AA – One Day at a Time – Pure Demonism

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) – One Day at a Time – The requirements for sweet fellowship with God in his holy presence

Trevor Hudson
Trevor Hudson

God solemnly warns, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,” (2 Corinthians 6:17).

  1. Come out from among them. (Take decisive action and sever yourself from whatever is of the devil.)
  2. Separate yourselves. Be holy. (Do not compromise yourself and your faith by intermingling with satanic practices and the occult.)
  3. Do not touch unclean things. (Beware of being lured into occult practices through cunning devices.) Do this, says God, and “I will receive you” (take you into my favour and allow you to sweet fellowship with Me in my holy presence).

It reminds one of Psalm 1.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” (Psalm 1:16).

The downward slope into apostasy usually begins with walking in the counsel (advice) of the ungodly, then it progresses into standing in the way of sinners (agreeing with and advocating their advice), and finally by sitting with the scornful (being at home and complacent with other religions). May I remind our readers that “sitting” of itself has become a spiritual experience in contemplative spirituality which in turn has its roots in eastern mysticism (Hinduism and Buddhism). 

Mosaïek Kerk’s kingpin of apostasy and deceiver of the flock

Having written and published some 17 books and lecturing at Fuller Seminary, the Renovaré Institute, the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation, and the Jesuit Institute in South Africa, Trevor Hudson may be called the doyen of the Mosaïek Kerk in Fairland, Randburg. As far as I know he’s the only preacher at Mosaïek who’s sermons have been applauded on several occasions, which is somewhat of an achievement when taking into account that Jesus never received the applauds of anyone during his sojourn on earth.

How dare we call the blue-eyed boy of Mosaïek a kingpin apostate when he’s been a humble servant of the Lord and the community for more than 40 years? That’s a tough question. However, the second question which is more powerful, as Jacques Bornmann would say, may help us to understand the first one better. The second question is this: How could a Christian of Hudson’s calibre sink so low into a pit of satanic occultism and downright demonism?

Wow! Now we are really touching one of God’s anointed pastors, aren’t we? No! we are not. We are merely doing what God commands us to do and that is to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them (expose them). (Ephesians 5:11). And so, we shall.

Twelve steps closer to hell

Trevor Hudson - one-day-at-a-time - based on AA 'Alcoholics Anonymous'

Friends often lead one another down paths to destruction. Then, the old saying, “A friend in need, is a friend indeed” which, at first, seems to be a small vapour of hope, suddenly turns into a gross monstrosity of demonic proportions.

In his book, “One Day at a Time  Discovering the Freedom of 12 Step Spirituality,” Trevor Hudson relates to his readers how he was delivered from a gambling addiction to horse racing, when some of his friend who were addicted to alcohol and with whom he often spoke about his own compulsions and character defects, bluntly told him, “Trevor, just work the Twelve Steps.”

It immediately sparked off a few synapses in his brain which led him to engage the Twelve Step program with gusto, even to this day, when, in his own words, he “came to discover the power and value of the Twelve Step program.” In the very next paragraph, he just about places the Twelve Steps on par with Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and his eternal Word.

When I look back over this time, I can see clearly that the Twelve Steps have become God’s surprising way of keeping my life on track. I have little doubt that without the wisdom and practical guidance they offer my life would have been very much poorer today at every level. They have given me a way of dealing with my tendency toward compulsive behaviour, helped me take a closer look at my weaknesses and provided me with practical tools for spiritual growth and healing. In a nutshell, the Twelve Steps have become profoundly helpful in my own ongoing personal journey of change.

When I look back over this time, I can see clearly that the Twelve Steps have become God’s surprising way of keeping my life on track.” What??? This is sheer blasphemy. Jesus Christ alone, and his eternal Word are able to keep you on track, and not a demon inspired set of rules maintained in a manmade “Twelve Steps” of recovery manual which originated in a seance with the devil. Who is Trevor Hudson’s God??? Hudson’s statement is an outright denial of the efficient power of the cross of Jesus Christ, and he should know how that affects him and everyone who believes what he says about the AA in his book.

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” (1 Corinthians 1:18-19).

He continues to write:

However, I should not really have been surprised. Literally millions of people around the world can testify to the blessings and benefits of working the Twelve Step program, not just in Alcoholics Anonymous but in many other recovery and healing programs. These wonderful gifts include things like peace of mind, new­found freedom, and the joy found in serving others. Furthermore, they have provided for many people a solid and realistic plan for growing spiritually. Small wonder that Dallas Willard, one of the most respected spiritual writers of our time, comments in one of his books: ​“Any successful plan for spiritual formation, whether for the individual or group, will in fact be significantly similar to the Alcoholics Anonymous program.”

Will someone please explain to me how it is possible that a person who calls himself a Christian and follower of Christ, can extoll, honour, praise and just about worship God’s worst enemies, Satan, and his demons? Well, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise when we bear in mind that Trevor Hudson and his buddies at the Mosaïek Kerk stubbornly open themselves up to demonic entities via their contemplative meditation techniques, Lectio Divina, labyrinth walks, icons and the likes. (1 Corinthians 10:21; 1 Timothy 4:1).

Nowhere between the pages of the Bible are we told that God works through manmade programs, distributing gifts of peace of mind, freedom, and joy. What happened to the Holy Spirit inspired truth, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed?” (John 8:36). Is the peace, freedom, and joy He gives to his true followers so fragile, so inadequate, so weak that they must fill up the gap He allegedly failed to replenish with satanic and demonic systems?

The AA’s Twelve Step brainchild – If the roots are rotten, the fruits are also rotten

Who is the brainchild of the AA’s Twelve Step programme – man or Satan? We have already seen from Scripture that when you touch (are involved) with unclean things, it deprives you of God’s gracious welcoming with favour (2 Corinthians 6:17). You may visit the Mosaïek Origin’s Retreat Centre at Kromdraai in Krugersdorp as much as you like, learn to sit in quiet solitude hours on end while you repeat a word or sentence from Scripture, and learn to go beyond your rational mind with Trevor Hudson’s teaching on the Jesuit, Ignatius of Loyola’s, spiritual practices PLUS the Twelve Steps, it will never, NEVER bring you into God’s holy presence – NEVER! And here’s why.

Two alcoholics, William (Bill) Wilson and Dr. Robert (Bob) Smith who had been actively involved with the Oxford Group, a non-denominational community (which has since been renamed “Moral Re-Armament” or MRA), claimed to have been modelled on early Christianity, started the AA. According to F. Buchman’s book, “Remaking the World (Blandord Press, London, 1961), the main thrust of the Oxford Group is to establish “A New World Order for Christ, the King.” “God’s plan,” they say, was revealed to them through “personal experience” which they called “Listening for God’s guidance and carrying it out.” What was this personal experience?

Bill Wilson’s official biography, “Pass it On,” affirms that he and Dr. Robert (Bob) Smith were heavily involved with necromancy in séances and communing with demonic spirits while writing the program of AA and the Twelve Steps. They used the Ouija board to communicate with the spirits. He writes:

“The ouija board began moving in earnest. What followed was the fairly usual experience – it was a strange mélange of Aristotle, St. Francis, diverse archangels with odd names, deceased friends – some in purgatory and others doing nicely, thank you! There were malign and mischievous ones of all descriptions telling of vices quite beyond my ken, even as former alcoholics. Then, the seemingly virtuous entities would elbow them out with messages of comfort, information, advice – and sometimes just sheer nonsense.”

(See Pass It On, pg. 278).

A mystery beyond the rational mind

The Bible records many mysteries. The two that stand out the most are “the mystery of iniquity” (2 Thessalonians 2:7) and “the mystery of godliness” (1 Timothy 3:16), and both refer to a Christ – the one a false Christ or Antichrist and the other the true Christ, Jesus Christ. Perhaps the most horrid mystery that surpasses all understanding is that worldwide many churches, pastors, missionaries, and lay Christians have lost the ability to discern between the two. Hence, Trevor Hudson’s unfortunate tribute to the demonic “Twelve Steps, “When I look back over this time, I can see clearly that the Twelve Steps have become God’s surprising way of keeping my life on track. I have little doubt that without the wisdom and practical guidance they offer my life would have been very much poorer today at every level.” He attributes a satanically originated thing to God and blindly honours Satan and his demons? What kind of gospel is this? Is God’s Word not sufficient to keep one’s life on track?

“How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping watch [on himself] according to Your word [and NOT the “Twelve Steps” or any other spiritual practices or techniques] [conforming his life to Your precepts].” (Psalm 119:9).

“For His divine power has bestowed on us [absolutely] everything necessary for [a dynamic spiritual] life and godliness, [and NOT the “Twelve Steps” or any other spiritual practices or techniques]  through true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” (2 Peter 1:3).

Wow! Hudson’s eulogy of the “Twelve Steps” is a huge slap in the face of God and his Son, Jesus Christ, who warns those who have the slightest affiliation with necromancy.

“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire [as a sacrifice], one who uses divination and fortune-telling, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a charm or spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or a necromancer [who seeks the dead]. For everyone who does these things is utterly repulsive [an abomination] to the Lord; and because of these detestable practices the Lord your God is driving them out before you.” (Deuteronomy 18:10-12).

The AA’s occult logo and Roman Catholicism

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Alcoholics Anonymous logo

Wilson says of the symbol,

“That we have chosen this symbol [for A.A.] is perhaps no mere accident. The priests and seers of antiquity regarded the circle enclosing the triangle as a means of warding off spirits of evil, and AA’s circle of Recovery, Unity, and Service has certainly meant all that to us and much more.” (Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, published by AA, pg. 13).  

Small wonder that a circle has been the symbol of protection against evil forces, the devil and his angels in esoteric cults and religions for many centuries. The father of the Roman Catholic Church, Augustine, likened God to a circle, despite Him being Spirit as his Word so clearly affirms.

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.”— St. Augustine as inspired by Hermes Trismegistus, who was associated with Hermes, the Greek god of interpretative communication or conversation, and Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom.

Most occult logos (as we can see from the AA and Theosophy emblems) have a circle as its most prominent feature. In an article, “Ritual: Find Peace in the Significance of Circles,” the author writes,

The circle is a profound, transcendent symbol. It is said to represent wholeness, completion, inclusion, the life cycle, heaven, eternity, and the universe. 

Finally, choose to experience the circle as a spiritual practice: walk or trace a labyrinth, or create your own mandala. In this experience, consider the depth, completion, and peace that circles convey. Share this experience with your partner or children and discuss the wonderful ways that circles enhance our lives.

Any effort of whatever kind to envision God the Father as something or someone visible or tangible is outright idolatry. A circle is and image the human eye can observe empirically and as such is idolatry. (“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” (John 1:18). When Philip said, “Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us” (John 14:8,) He did not stoop down to draw a circle in the sand and say, “This is the Father.” He said, “Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? (verse 9).

Nevertheless, the AA’s Twelve Steps has no qualms with its members and followers worshiping the god or gods of their choice.

Step Two states: “[We] Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”

The term “higher power” could be anything or anyone conceived to be higher than human beings. Buddhists would say it is the Buddha, Hindus believe it is Brahma, Satanists hail Satan as higher, or the Mason’s “Great Architect of the Universe.” Note, they do not refer to the highest power but a higher power, which, as we have already seen, could be anyone or anything to everyone within the brotherhood of the AA.

Step Three states: ” [We] Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” 

The god of AA is defined by the way they understood him. Note, not as they understand him (present tense) but understood him (past tense). When did this happen? It could only have happened when the god of the Ouija board guided them to write down the twelve steps to (in)sanity. (The word “insanity” is used here in the sense of being drawn away from God, his Son, Jesus Christ, and his unique salvific sacrifice on the cross into satanic and occult systems that are promoted as meritorious and beneficial aids, but are not (Proverbs 14:12). Satan can heal you, but in exchange wants your soul.)

For more information on The Roman Catholic association with the AA Twelve Steps, read here.

Robert Aufill explains how Catholicism influenced the 12-Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Wilson, the founder of AA, had a deep attraction to the Catholic faith, and even corresponded with Bishop Fulton Sheen. In the early days of AA, a Jesuit priest named Fr. Edward Dowling befriended Wilson after reading AA’s publication (the Big Book). He saw a similarity between the 12 steps of AA and Ignatian spirituality; in fact, at AA’s twentieth anniversary celebration, Fr. Dowling spoke about the parallels between the steps of recovery and Jesus Christ’s redemption of mankind. Through his friendship with Fr. Dowling, Wilson came to love the Catholic Church, but he never converted because some of the doctrines, especially infallibility and the sacraments, did not seem to correspond with his experience of God working in his life. Aufill says that Catholic apologists must learn to appeal not only to intellectual arguments for the Faith, but also to man’s personal experience.

Bill Wilson’s and Bob Smith’s personal experience proves there is no record of either one professing Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and as the only way to the Father. Neither is there any record of them believing or teaching that the only way of salvation is by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross. Nevertheless, Trevor Hudson and his compatriots at Mosaïek Kerk dare to endorse and practice these detestable, abominable spiritual exercises, and to encourage others to do the same to the detriment of their eternal souls.

The AA Twelve Steps: Theosophy and Freemasonry

http://theosophy.wiki/en/Twelve Step Programs

The God of the Bible affirms that the wicked have no rest for their souls.

“There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.” (Isaiah 48:22).

“But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.” (Isaiah 57:20-21)

Instead of turning to God the biblical way to find peace, security and rest for their ever churning mire and dirt filled lives, they boast that they have found new ways to transform their lives – Ignatian practices, contemplative meditation, Lectio Divina, quietness and solitude, retreats, labyrinth walking, and last but not least, the AA’s Twelve Steps. All these transformative techniques, they claim, have their roots in the Bible but deliberately refrain from telling you that Satan often presents himself as an angel of light and that his ministers also transform themselves as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). One of Theosophy’s official sites, “Theosophy Wiki” writes:

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Perhaps the most striking similarity between Theosophy and 12-Step work is the emphasis on spiritual self-transformation. While some people have only an intellectual or academic interest in Theosophy, we are all encouraged to live it, not just study it. Simply put, this means living ethically and being of service to our fellow humans — much easier said than done, for many of us. Twelve-Step programs emphasize the same notion, and the Steps are a highly effective road map to spiritual self-transformation. Many people who use them believe that their power to change people’s lives is unparalleled.

Not surprisingly, the similarities between 12-Step programs and Theosophy have been noted in theosophical literature. The author quoted below (from 1987) was familiar with the 12 Steps and, when beginning to study Theosophy,

… was struck by the similarities of this philosophy with the general principles and ideas that compose the recovery program for Alcoholics Anonymous and the related organizations of Overeaters Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Alanon [sic]. An eclectic Judeo-Christian and Eastern spirituality is at the heart of these recovery programs, as are the concepts of fellowship, service, unity, love, transformation, acceptance, forgiveness, surrender, and humility. The roots of Theosophy lie also in diverse historical, religious, and spiritual traditions. … Both AA and Theosophy speak of God(dess) being within and manifested as the Higher Self.

(Grynbaum Gail: Theosophy in healing addictions. American Theosophist 75(10):389-399, November 1987.)

This author, a psychotherapist who worked primarily with clients having addictions, “contend[s] that the growing problem of addiction in this society is a symbol of spiritual bankruptcy, emotional emptiness, and lack of human relatedness that affects increasing numbers of people. … Increasingly I believe that spiritual hunger may be at the basis of most of the ‘disease’ of addiction.”

Another excellent article on the similarities between theosophy and the 12 Steps appeared in a 2008 issue of Quest magazine In it, the author notes that the principles of theosophy are so similar to those of a 12-Step program that, when one practices both, it is difficult to separate the two influences. Probably the chief difference between the two philosophies is that 12-Step work is eminently practical, while Theosophy, at least for beginners, is more theoretical. The Quest article observes that Theosophy is more “like a ‘sky road’ while the Twelve Steps are like an ‘earth road.’ The Steps give one a more practical or down to earth way to walk through life, while Theosophy is an elevated search. You can travel back and forth between the two as long as you balance the lofty abstractions with some down-to-earth practicality.”

This is the essence of Theosophy: While there are universal truths, they cannot be dictated – we only learn them through our own work. Theosophy shows us the signposts, and we each have to create our own path to a higher level of consciousness. Similarly, 12-Step programs promise a spiritual awakening to anyone who is willing to put in the work. Having a community of like-minded travellers makes the journey less arduous and more worthwhile.

(Quest, the journal of the Theosophical Society in America). (Sides-Smith, Mona. A Practical Path to Theosophy: AA’s Twelve Steps. Quest 96:(2), pp. 47-51, March-April 2008.)
(Grynbaum Gail: Theosophy in healing addictions. American Theosophist 75(10):389-399, November 1987.)

Like the AA’s Twelve Steps, Freemasonry is a system of self-improvement or transformation, proclaiming that it can make good men better.

Run for your life before it is too late

I began this article by quoting Paul, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,” (2 Corinthians 6:17). It simply means, run for your life from those who are preventing you from entering into God’s presence (heaven).

“But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.” (Matthew 23:13).

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. (John 10:1-5).

If you listen to and follow the voice (teachings) of strangers (false apostles, prophets and teachers), you are probably not a sheep of Jesus, and, therefore, not saved. This is one of the strongest litmus tests to determine whether someone is really saved or not. If they follow strangers, especially in the occult and demonic sphere of spirituality, they cannot be saved. Yes, they may love to read and quote passages from the Bible, call on the name of Jesus, pray humble prayers and bless their congregants with raised hands without really being saved. In fact, they are following another Jesus, proclaiming another gospel in the power and under the guidance of another spirit.

Is it going to get any better?

“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” (2 Tim 3:13)

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Tom Lessing (Discerning the World)

Tom Lessing is the author of the above article. Discerning the World is an internet Christian Ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa. Tom Lessing and Deborah Ellish both own Discerning the World. For more information see the About this Website page below the comments section.

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R.J.

Wow, Tom, THANKS!! I must come back & reread & let it soak in a bit more, but this is astounding. Again, so thankful for you & Deborah!

BTW, given this, then would this be pretty much in step with “Celebrate Recovery”? (also a “12 step…. uh, “PROGRAM”) which absolutely SWEPT American churches over the past 20
years!!  CROSSING ALL DENOMINATION barriers!!  Church of Christ would host it as well as Baptist as well as non-denom, etc. etc.

Interesting fact: my brother, a lifelong alcoholic was once “sentenced” and part of such sentencing, he was forced to attend AA meetings – he hated them with a passion!! Said he always left after a long 2 hour (sometimes 3 hours) long of people talking about booze – so much that it only made him really, REALLY CRAVE IT by the time the meeting was over!!!!  Seriously, something to think about! I love chocolate & if I had to go a super long meeting every week about people talking about all kinds of chocolate – pie, cake, cookies, candy – I’d pretty much want to make a beeline to the candy store myself! So what he said did make sense.

Guess in these last moments, the occult connection (as well as ahem “other” connections) should come as no surprise! 
Soooo ready to hear THAT trumpet!  Prayerfully soon!!

Thank you for continuing to occupy UNTIL….

Lila

Thanks so much for such an excellent article. I see this deception in some well intended Christians I have met recently. They are very kindhearted people and say all the “right things“ but in my heart I feel something off. They say things like “enjoy Christ more and more” (this is the local church that I had asked Deborah about a few months ago) and I even took part in a “unique” type of prayer where they repeated say Amen in a group after each person says a sentence of prayer. I wanted to be open minded but have now repented. I realized it was the Holy Spirit leading me to warn me. Do you have tips on what to do in this situation? Should we pray and try to show them the light? I’ve actually shared some of my own things (Kitchen equipment) with them because I thought we were Christians….

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