Sunday, May 29, 2016



Origin of the Christian recovery movement Dick B. Â © 2011 Anonymous. All rights reserved

Effective Christian Help for drunk five major groups of organizations in the 1800A € ™ să € "long before AA was founded in 1935

Young Mena € ™ s Christian Association of lay workers (1870). Non-denominational work in revival meetings, with transitions and Bible study. Galvanized Great Awakening of 1875 in St. Johnsbury. (Bob and Bill both had € œYâ € connections).

Gospel Rescue Mission (1872), and examples of Jerry McAuley Water Street Mission in New York, NY â € "followed by Calvary Rescue Mission, where Bill and Abby individually made ​​decisions for Jesus Christ.

The evangelists and revivalists (1875), Charles Finney, John B. Gough, Dwight Moody and Ira Sankey, FB Meyer, Allen Folger, and Bill Sunday a huge meeting where thousands have been converted to God through Jesus Christ and many were healed from drunkenness. Bob and Bill were everyone knows about them and / or are exposed to their work.

The Salvation Army (1879) â € "made famous by Harold Begbieâ € ™ with the twice-men â €" went into the slums to find outcasts, criminals, drunkards; bring them to Jesus Christ; teach them the Bible; change your life; and pass it to € œGodâ € ™ with Army.â €

young peopleâ € ™ Russian society of the Christian Endeavor (1881) â € "Dr. Bob and his church is active in the 1890â € ™ s; worldâ €" a membership of 4.5 million, has developed a program of conversion meetings, prayer meetings, Bible studies, quiet hour, panel discussions, and the slogan â € œlove and service.â € template for early AA Akron

Christian education AAA € ™ founders-to-be, as a youth in Vermont

Bill Wilson: Santa recover from alcoholism by means of conversion and spiritual experience, attended East Dorset Congregational Church and Sunday school, where his parents and grandparents were active; I studied the Bible with his grandfather and a friend; in Burr Burton Academyâ € "I took four years of Bible study course to attended daily chapel, Manchester Congregational Church in the week, and became president of the YMCA school, with his girlfriend as president of YWCA School.

Dr. Bob Smith: Judge Walter and Susan H. Smith, his parents were Congregationalists , which emphasized salvation, and the Word of God in his house; were Sunday school teachers and superintendents in the North of the congregation of the church; were active in churchâ € "Judge Smith as a deacon;. and the whole family Smith attend church three times on Sunday, in a prayer meeting on Wednesday, and Dr. Bob active Christian Endeavor Judge Smith was president of the local the YMCA, who made ​​a presentation at the church and St. -Dzhonsberi Academy, and Dr. Bob attended St. Johnsbury Academy, where he took religious courses; his mother was a student and teacher, and his father was the Inspector General; and he attended required chapel daily, weekly Congregational church service, and weekly Bible study.

Turning to God through Jesus Christ, the main points in the life of Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob, Bill Wilson

(1) Santa salvation and healing for the life of alcoholism. (2) Bill was a Christian upbringing in East Dorset congregation of the church and its Sunday school and then to Manchester congregation of the church, and Billa € ™ chapel and a weekly Bible study in Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. (3) Dr. Bill advised Silkworth, that Jesus Christ, the Great Physician can heal it. (4) Billa € ™ friend Abby made ​​a decision for Jesus Christ in the altar at Calvary Rescue Mission, and so said Bill. (5) Ebbyâ € ™ SA € € œmentorâ Rowland Hazard previously made ​​a decision for Christ. (6) and Bill himself went to Calvary Rescue Mission, made ​​his own decision for Jesus Christ, and wrote that he was born again, for sure. (7) Bill turned to God for help to the city hospital, had his famous â € œwhite lightâ € experience, said that he was in the presence of a € œthe God of Scripture, the â € (8) Bill began to carry a message quoted today on page 191 Large book that the Lord has been so wonderful it cure him of his terrible illness, he just wanted to keep talking about it and telling people. (9) Bill began witnessing feverish with the Bible under his arm, but could not get a single person, a sober until about 6 months later, he met Dr. Bob in Akron.

Origin of the Christian recovery movement in Dick

Dr. Bob Smith: (1) Increased Christian congregation in North Church St. Johnsbury, his Sunday School, prayer meetings, Bible study and Christian Endeavor group, and has been exposed to Christian meetings sobriety. (2) Finally joined the tiny Oxford Group meeting devoted to helping him get sober. (3) committed to the group, he was â € œsecret drinkerâ € (4) joined the band on the carpet in the prayers for his release. (5) was introduced surprising stranger Bill Wilson in answer to prayer. (6) captured the importance serviceâ € "it helps othersâ €" ​​as a healing element he did not apply. (7) After one last binge, I decided to give up on the good of the June 10, 1935, and AA was founded around that date.

The first AA GroupA € "Akron number oneâ €", which Dr. Bob called â € œChristian Fellowshipâ € â € "was founded on July 4, 1935a €" a few weeks after AA she became.

Bill and Bob said third alcoholicâ € "Bill Dotson - that it can be cured, if he turned to God for help, and then help others Dotsonâ €." Christian for a long time - then surrendered to God, recovered almost immediately; and three sets of the development program for the other in the summer of 1935 Akron Number One!

Three things to remember about the original program and the program today:

1. The original program did not have the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions are not without drunkalogs, not meeting, as we know them today, and no body text, as the Big Book. He took his basic ideas of Bibleâ € "Book of James, Jesus € ™ Sermon on the Mount, and 1 Corinthians 13. This is carried out daily in homes scholarships It insisted that members believe in God and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior,. Study the Bible, to pray together, to spend quiet times, and help other alcoholics to recover. By November 1937, Bill and Bob counted noses and found that they had reached an amazing, documented 75% success rate.

2. AA is no longer a Christian fellowship. It opened its doors to the atheists and agnostics in 1939 with a large Booka € ™ with the publication. But today there are dozens if not hundreds of thousands of Christians in AA and other 12 Step groups that often hear they can not fail to mention Jesus Christ, they can not study the Bible, they can not have prayer meetings, and that they are not religious organizationâ € "ostensibly € œspiritual, but not religious.â €.

3. simply ABCA € ™ s in the Big Book today as viable as they were in 1935 and AA can freely say what they want to believe what they want to read what they want to worship where they want, and to tell their stories about the deliverance of God whenever they want. They can do this because of their own history it shows them that they can, and shows how to do it. And their own big book Twelve Steps and equipped with words, phrases and ideas that make clear that faith in God, house cleaning, and to serve God and the people in a very important part A..A. and to this day.


I will close to assure you that after 24 years of continuous sobriety and 20 years of research and study of the history of the Christian Recovery movement, and that AA itself, I can really tell you what God did for me what I could not do for themselves.

And I believe, as he wrote Dr. Bob, at the end of his personal history: â € œYour Heavenly Father will never let you down € Simple conditions for the Dr. Bob was the fact that you believe in God; Do you accept His Son Jesus Christ as the Lord; You obey Him; You grow in spiritual understanding and communion with God, His Son, and of other believers. And you help others do the same.
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