Thursday, June 13, 2013
Words Express Truth or Error
The Bible repeatedly warns against trusting in anything or anyone other than the one true God. To do so is the essence of idolatry. The 12-Step programs do not teach a person to trust in God in the biblical sense. Instead, people transfer their "addictions" to the 12-Step program.
Also, the 12-Step programs become a substitute for biblical spirituality. They replace biblical terms with psychological ones (drunkenness is called alcoholism, a disease; enslavement to sin is called addiction; sin is called sickness or disease; repentance becomes recovery). This is not a small quibble. Words express truth or error. The biblical terms are important. We don't repent of sickness; we recover. We don't recover from sin; we repent.