A letter I just wrote:
Well said, J.B.
The proliferation of “higher powers” that can be a light bulb, a tree, the Big Dipper, Ralph, Something, Someone, a radiator leaves a newcomer–particularly a Christian one–baffled given his confused, bewildered, gullible, and fearful state. So too nonsense gods. So too “spiritual but not religious” experessions. So too “choose your own conception of “a” god–not God.
The International Christian Recovery Coalition is a growing world-wide fellowship of participants who don’t expect to expel “higher powers.” They expect and plan and intend to emphasize the role that God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible played in the origins, history, founding, original Christian Fellowship program, and its successes. And can play today.
If someone wants to pray to a tree, a rock, or a lightbulb, I feel sorry for them as Dr. Bob did when he said “Your Heavenly Father will never let you down!” But one should start that journey with Hebrews 11:6 and John 3:16.
See Dick B., “God and Alcoholism: The Growing Opportunity in the 21st Century” http://www.dickb.com/godandalcoholism.shtml.
In His Service, Dick B., Writer, Historian, Retired attorney, Bible student, CDAAC, and active recovered AA member. Published 43 books and over 850 articles on tthe history of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Christian Recovery Movement.