Monday, February 13, 2012
The Flawless, Sinless Drunk That One A.A. Critic Seems Determined to Find
Aside from the fact that one particular individual is devoted to driving Christians out of A.A., we look in vain for any indication that this particular person has ever helped an alcoholic or an addict; that he has ever based his atacks on anything but singling out and falsely stating that the A.A. cofounders were non-Christians; or that he has ever read or studied or believed the very clear and thoroughly documented evidence of what early AAs did when they plainly and openly professed belief in God and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Hence if someone wants to cherry pick the flaws of an individual Christian, he should join the long-line of erring Christians who need help. Or he should start with Romans 8:1 and 1 John 1:9 and start talking about what Jesus Christ made available to those who took to heart the language in Romans 10:9. Rather than about where people--especially alcoholics and addicts--have embraced behavior in what this one critic thinks is some sort of special errancy reserved for those who drank too much or drugged too much or hurt too many, and then sought God's help in a Christian Fellowship which took its basic ideas from the Bible and applied them. See Dick B., Dr. Bob of Alcoholics Anonymous www.dickb.com/drbobofaa.shtml; and Dick B., The Conversion of Bill W. www.dickb.com/conversion.shtml. And The Good Book and The Big Book: A.A.'s Roots in the Bible www.dickb.com/goodbook.shtml.