But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
Is my numbness and pitiless perception of the homeless addict emblematic of my own addiction to self-satisfaction? Is condemnation helpful? Does incarceration work? When treatment fails, what then?
Some of us live with people who struggle. Relapse, recover ... relapse. Recover. Will it ever "stick?" “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven." Mt. … Continue reading Wandering or Waiting?
Step 4 is daunting. "Fearless Spiritual and Moral Inventory." ??? So far as this writer is concerned that inventory should also account "Character Defects" -- because the Moral, Spiritual and Character aspects all have different application -- if you tease out their scriptural meanings. (more on these in a another post perhaps?) What follows is … Continue reading Step 4 — Exercises
What does scripture mean by calling out drunkards for judgement? (See 1 Corinthians 5, for instance.) What's it mean to be a drunk. Or to be a Christian? Does drinking define your life? If you live for and obsess about your next drink, you're a drunkard. If you drink despite knowing you'll experience negative consequences, … Continue reading Drunkards?
So, specifically then, how does AA differ from Bible-based faith? (following text captured from a forum discussion at Forums.CARM.org) AA ~ The Broad Road of AA "To us, the Realm of the Spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never exclusive, or forbidding...." Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 46. Bible ~ The Narrow Road of Christ "“You can … Continue reading Christ in AA?
Simply put: the god of AA is not the same as Jesus -- who is the author and finisher, the central meaning and objective found in Christian scripture. The positions and procedural elements developed by Bill W and Dr. Bob are most certainly rooted in Christian principles -- absent something of critical importance. AA … Continue reading Eternity is at stake