AA Big Book – Inspired by God?

Many people in Alcoholics Anonymous are, as they say “big book” thumpers… (Instead of “bible thumpers”) They believe that the Big Book has the answers to all of life’s questions. There has been some discussion about this over at the Oklahoma Addiction Network that I manage using the ning platform.

I believe that the 12 steps of recovery were certainly inspired by God and plan on discussing those over at my Christian Opinion site. But to say that the Big Book was actually written by God himself? That’s a matter of opinion… Which is what this blog is about anyways. LOL 🙂

But then there’s the Bible or the Koran.
Are they actually “holy” scriptures? Were either one of them literally written by God? This is also a matter of opinion. 🙂

I have heard it so many times that King James “messed up”
when he (his team of scholars) translated the bible to English. Of course is any Bible translation actually accurate?

But this post is about the Big Book(AA)… Not bible translation. And for a program that has worked for millions must be inspired by a higher power don’t you think?

The Fading Christian Church?

Do you ever go church hopping? That is shopping around every week to a different church to see what it’s like. It is often hard to find a church that you can connect to and feel your making a difference for the “kingdom” -If that is your calling/goal.

Most of the time when I visit a new church the service is ½ empty. They often have huge sanctuaries’ that were built back when the church was much bigger. They will often have huge numbers of members on the books but they are obviously not sitting in the pew’s. Isn’t that strange?

I have heard it said that if the church doesn’t change soon then it will cease to exist within the next few decades. Church as we know it will be no more. Those Godly looking buildings, steeples, bells, fiery sermons and organs…You know, all that wacky stuff..

What can a believer in God do about this sort of thing? Why not just sit around on Sunday mornings and watch some entertaining Christian TV? You could make a little party out of it and have some friends over with some snacks to enjoy the show.

It’s nothing but a good time. 

Your Going to Hell

What is going on with evangelical Christianity? It seems there is a new wave of belief that contradicts folks going to hell.. New site like The Jerome Conspiracy or Bible Truth’s are often advertised right under “scripture of the day” plug in’s. or religious sites.

Who goes to Hell? and why?

If the Bible says All tongue’s will confess and every knee shall bow? Is it after that that they get sent to hell? (unbelievers after death)

People go around the streets telling them they are going to hell… Do you think this is a good idea? Since it ain’t our call anyways.

Does a Real Hell Exist?

Hell is real

Image by Stephen Poff via Flickr

I guess I’m on a hell kick now… This guy says it is a lie taught by all kinds of big name Christian leaders. Is this simply propaganda  to prey on peoples fears?

*singing “And it makes me wonder”

A Christian hoax?

Here is something Jesus said in the Bible about hell.

“You have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shall not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.

And if your right eye offend you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.

And if your right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell” (Matt. 5:27-30).

Now, are those words to be taken literally?

  • Lust of the heart is just as bad as real cheatin’
  • If you did that poke your eye out
  • Did something wrong with your hand? Cut it off.

Most will teach that it’s figurative. Well, except for “hell”

The Hell Part is REAL

Uh oh 🙁