“Alcoholic Anonymous’ 12-Step Program (and the others patterned after it) doesn’t steer any person directly to the Truth (who is Jesus Christ), as it introduces members to a generic “god.” Step 2 says “came to believe a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” Step 3 continues, “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to God as we (Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Mormon, Catholic, agnostic, et al.) understood Him.” As in a Masonry, any false god will do. AA is pluralistic, recognizing as many gods as there may be religions, any of which can work. The founder, Bill Wilson, never received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior. None of the 12 Steps contains a mention of Jesus Christ, much less of the Gospel, yet churches have yoked up with AA. Churches have sponsored their members programs for overcoming sin in their lives by techniques and a higher power which replace or at least supplement God and the power of the Holy Spirit. The Program does not attempt to tell us what the Higher Power must be. It can be human love, a force for good, the group itself, nature, the universe, etc. The official AA biography of Bill Wilson reads he was heavily involved in the occult, such as séances and the Ouija Board. It was through mediumship from the demonic world that Wilson received the manual for Alcoholics Anonymous.”
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can receive Him into your heart, and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere, you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins, just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”