From an article by David J. Hanson, Ph.D.:
The proposition that drinking necessarily becomes uncontrollable once it has begun, had been disproved over a quarter century ago by more than 100 research studies reporting that a significant proportion of alcoholics return to moderate or controlled drinking without problems. Since then, the number of such studies has more than doubled.
Does the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous directly contradict the Christian gospel message of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone?
From the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Page 13: "There I humbly offered myself to God, as I then understood Him, to do with me as He would. I placed myself unreservedly under His care and direction. I admitted for the first time that of myself I was nothing; that without Him I was lost. I ruthlessly faced my sins and became willing to have my new-found Friend take them away, root and branch. I have not had a drink since."
There is no forgiveness outside of faith in Jesus Christ.
No one comes to the Father except by Jesus Christ.
There is a very clear contradiction between the false gospel of Alcoholics Anonymous and the true gospel of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
Chad Prigmore is Pastor and President of The Way Ministry Church USA & Kenya.