Is the Enneagram a tool for God or for the enemy? I believe the answer is that it’s a tool for the enemy.
Satan is always after our identity in Jesus, and he will use any means necessary to pervert or steal it. He’ll hide in seemingly innocent places, so he can bring us into bondage and keep us from our God-breathed purpose.
The root of a thing really does matter. In short, I believe the Enneagram, also known as “The Fourth Way,” is one such tool of the enemy. I realize that many view the Enneagram as a tool to 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.
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 Biblical days in many of the epistles.
The developers and writers of it 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.
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.
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