Many come to 12 step fellowships as an alternative to organized religion, seeking freedom from condemnation to the fires of hell. I myself came as a certain version of that scenario. But as it says in the Big Book p 164, “God will reveal more to you and to us”, and through the steps and the Bible, the Truth was revealed to me. It was me that was volunteering for the fire and me that was “blazing ” the trail to that final destination. What I had wrong was Christ’s role. He was not the arsonist I was! He was not condemning me, I was condemned to begin with .
“God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through Him.” John 3:17.
I ran from Christ, only to find Him waiting for me in our fellowship. The One who has all power. I am over his shoulders and out of the fires. He is my Spiritual Fireman.