TODAY’S GUEST: Don Veinot of Midwest Christian Outreach. An evangelical and apologetics-driven ministry Don and his wife, Joy, founded in 1995.
The Enneagram has captured the imagination of and been embraced by of a growing number of evangelicals. It was first introduced into the church by disciples of Roman Catholic priest, mystic and “contemplative,” Father Richard Rohr. It is claimed that the Enneagram is ancient, was used by many cultures, and is not only from God but is “the face of God.” The Enneagram is a spiritual tool, but is it a spiritual tool which brings about better understanding of one’s self and the God of Scripture? That is the question.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret
Many of us attend church to learn about God, to learn about ourselves, and to connect with God and others. Along with that is a general belief that the church is spiritually safe. After all, the best source of knowledge about God comes from His self-revelation, which is contained in His inspired, inerrant word: the Bible. We rely on church leaders to interpret the Bible, to carefully teach and guide the church family while keeping false teaching on the other side of the doors. But like a virus on a physical level, false teaching can operate on a spiritual level. A church leader may be introduced to new concept or spiritual tool by what is believed to be a reliable source. It may be embraced as a path to a better understanding of God and self. Even with the best intentions and efforts of spiritual leaders, they may themselves become spiritually infected and pass their infection on to their flock. In Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret, we explore the spiritual infection of those who have embraced Richard Rohr and the Enneagram he has delivered into the church through his disciples.
The claims for the Enneagram are simple. Supposedly it is an ancient tool used by some of the Early Church Fathers. It is claimed to be the “face of God” and each Enneagram number is an individual spiritual path to deeper spiritual understanding and fuller self-awareness. But what if this seemingly harmless tool is in fact one of the largest deceptions perpetrated upon the Christian church in recent history?
VIDEO: Marcia Montenegro gives a brief history of the origins, non-Christian originators and New Age and occultic promoters of the Enneagram
Video: “Enneagram – No Christian Origins” – Don Veinot with Marcia Montenegro and Ron Huggins
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