Alcoholics Anonymous, and programs like it, seem to genuinely help hurting people. But what do such programs miss that Christians can’t overlook?
Can Alcoholics Anonymous break my addiction? It’s a question from a listener named Tanya. “Dear Pastor John, I’m five years sober from alcohol because I went to A.A. and was miraculously delivered from the desire to drink. I was, and am, a born-again believer. I listen to and read much of your content. However, I’m now hearing that it is wrong for a Christian to attend A.A. I only want to do the right thing before the Lord. I have entered a deeper relationship with God through A.A. and am always at liberty to declare that my ‘higher power’ is Jesus Christ. I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on the matter.” Pastor John, what potential role can social programs play in really helping to bring genuine change to the Christian life?