Friday, June 5, 2009

"How A.A. turned our nation from Christ"


"How A.A. Turned our nation from Christ"

Interesting article (from http://www.addictioninfo.org), which makes some valid points; however, I'm not sure I agree with all of it. For example:

"Since the 12 Steps, demonic in origin, have nothing to do with Christ, neither sin nor Biblical repentance is addressed."
  • "Demonic in origin"?
"The United States has been saturated with A.A. and other 12 Step groups for more than seven decades. As a direct result our respect, understanding, and desire for the Biblical God has faded."
  • I'd like to blame AA for this, but I seem to be capable of dishonoring God all by myself; whether drunk, or sober. My coffee addiction though? AA, definitely.
"According to a recent Barna survey, 'By a three to one margin (71% to 26%) adults noted that they are personally more likely to develop their own set of religious beliefs than to accept a comprehensive set of beliefs taught by a particular church.'
  • It might be a good sign that some adults aren't willing to "accept a comprehensive set of beliefs taught by a particular church." Considering some churches, I mean.
Incredibly, 61% of born again Christians also embraced this salad-bar approach. Obviously, many in the church today are not believers at all."
  • Using the term "born again Christians" is confusing. If we're referring to Christians, the redundant "born again" can be dropped; if we're referring to non-Christians, perhaps "born again Christians" should be in quotes, or else we can drop the "born again" altogether, and put just "Christians" in quotes. Since Christians don't eat at salad bars.
"Let us acknowledge that A.A. has helped some people get sober. A smattering has even found Christ while attending Alcoholics Anonymous."
  • Agreed

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