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AA Quick Ref Guide

AA’s Teaching Quick Reference Guide to Teachings That Do Not Align with Scripture

 

AA teaches you to make up your own god.

Choose your own conception of god. BB, pages 12, 46, 47.

Faith in some kind of god. BB, page 55.

Second step—power greater than ourselves. BB, page 59.

Third step—god as we understood him. BB, page 59.

You can, if you wish, make AA itself your higher power. 12x12, page 27.

Whatever god. 12x12, page 35.

…he does NOT have to agree with your conception of God. He can choose ANY conception he likes, provided it makes sense to him. BB, page 93.

     Biblical refutation: Ex. 20:3–7, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Matt. 1:21, Col. 1:21–23

 

AA teaches your own “works” can make you ready to receive God’s gift of grace.

We really hadn’t cleaned house so that the grace of God could enter us. 12x12, page 32.

He has made himself ready to receive it. 12x12, page 107.

AA’s manner of making ready … lies in the practice of the Twelve Steps in our program. 12x12, page 107.

     Biblical refutation: Titus 3:5, Eph. 2:8–9, Gal. 2:16, Gal. 3:11, 1 Peter 1:5

 

AA teaches you to water down your sin.

Milder word. 12x12, page 67.

Levity. BB, page 16.

Petty offense. BB, page 78.

Milder defects. 12x12, page 68.

Flaws. BB, page 64.

Mistakes. BB, page 67.

Handicaps. BB, page 71.

Habits. BB, page 82.

Borrowing. 12x12, page 86.

Instincts. 12x12, page 44.

     Biblical refutation: Rom. 7:28, Prov. 14:9, 1 John 3:4, Rom. 7:7, Rom. 3:23, Psalm 90:8, Isaiah 64:6, Rev. 22:11, Dan. 12:10, 2 Tim. 3:8

 

AA teaches they have their own message.

This message, AA’s message, their message. 12x12, pages 8, 17, 24, 106, 109, 110, 111, 113, 130, 142, 150, 151, 181, 190.

This message. BB, pages 60, 89.

Our message. 12x12, pages 109, 130.

     Biblical refutation: Gal. 1:7, 9, Gal. 5:10, 2 Cor. 11:4, Rom. 16:17

 

AA teaches eternal security with its unbiblical message.

God’s kingdom … we will be assured that our own destiny in that realm will be secure. 12x12, page 98.

All will be well with us, here, and hereafter. 12x12, page 105.

We were reborn. BB, page 63.

It is only by accepting and solving our problems that we can begin to get right with ourselves … and with Him who presides over us all. 12x12, page 125.

     Biblical refutation: Gal. 1:7, 9, Gal. 5:10, 2 Cor. 11:4, Rom. 16:17

 

AA teaches that your survival hinges on AA allegiance.

The group must survive or the individual will not. 12x12, page 130.

AA must continue to live or most of us will surely die. 12x12, page 189.

Unless each AA member follows … twelve steps to recovery … he almost certainly signs his own death warrant. 12x12, page 174.

No personal sacrifice is too great for preservation of the fellowship. 12x12, page 130.

Our common welfare should come first. 12x12, page 129.

     Biblical refutation: Gal. 1:7, 9, Gal. 5:10, 2 Cor. 11:4, Rom. 16:17, John 14:6

 

AA teaches a Hindu practice of using mantras.

Repeat to ourselves a particular prayer or phrase … just saying it over and over. 12x12, page 103.

     Biblical refutation: Gal. 5:20, Matt. 6:7

 

AA teaches we are all fundamentally good.

However good. 12x12, page 42.

Good characters. 12x12, page 45.

Has some assets. 12x12, page 46.

Better self. BB, page 108.

     Biblical refutation: Mark 10:17, 18, Luke 6:45, 18:19, Psalm 14:1, 3, 53:1, 3, Isaiah 64:6

**Christian! how much of the a.a. literature needs to be heretical before you will consider abandoning it??!!

 AA’s Teaching Quick Reference Guide to Teachings That Do Not Align with Scripture

 

AA teaches you to make up your own god.

Choose your own conception of god. BB, pages 12, 46, 47.

Faith in some kind of god. BB, page 55.

Second step—power greater than ourselves. BB, page 59.

Third step—god as we understood him. BB, page 59.

You can, if you wish, make AA itself your higher power. 12x12, page 27.

Whatever god. 12x12, page 35.

…he does NOT have to agree with your conception of God. He can choose ANY conception he likes, provided it makes sense to him. BB, page 93.

     Biblical refutation: Ex. 20:3–7, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Matt. 1:21, Col. 1:21–23

 

AA teaches your own “works” can make you ready to receive God’s gift of grace.

We really hadn’t cleaned house so that the grace of God could enter us. 12x12, page 32.

He has made himself ready to receive it. 12x12, page 107.

AA’s manner of making ready … lies in the practice of the Twelve Steps in our program. 12x12, page 107.

     Biblical refutation: Titus 3:5, Eph. 2:8–9, Gal. 2:16, Gal. 3:11, 1 Peter 1:5

 

AA teaches you to water down your sin.

Milder word. 12x12, page 67.

Levity. BB, page 16.

Petty offense. BB, page 78.

Milder defects. 12x12, page 68.

Flaws. BB, page 64.

Mistakes. BB, page 67.

Handicaps. BB, page 71.

Habits. BB, page 82.

Borrowing. 12x12, page 86.

Instincts. 12x12, page 44.

     Biblical refutation: Rom. 7:28, Prov. 14:9, 1 John 3:4, Rom. 7:7, Rom. 3:23, Psalm 90:8, Isaiah 64:6, Rev. 22:11, Dan. 12:10, 2 Tim. 3:8

 

AA teaches they have their own message.

This message, AA’s message, their message. 12x12, pages 8, 17, 24, 106, 109, 110, 111, 113, 130, 142, 150, 151, 181, 190.

This message. BB, pages 60, 89.

Our message. 12x12, pages 109, 130.

     Biblical refutation: Gal. 1:7, 9, Gal. 5:10, 2 Cor. 11:4, Rom. 16:17

 

AA teaches eternal security with its unbiblical message.

God’s kingdom … we will be assured that our own destiny in that realm will be secure. 12x12, page 98.

All will be well with us, here, and hereafter. 12x12, page 105.

We were reborn. BB, page 63.

It is only by accepting and solving our problems that we can begin to get right with ourselves … and with Him who presides over us all. 12x12, page 125.

     Biblical refutation: Gal. 1:7, 9, Gal. 5:10, 2 Cor. 11:4, Rom. 16:17

 

AA teaches that your survival hinges on AA allegiance.

The group must survive or the individual will not. 12x12, page 130.

AA must continue to live or most of us will surely die. 12x12, page 189.

Unless each AA member follows … twelve steps to recovery … he almost certainly signs his own death warrant. 12x12, page 174.

No personal sacrifice is too great for preservation of the fellowship. 12x12, page 130.

Our common welfare should come first. 12x12, page 129.

     Biblical refutation: Gal. 1:7, 9, Gal. 5:10, 2 Cor. 11:4, Rom. 16:17, John 14:6

 

AA teaches a Hindu practice of using mantras.

Repeat to ourselves a particular prayer or phrase … just saying it over and over. 12x12, page 103.

     Biblical refutation: Gal. 5:20, Matt. 6:7

 

AA teaches we are all fundamentally good.

However good. 12x12, page 42.

Good characters. 12x12, page 45.

Has some assets. 12x12, page 46.

Better self. BB, page 108.

     Biblical refutation: Mark 10:17, 18, Luke 6:45, 18:19, Psalm 14:1, 3, 53:1, 3, Isaiah 64:6

**Christian! how much of the a.a. literature needs to be heretical before you will consider abandoning it??!!

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