Enneagram: New Age Practice Spreading Like Wildfire Among Christians

Sometimes I just have to shake my head in disbelief.

What exactly is Enneagram of Personalities?

The author of the book entitled “The Sacred Enneagram” Christopher Heuertz explains Enneagram this way:

“The Enneagram illustrates the nine archetypal human character structures, the nine beautifully flawed ways of being us.”

Beautifully flawed?  I believe that the Bible is quite clear when it calls our “flaws”  by their proper name:  SIN.

Mr. Heuertz said that a friend of his put it this way:

“One of my teachers, Russ Hudson says, “Type isn’t a ‘type’ of person, but a path to God.” I believe it’s sacred because as a map of our soul it’s a compassionate sketch of possibilities. The Enneagram is less about nine “types of people” and more about nine paths back to our true selves and nine paths to divine love.”

Nine paths to divine love?  Can it be any more clear that this is NEW AGE rubbish?  There is one way to God and that is through His Son Jesus Christ.

Why would Christians want to follow something that is so obviously New Age? Where is the discernment?  (how many times have I asked this?)

Is our Bible not enough?

Okay, lets begin with what Enneagram of Personality is about.

From religionnews.com

The “Enneagram” is an ancient system of unknown origin with a strange name. It is replete with sacred language, but is not explicitly Christian in orientation. It centers on nine personality types that are arranged into a chart resembling a pentagram. Yet, it is spreading like wildfire among a diverse range of Jesus-followers.

Again, shaking my head.

In 1990, Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr effectively Christianized the system for Americans when he published “The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective” in English. This sparked a growing interest that slowly crept into church pulpits and small groups. In 2016, Christianity Today published “An Evangelical’s Guide to the Enneagram” after Intervarsity Press became the first evangelical publisher to release a book on the topic.

To understand why the Enneagram is so alluring, I sat down with Chris Heuertz, author of “The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth.” Heuertz is the co-founder of The Gravity Center and has been mentored by sages such as Rohr and Mother Teresa. He conducts Enneagram workshops around the world and is something of an Enneagram master, though I imagine he would resist such a label. Here, we discuss why the Enneagram is captivating so many Christians and how he responds to its critics. source

Read rest of religion news article here 

From gotquestions.org   my comments will be italicized

Does the Enneagram of Personality contradict the Bible?

Answer: What is known as the “Enneagram of Personality” or the “Traditional Enneagram” is a complex system of understanding individuals that touts itself as the most dynamic and open of the various typologies and also offers itself as a path to liberation or self-actualization.

Brethren, a Christian who reads the Word of God should get their first clue that this is not godly, but is very mystical and New Age, by reading the words “Path to liberation” and “Self -actualization.”

The Enneagram is a geometric symbol containing nine points and nine (or more) intersecting lines (the Greek word for “nine” was ennea). The symbol dates back to Pythagoras and was introduced to the West by George Gurdjieff in the 1900s. In the 1960s, Oscar Ichazo linked the symbol with nine different personality types. Ichazo taught a system of 108 Enneagrams, but the ones that caught on in the United States were those of the Passions, the Virtues, the Fixations, and the Holy Ideas. Ichazo’s aim was to explain the difference between Essence and personality (or ego). He believed every person is, in his Essence, perfect and in unity within himself as well as with the cosmos. However, the Essence is distorted into the ego. Ichazo saw the Ennegram as a way to examine how that distortion occurs.

“He believed every person is, in his Essence, perfect and in unity within himself as well as with the cosmos.”  New Age philosophy and mystical teachings ooze out of  this sentence.  First of all, we are not perfect until we are made so by the Lord Jesus Christ. Secondly, we are not in “unity” with ourselves or with the cosmos.  These are glaringly NEW AGE terminologies  and it boggles my brain that a child of God would fall for this!  

Can’t you just look at the graphic of the nine personalities and see Satan at work?

There are a variety of modern theories regarding the Enneagram. The current Enneagram of Personality comes from Claudio Naranjo’s expansion of Ichazo’s work with later expansions made by Don Riso and Russ Hudson. The idea of nine personality types is based on the concept of the nine divine forms (Plato and, later, Plotinus), the seven deadly sins, and Kabbalah traditions. Ichazo was influenced by many religious and philosophical traditions including mystical Judaism (Kabbalah), Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, and Greek philosophy. Thus, the Enneagram of Personality is a synthesis of many different ideas.

Kabbalah should jump out at the child of God as evil and therefore not good for those of us who are born again believers. The Enneagram is taken from many religions – another red flag – Christianity is not taken from many religions.  We are followers of Jesus Christ and His Word. Period.

There is an obvious spiritual danger associated with the Enneagram of Personality. When viewed as a religion unto itself or a means by which to achieve some sort of spiritual liberation, the Enneagram obviously contradicts the Bible. It “has a form of godliness but den[ies] its power” (2 Timothy 3:5). The Enneagram Institute is correct that we are spiritual beings and we are not living as we were meant to. But the solution is not to get in touch with our “true nature”; it is to cry out to God for salvation. We are sinners in need of God’s forgiveness (Romans 3:23; 6:23), which is made available by His grace through faith in Jesus (Ephesians 2:8–9). Those who are dead in sin (Ephesians 2:1) cannot achieve a spiritual awakening on their own; they must receive the life of Christ—regardless of their personality type. In Christ we are born again and made new (2 Corinthians 5:17). It is through His power at work in us that we become righteous (Philippians 1:6; 2 Corinthians 3:18). Our lives are meant to be lived for His glory.

This truly shows how this evil practice contradicts the Holy Word of God: 

The Enneagram Institute is correct that we are spiritual beings and we are not living as we were meant to. But the solution is not to get in touch with our “true nature”; it is to cry out to God for salvation. We are sinners in need of God’s forgiveness (Romans 3:23; 6:23), which is made available by His grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

  You can read the rest of gotquestions article here

Brethren – those of you who have fallen for this New Age rubbish, really need to repent of this and ask God’s forgiveness.  

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The gifts of the Holy Spirit which are given to the children of God for the edification of the Body of Christ are all we need to know about ourselves. We each have a primary gift, but we may also be given other gifts by the Holy Spirit.

“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.  And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:  for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit,  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,  to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills”  (1 Corinthians 12:4-11).

Please read once more this passage of the aforementioned Scripture:

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.”  

Is it not clear that the Holy Spirit is equipping us with gifts for the edification of the entire body of Christ?  

Satanic terms

Red flags should go up when the child of God sees these terms and phrases:

  • Self Actualization
  • Balance
  • Oneness with the Universe or Cosmos
  • Universalism
  • Spiritual Liberation
  • Unity within oneself
  • Self Knowledge
  • Embracing One’s flaws

If a Christian is not wearing the full armor of God, and is not being a “Berean” they will fall prey to the devil and his schemes so quickly and so easily.  So it does not shock me that Christians are flocking to this New Age and very Satanic practice.

Brethren, if you or someone you know is into this New Age practice of Enneagram of Personalities – please come away from it and renounce it as Sin.  Confess to our Lord that you were deceived into believing this.  He understands!  Also ask Him for discernment so that you will be protected from Satan’s schemes.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places”  (Ephesians 6:12).

How Can I Be Saved?

A Sermon For Sunday

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!

 

 

 

The Private Meetings of Two Presidents: Obama with Muslim Brotherhood – Trump with Evangelical Christians

 

This past week, President Trump met with Evangelical leaders from across America. The meeting was planned to be private – no press. But of course a weasel taped the president and now every Leftwing journalistic vulture is swooping down to pick apart his words.

His warning was that if the Democrats take the House in the midterms, that Evangelicals will be in danger. He used the word “violence” a few times. I believe that he was speaking of groups like Antifa who are paid Marxist/Leftist thugs.

Who pays them?  George Soros of course.

I think that there is no better snapshot of the stark difference between Obama and Trump than looking at their private meetings.  Muslim Brotherhood was important to Obama.  Christians and their freedoms is important to Trump.

Obama’s private meeting with Radical Muslims

Do you remember when Obama had a secret meeting (no press allowed) with Muslim leaders in America?  No weasels in that meeting. If there were, they were most like threatened by the Obama administration with bodily harm if they leaked anything which was discussed by Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood.

From thetrumpet.com

President Obama’s Secret Meeting With Leaders of Muslim Brotherhood

February 16, 2015

American Muslim leaders met privately with United States President Barack Obama at the White House last week. President Obama entertained the 14 leaders for more than an hour behind closed doors. The president initially refused to report who the Muslim leaders were. When the list finally came out, it was apparent why he did not want to release the names.

A couple of those hosted by the president have very checkered pasts and disturbingly close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). One of the individuals, Azhar Azeez, is president of the Islamic Society for North America (isna) and founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations (cair). isna was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood in 1981, while cair is known to have sponsored Palestinian terrorist groups. The fbi lists cair as a front for Hamas (a terrorist organization in Israel).

The Muslim Public Affairs Council (mpac) was also represented at the White House. mpac is another organization founded by the Muslim Brotherhood. mpac is lobbying hard to have Hamas and Hezbollah removed from America’s list of terrorist organizations. Conversely mpac is pushing to have the state of Israel put on that list.

Why is America’s commander in chief hosting such individuals? Why does he make time to host terrorists, yet refuse to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?

The president’s private meeting came hot on the heels of the State Department’s meeting with representatives from the MB. Included in the delegation were two of the top representatives within the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. The MB is considered a terrorist organization by our Egyptian allies. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stated, “The Muslim Brotherhood is not a political party, but according to the Egyptian law, which must be respected, it is designated as a terrorist organization.”

The White House refutes this claim: “We have not seen credible evidence that the Muslim Brotherhood has renounced its decades-long commitment to non-violence.” Meanwhile, interpol has issued arrest warrants for 40 senior Muslim Brotherhood figures.

“These are the people that want to kill the current [Egyptian] president,” observed Eric Trager, an expert on Egyptian politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “[I]t’s just not good diplomacy to meet with a group that wants to do that when we’re also trying to have a good relationship with our allies in Egypt.”

Just days after their State Department meeting, the MB called for martyrdom and a “long, uncompromising jihad”:

And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war, by which you may terrify the enemy of God and your enemy, and others besides them whom you do not know but whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of God will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged. …It is incumbent upon everyone to be aware that we are in the process of a new phase, where we summon what is latent in our strength, where we recall the meanings of jihad and prepare ourselves, our wives, our sons, our daughters, and whoever marched on our path to a long, uncompromising jihad, and during this stage we ask for martyrdom.

This call for jihad was published on the Muslim Brotherhood’s Arabic website. On its English site, the MB released a statement calling for non-violent means of returning to power in Egypt.

The recent meetings with MB representatives or affiliated leaders is a slap at both Israel and Egypt. Israel may have little choice but to try and mend ties with America, but what about Egypt? It’s looking to another rising power. Russian President Vladimir Putin landed in Egypt Monday and has already signed agreements paving the way for the construction of a nuclear power plant.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is forced to look for new allies as Egypt’s once-strong American ally increasingly abandons its traditional Middle Eastern allies. For more on this trend read “Iran Now Controls Four Middle Eastern Capitals,” “President Obama Splitting Apart U.S.-Israel Alliance,” and “U.S. Closes Embassy in Yemen.” – source

Brethren, President Trump is far from perfect.  But this president goes to bat for our freedoms; particularly our freedom to worship freely in America.  And also our freedom to express our convictions and hold to them when we are faced with LBGT groups attempting to force us to compromise what we know is TRUTH from the Bible.

Antifa is VIOLENT.  I agree with President Trump that if the Left gain leverage in the midterms, there is a possibility that Christians may face violence as we have never seen in the past.

We need to Pray

We know that our Lord put Trump into place as our president. Many believers have gone back to sleep.  It’s time to wake up!

If we think it was bad with Obama – hold onto your hats because as they say “You ain’t seen nothing yet.”

But we must remember that God is in full control.

What is coming may not be what Christians want, but trust me when I say that it is most likely what America deserves.

If the slaughtered babies could speak, I’m sure they would concur.

.How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA

 

I AM the Resurrection and the Life

I feel that the Lord revealed much to me about the death and ultimate resurrection of His dear friend, Lazarus. We know when we read this story that Jesus, knowing that Lazarus was very ill, tarried two more days before he would go to Mary and Martha in their grief.  Lazarus had already died.

The disciples were perplexed that their Master did not go quickly to his friends. He explained to them that the sickness was “for God’s glory, that God’s Son may be glorified through it”  (John 11:4).

Jesus began His journey to Bethany, the home of Lararus. When Jesus told his disciples that His dear friend Lazarus was dead, he also told them that Lazarus was merely sleeping, but that He was going there to wake him up.

I can just imagine the looks on the faces of the disciples after their Lord told them this!

Martha

The first one to meet Jesus was Martha, the sister of Lazarus. She said to Jesus “If You had been here, my brother would not have died.” Her faith in Jesus and His power to heal was never in question.

Jesus assured Martha that her brother would surely rise again, to which Martha responded “I know he will rise again in the resurrection to the last day” (John 11:24).

At this point, Jesus makes His fifth “I Am” statement in John’s gospel:

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies. And whoever lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11:21-24).

There is no Resurrection Apart from Christ

And there is no Eternal life apart from Christ. He is God.  He IS life.  Death has no ultimate power over Him. And all those who believe in him for their salvation – they share His triumph over death!

Lazarus Comes Forth

Jesus called to Lazarus in a loud voice “Lazarus Come Forth!”  And the dead man came out”  (John 11:43).

Jesus had claimed to be the “Resurrection and the Life” but that day He proved it by raising his friend Lazarus from a tomb in which he had laid dead for over four days.

Those who have died “in” Christ are but sleeping

I suddenly received from the Lord the understanding that ALL who have died in the Lord Jesus Christ are “sleeping.” I do not deny that these people are “dead” (by earthly terms) but I believe that the term “sleeping” signifies that just as our Lord did with Lazarus, He will do the same during the Rapture for all who “sleep in Christ” and who are alive in Christ. This is by no means “Soul sleep.”  That is not Biblical. Jesus is telling his followers that those who have died in Him will be awakened once again, hence the term “sleeping in Him.

 “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

 “For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.  For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord”  (1 Thessalonians 1: 14-17).

Come up Hither

  “And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them”  (Revelation 11:12).

So brethren, if we die before the Rapture occurs, we must know that we truly “Sleep” in Him until the sound of the trumpet of God is heard, and Jesus Himself obeys His Father’s command concerning His church.
COME UP HITHER
And as those who are asleep in Him precede us – we follow them to meet our Glorious Lord in the air. And don’t forget that the word says that our enemies behold us in the air!
HALLELUJAH!
Shalom b’Yeshua
MARANATHA

 

 

How Islam is Holding the World Hostage: Rapes of Women and Children all Across Europe Not Reported by MSM

Not a day goes by that we do not read how Muslims are raping children and women in foreign countries.  You will not see this on CNN or any of the other uber Liberal new source AKA fake news.

Nope – There is nothing which is abominable in the eyes of these Leftists concerning Islam.  They will defend these people to the end.

It makes NO sense to a rational mind.

I’ve written articles about the kinship of Islam and the Left. I have posed the question “Have the Leftist media outlets not seen Muslims tossing gays from the roof of high rises?  Have they never seen the news coming out of London and may other places where so-called migrants are raping foreign women?

If these Liberal outlets have this information and are purposely not publishing these stories;  that is criminal.  It doesn’t fit their narrative of the “Religion of Peace.”  So they continue with their fairytales and denounce stories emerging from Conservative news outlets as “Islamaphobic.”

From thenewamerican.com 

The West Can No Longer Ignore the Long History of Islamic Rape Culture

The West Can No Longer Ignore the Long History of Islamic Rape Culture

Where are all the feminists? Gangs of immigrant Muslim men are literally raping women and children in Europe. And one of the main people talking about it is a white male who, when he dares to report about it, gets sent to prison.

The Muslim grooming gangs that are going around Europe, stalking, drugging, and raping young women and even female children are merely the latest incarnation of Islam’s long and sordid history of dehumanization and sexual abuse of women — fair-skinned women of European descent in particular. That’s not to say that Islamic women are well-off. Throughout the Islamic world, women are treated as property, denied human rights, and forced to hide their appearance from the world. Depending on the sect, some women are forced to wear a full, body-covering burqa. It’s barbaric, but to many Islamic men, these are seen as the good women; the kind of women you take home to mother and marry. But throughout the history of Islam, the fair-skinned women of European origin were seen as something else — something less than human. A fascinating piece by Raymond Ibrahim in PJ Media lays out the phenomenon quite well.

One rape gang, or grooming gang as they are sometimes called, can be dismissed as a vile criminal activity. But repeated, ongoing reports of such gangs, all made up of immigrant men from the Middle East and all from one religion? That speaks to culture. A culture of sexual abuse that dates back to the Prophet Muhammed himself.

As Ibrahim points out, “In order to entice his men to war against the Byzantines — who, as the Arab’s nearest European neighbors came to represent ‘white people.’ — Muhammad told them they would be able to sexually enslave the ‘yellow’ women (an apparent reference to their hair color).” Throughout history, the promise of fair-skinned sexual slaves was used by Muslim leaders to encourage young men to jihad, or holy war. According to author M.A. Khan, a former Muslim, it is, “impossible to disconnect Islam from the Viking slave-trade, because the supply was absolutely meant for meeting [the] Islamic world’s unceasing demand for the prized white slaves,” and also for “white sex-slaves.”

Is that what’s going on today? Are many of these Middle-eastern “refugees” merely the first troops in a coming jihad against the West? Are these European grooming gangs merely getting a head start on their new harems full of sex-slaves?

It’s not only in Europe either. These Muslim rape gangs have been reported all over the world. In 2005, in Australia, four young Pakistani men, members of the Islamic faith, raped at least 18 young women and female children as young as 13. Despite the DNA evidence against them, the rapists claimed they were victims of an anti-Muslim conspiracy. In the United States, a gang of Somali men — guess what religion they belonged to? — was guilty of enticing dozens of girls into a sex-trafficking ring that ran from Minneapolis to Nashville to Columbus, Ohio. The youngest victim of the sex ring was 12.

And then, of course, there’s current-day Europe, with grooming gangs reported all over the continent from Germany to Sweden to Great Britain. It’s a literal rape epidemic. It’s coming from so-called migrants from one part of the world who share the same religion. By closing their eyes to this obvious fact, European authorities are not being tolerant and politically correct. They’re being stupid.

Rape might be the worst crime of all. Not only is it a sexual assault, it’s a theft of innocence, particularly when it happens to a female child. A murder victim is dead, but a rape victim must carry what happened to her for the rest of her life.

So, really, where are all the feminists? The same bunch who “bravely” decries the fake campus rape culture in America and drones on about the mythical wage gap between men and women are silent about fellow females are being exploited in the world. There’s nary a peep from Beyonce, Meryl Streep, Oprah, or any of the #MeToo movement about it. Hypocrite is the best thing you can call these so-called feminists. In the media, these women are put on a pedestal — women with power. But what they really are, are cowards, afraid to raise their voices against Islamic Rape Culture for fear of being labeled racist or Islamaphobic. And that may be as anti-woman as you can get. – source

As was asked in the “New American” article – where are all of the feminists? Have they drawn back their forces in fear of Muslims?  Are their minds so depraved and confused that they are void of compassion for the women and children being raped by these so-called refugees all over Europe?

In this case as in others……NOT to speak IS to speak!

Tommy Robinson

After spending a couple of month in a jail in London, Robinson is out on bail. If you are not following this incredible story – Robinson was merely speaking on the street about Muslim gangs who groom young girls in London to be raped over and over.  The authorities arrested Tommy Robinson and without a trial, placed him in jail.  Then these authorities decided to place Tommy in a maximum security prison which houses over 70% of Muslims who have been involved with terrorist activities.

Tommy Robinson is the face of the world who are in disbelief that this practice of raping young girls is socially acceptable by Islam.

Michelle Malkin warns America that we are not immune to this criminal behavior by Muslim migrants.  These men say that it is there right to rape these “infidels.”

When Sharia law takes effect, the host country is simply a sitting duck and the rapes and murder of children and women will be non-newsworthy events.

Are we ready to accept this barbaric behavior in the U.S.?

Don’t be deluded – it IS coming.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!