The Lord wants His people out of Alcoholics Anonymous. He wants His people to quit feeding this shimmering, glimmering chameleon of a spiritual system. The Ancient of Days will take care of those in bondage to alcohol if we but give Him the opportunity. How do I know this? It’s right there in the Bible. And so it was for me.
(John Lanagan – The Word Like Fire) Near the small town where I worship, a neighboring church holds Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings. They know the Scriptures that clearly forbid mixing our Savior in with false gods, and yet this has made no difference. They do what they do because that is what they want to do.
Not that this is unusual. It is happening all over our nation–churches embracing anti-biblical activity, and choosing to portray it as God’s perfect will. We even find books to validate what we prefer to believe about the nature of God Himself.
“Has a nation changed gods, when they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory for that which does not profit. Be appalled, O heavens, at this, and shudder, and be very desolate,” declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 2:11-12)
We have gone far beyond individual Christians simply attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Now, increasingly, Alcoholics Anonymous is allowed to hold meetings in Bible believing churches. A.A. membership by definition demands a faith in the 12 Step process, and many Christians end up with a syncretistic belief system—biblical teachings have been weakened and welded with 12 Step theology.
The Lord tells us to “come out from their midst and be separate” for good reason. (2 Corinthians 6:14-17) He tells us “Bad company corrupts good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33) In like manner, exposure to bad theology often corrupts sound doctrine.