Many of us are aware that Bill and Bob started AA in 1935. Their fellowship originated in a faith-based understanding that those beset by similar problems are best suited to help each other. It wasn't until 1946 and the adoption of the "Traditions" that AA distanced itself from overtly Protestant theology. The objective of this … Continue reading Recovery Community Meetings. The Biblical Basis.
Treason: "Action or inaction to desecrate and subvert an Allegiance."
Deliberate argumentative fabrication in the face of truth is sin. Slothful thinking - for instance using biblical allegory as a basis for thinly veiled "scientific proofs" and the deliberate, incorrect interpretation of observable fact - is simply lying.
Recovery meetings are often an absent aspect of Church life. Why? Because messy people have messy problems and Churchy people not only design programs to be comfortable, they don't want to be involved with messy, uncomfortable situations.
...describing how discipleship works. This is a very, very messy business. Not sterile, but hands on. People come. They go. They come back. This is a battle and the sword of the Word cuts deeply. Warriors for God will have blood on their hands but survive to dance in the streets like David did.
It's great to be healthy, wealthy and wise. God has blessed you. But have no pity on the sick, poor and stupid - who are beneath contempt. 'They' have done something to bring God's disfavor and condemnation. You are a CHINO. Christian in Name Only.
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Hate is responsible for the desolation of peoples, cultures and economies. Hate cuts us off from God. It does not belong in a harangue from church pulpits.