Saturday, June 25, 2016


The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous has been the foundation of all addiction recovery programs around the world for nearly 7 decades! It attracts millions of loyal members to meetings in every city and town everyday. While millions of alcoholics and addicts have found sobriety in its meetings, millions more spend years and years relapsing over and over again, until they either quit and give up, or die, or become so depressed or unhealthy they wish they would, and many commit suicide! Many more end up homeless or in prisons or in other institutions with mental health issues.

It is this author’s opinion, and has been for the past 32 years that I’ve been clean and sober, that the millions of alcoholics and addicts who fail the program, do so because of a very dangerous, even fatal flaw in the last part of Step 3! The first part is absolutely correct in stating that "we must turn our wills and lives over to the care of God", but not to a "god of our understanding"! AA, while professing to the world that they are of a Christian background or foundation, (The Oxford Group), and then suggesting in step 3 that there are many gods to choose from, is pure heresy! Even the least experienced atheist knows what God says about His  Sovereignty, Exodus 20:3 (KJV) Thou shalt have no other gods before me. It is well known throughout the AA community that most of its members who fail the program, do so in step 3. They even refer to its commonality as the 1-2-3-step-relapse dance!

Until AA addresses this issue, and leads its members to The truth that there is “but One God,” to turn their lives and wills over to, there will continue to be millions of alcoholics and addicts who finally conquer their battle with denial, only to be led astray when they arrive at a 12 step meeting or program, and led to believe that an undefined, imaginary, powerless “god of their understanding” will answer their prayers and deliver them from their addictions!

Until AA does decide to address this issue, assuming that someday they might, it is going to be my mission to do all I can do to share God’s Truth with those who are not getting it in AA meetings. As a Christian, delivered from my sin and addictions 32 years ago only by God’s Love, according to His Word, by Grace Alone, through Faith Alone, and in Christ Alone, I feel God’s calling to “be a fisher of man” and to “follow” and “obey” Him ! 
There are many members of AA who claim to be Christians. If you are one of them, than you should know that Gods Word does not support the idea that a man can make up “a god of his own understanding”, but that there is only “ONE GOD,” and that any attempt to follow any other imaginary, false gods will be in vain! There are no other “gods” who can answer prayer and perform the miracles that are necessary to “set free”  alcoholics and addicts from their addictions! If you are one of the many Christians attending AA meetings, you are instructed by God in   Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV) to, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” And in Matthew 16:24 (KJV), then said Jesus unto his disciples, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” And in John 14:15 (KJV)  “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” These simple instructions should leave little doubt about what God would have us do when confronted with those sitting next to us in a meeting who do not know which direction to turn when they reach Step 3!   

Good fishermen know the fish, know the waters, and know what bait to use! To be a successful “fisher of men” we must know no less! Recovered alcoholics and addicts should know the fish, know the waters, and know the bait better than anyone else! Most recovered alcoholics and addicts should recognize the dark, murky waters of AA meetings that are overflowing with alcoholics and addicts and lost souls struggling with addictions. A recovered Christian sitting in an AA meeting should recognize the unique position God has placed them in to reach out to one of those lost souls with The Truth that “set you free”!

If you’re ready to move forward in your recovery, and answer Gods call for your service, I have written a new book titled Step 3 Addiction Recovery that was written specifically to help you in reaching others for Christ! It speaks to the hearts of the millions of lost souls who have been mislead in Step 3 to believe that there is more than one God to choose from to deliver them from their addictions. It shows them how they will continue to relapse over and over again until they choose Jesus Christ as their Savior. As Christians involved in addiction recovery we know that this one simple Truth will lead them to sobriety and Salvation! Step 3 Addiction Recovery is a tool that every good “fisher of men” should keep in their tackle box, next to their Bible, and use and share often! 

If you're sick and tired of being sick and tired of one relapse after another, it's clearly time to re-evaluate any past choice you made in step 3 and reach out to Jesus Christ! The simple act of making the right choice in Step 3 will "make your last relapse, your last relapse"! 

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