Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Thursday, September 12, 2013

AA and the broad way

This is an excellent and insightful piece written by John Lanagan on the dangers of AA. I have seen firsthand the dangers of AA, and other man-made programs devised to give the sinner false hope. Drunkenness is not curable by 12 steps, or by a stay in a rehab. Sadly, the 14 year old I am raising is seeing her own mother struggle with her bondage to drugs and alcohol, and she is losing the battle. This woman has been in and out of rehabs, and has been to numerous AA meetings. Her bondage deepens, she cannot stop. I've talked to her, she is terrified of death. If she doesn't drink, within a day or so she becomes violently ill...she's only 43. She has heard the whole counsel of God, the Gospel of Christ and her bondage to sin. May God have mercy on her.

I despise AA and all rehab facilities that lie to sinners, that desire to keep them in their bondage and have no power to change the sinner. That is why I so appreciate the ministry of John Lanagan and his tireless work on exposing AA...

Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. (Jeremiah 2:11)
Why have so many rejected the Christ of the Bible?
Why have so many created a  god of their ownunderstanding? What happened?
Emergent leader Phyllis Tickle knows one key reason. 
“As Phyllis Tickle has noted, the development of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) probably did as much as other, more celebrated events to undermine our concept of religion. Emerging in the late 1930s, AA made it acceptable to talk about a generic God–a ‘higher power.’” (bold mine) You can find this statement in A Heretic’s Guide To Eternity, by Spencer Burke (The Ooze) and Barry Taylor, pg. 34-35, foreword by Brian McLaren.

Burke and Taylor further note what AA has brought on us. Of course, they see it as a good thing: “Consequently, a generation of people began speaking about God in new ways not previously sanctioned by the consensual illusion–and traditional religious perspectives began to change as a result.”
Yes. And what a change it has been.

continue reading John's article here...

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