Is the Enneagram a tool for God or the enemy? I believe the answer is that it’s a tool for the enemy. So what are the Enneagram roots?

Enneagram Roots

The root of a thing really does matter.

I realize that many view the Enneagram as a tool for understanding yourself, why you operate the way you do, how to identify others so you can work together better, or a “fun personality test,” but its roots tell the story of its purpose.

In short, I believe the Enneagram, also known as “The Fourth Way,” is one such tool of the enemy.

The Connection to Gnosticism

The Enneagram is deeply steeped in Gnostic roots and philosophies.

Gnosticism was a false doctrine considered heretical that formed in Biblical times. The Apostles in scripture spoke out against these sects that arose in many of the epistles in Biblical days.

The developers and writers followed some of the most famous Gnostic teachers, such as Helena Blavatsky, Claudio Naranjo, George Gurdjieff, Oscar Ichazo, and many more. They didn’t follow Jesus and His teachings. They followed people who followed the teachings of the heretical sects the Apostles REJECTED.

Satan is After Our Identity

Satan is always after our identity in Jesus. He will use any means necessary to pervert or steal it. Satan hides his schemes in seemingly innocent places, like a “personality test,” to bring us into bondage and keep us from our God-breathed purpose.

Dig Deeper

There’s so much more I could go into on this subject. But, if you are or have participated in the Enneagram philosophies, I urge (almost beg) you to dig deeper into the roots.

Don’t take my word for it. Look it up, and the people I mentioned above. Also, below are some links to check out.


 Is the Enneagram a Trojan Horse in the Church?


The Origin of the Enneagram – Claudio Naranjo Speaks June 2010

God Does Not Have Nine Faces: A Christian Appraisal of The Enneagram (Part I)

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