Why doesnt Baptist Churches support Alcoholics Autonomous

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  1. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Why doesnt Baptist Churches support Alcoholics Autonomous. Ive seen many people become clean & sober, become practicing Christians & generally get their lives in order from the program. so why the impasse?
     
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    Probably because an autonmous alcoholic wants to be all by himself :)
     
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    Its probably because AA tells the people that they need the help of of God...whitch ever one you choose.

    Christian God, Islam god, hari krishna god, etc etc
     
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    Have you ever gone to a meeting?
     
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    In other words he thinks you meant 'anonymous', not 'autonomous'. :thumbs:
     
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    Not all Baptist churches are against AA. At meetings held at their churches they have simply adapted the program. The higher power is not some generic god but the One True and Living God.
     
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    AA has saved the physical lives of a lot of people and their families. I'm very pro-AA.

    It's not a religious organization for crying out loud and doesn't pose as one. And just because it isn't doesn't mean it shouldn't be supported.

    You can't solve the problems of the world by dragging them to a Sunday morning service and singing "Bringing in the Sheaves" and dunking then under the water.

    God gave us brains to use and discernment to use. Sometimes medical help, competent medical counseling, and having an outlet to talk out ones issues is warranted and saves lives.

    One can love the church and support AA at the same time.
     
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    And its really the alcoholics who drink in groups that you've got to worry about! :thumbsup:



    That said, our church hosts two AA meetings a week. We support AA, it works and it helps people.
     
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    We have our own recovery groups but I know at least 4 souls saved through AA.

    A friend online was a wiccan. Her husband was all new age too. He started AA for alcoholism, his sponsor was a believer, the sponsor led the husband to the Lord, his life change convinced wife that there was something to this and she was saved. Their two children have since made decisions for Christ and they are living a VERY victorious life and are very much a testimony to the life change that God can do!
     
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    Another good option: http://www.celebraterecovery.com/

    I have not experienced RU but heard good things about it. I have been involved in CA, AA, and CR as a counselor and interpreter. How "Christian" AA and CA are depends upon the group leaders. I kind of prefer not to have AA or CA meet in the church as it is a good outreach to win people to Christ outside of the church.
     
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    Yes, I have gone to one. You see, my brother is a regular attender - he insisted I go since he believes I am an alcoholic. He was taught that since our father is alcoholic - then I am one also - even though I have never taken a drink in my life.
    There are two other things I did not like. First, the leader stated very firmly to the newcomers that if we thought we did not need to come, that we should keep coming until we realize we need to come. Second, they believe that you can never be healed of the disease of alcoholism -Which means you need to go to AA for the rest of your life. Well, first of all I do not believe that alcoholism is a disease and I believe that with the Lords help - a person can end the abuse of alcohol.

    Yes, there have been success of those who have attended AA - but has the saying goes, why have hamburger when you can have steak!:thumbs:

    I would prefer our church have a Christ honoring support group - not only for alcohol - but for any addiction.
     
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    Im on your side with this one.....:thumbsup:
     
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    Good to know....others are not so generous.:thumbsup:
     
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    Yup...can be a missionary field.
     
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    The thinking process for AA is to not exclude any one faith based group ...if a RC, A Jew etc, they are not excluding those people.
     
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    Praise God!!
     
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    Because....

    ....alcoholism is a sin, and we all know that the Baptist church does not have sinners sitting in their pews.....:laugh:

    Only kidding....but that is a good question. I would suspect that the Baptist churches would be the leader in this off-shoot ministry to reach those who need serious help.:type:
     
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    Think that its due to theim holding to a 'higher power', which can be God/Allah/Buddah etc!

    Also, they would prefer it to be done in "biblcal counseling' setting and using the bible and the HS for the helpers!
     
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    The end result, it doesnt ever get addressed.:tear:
     

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