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This article is what I call a “clearinghouse article”. It is a collection of articles written by others on the teacher, ministry, or unbiblical trend named below. Either I have not had the time to write a full blown article on it myself, or I felt that the articles listed did a fine job of explaining the biblical issues and there was no need to reinvent the wheel.
Disclaimer: I did not write most of the articles below, and I am not thoroughly familiar with all of the websites used in my clearinghouse articles. I do not endorse anything on these sites that deviates from Scripture or conflicts with my beliefs as outlined in the “Welcome” or “Statement of Faith” tabs in the blue menu bar at the top of this page.
Here are the biblical criteria I use when deciding whether or not to recommend a teacher, ministry, etc.:
Generally speaking, in order for me to recommend a teacher, speaker, author, or ministry, he/she/it has to meet three criteria:
a) A female teacher cannot currently and unrepentantly preach to or teach men in violation of 1 Timothy 2:12. A male teacher or pastor cannot allow women to carry out this violation of Scripture in his ministry. The pastor or teacher cannot currently and unrepentantly be living in any other sin (for example, cohabiting with her boyfriend or living as a homosexual).
b) The pastor or teacher cannot currently and unrepentantly be partnering with or frequently appearing with false teachers. This is a violation of Scripture.
c) The pastor, teacher, or ministry cannot currently and unrepentantly be teaching false doctrine.
I recommend against any teacher or ministry who violates one or more of these biblical tenets.
If you’d like to check out some pastors and teachers I heartily recommend, click the Recommended Bible Teachers tab at the top of this page.
Primary issues with the Enneagram: Occultic/mystical origins, false doctrine, undermines the sufficiency of Scripture by teaching adherents to rely on its analysis of their personality rather than the Bible’s assessment of their character and standing in Christ
Top 7 Reasons the Enneagram is Unbiblical at A Word Fitly Spoken
The Poison of the Enneagram with Marcia Montenegro at A Word Fitly Spoken
The Mailbag: Potpourri (Todd Friel on Rick Warren, Enneagram, Should I stay or should I go?…)
The Enneagram- an online conference with Marcia Montenegro, Don Veinot, Doreen Virtue, and more
Girl, What’s Your Number- The Enneagram Episode at Sheologians
The New Age & Quack Spirituality Origins of the Enneagram at Fighting for the Faith
Enneagram Articles at Berean Research
Why the Enneagram is a dangerous new age tool with Doreen Virtue, Don Veinot, and Marcia Montenegro
Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret by Don & Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro
The Origins of the Enneagram by Marcia Montenegro
The Fictions and Facts of the Enneagram at Christian Answers for the New Age
Enneagram Theology: Is It Biblical? by Rhenn Cherry and Dale Johnson