible to function socially without the crutch of the liquid tranquility.

But you know my friend…there is someone who you can lean on…who will listen to your cares and problems.  It is Jesus Christ. The one and only Saviour of the world.

But you need to know…you need to turn to Him because He is the only one who truly saves.  You are a sinner and you need to confess to Him.  Repent and ask His forgiveness. Ask Him to come into your life. Then be ready to Live Only for Him.  Give your life over.  If you do this only to try to save yourself,….it won’t work.  Do it because you know in your heart that Jesus is the answer, He always was and always will be the answer to ALL things.  He died for you so that you would have salvation and life eternal.

So there is hope and your hope is in Jesus.

Here is a great link to check out. Please…please take a few minutes and click it.

http://www.livingwaters.com/good/

kim

(sober 23 years … only because of the Lord)

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