AA’s 12-Step program (and the others patterned after it) opens the door to the occult by introducing members to a generic “god.” Step 2 says, “Came to believe that 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 Masonry, any false god will do. Obviously, a willingness to submit to and trust in Al Gore’s Higher Power “by whatever name” provides Satan and his minions with a perfect front for their influence and activity.
Satan is not an atheist. He knows that God exists ad he wants to take His place and to be worshiped by mankind. To that end, he encourages belief in a “higher power” in order to turn men from the true God to himself. Satan knows that all people have a sense of alienation from God and that the Holy Spirit is wooing mankind to Himself. What better way for Satan to prevent such reconciliation with the true God through Christ than to effect a pseudo-reconciliation with a counterfeit higher power?
Such was the case with Bill Wilson himself, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Through Wilson studied under Sam Shoemaker, Episcopalian pastor in Boston, and studied for a year under Bishop Fulton J. Sheen (the closest thing the Catholic Church has had to a televangelist), he never received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior.
In Christianity Today (CT), Tim Stafford says, “The 12 Steps are Christian.” Yet none of the 12 Steps contains a single mention of Jesus Christ, much less of the gospel. How then could they be Christian? Even Stafford admits that Wilson “never pledged his loyalty to Christ, never was baptized, never joined a Christian church….” The Christian church, however, has joined AA.