Wednesday - June 15 - 7:00 PM (CT) - Dr. Rhenn Cherry – A Biblical Critique of the Enneagram Gospel: Is the Problem Human Sin or Mistaken Identity?
Never before in the history of personality typing has a system been spiritualized like the Enneagram. It is now even promoted and marketed as a “Christian” and “Gospel-Centered” tool by Enneagram evangelists. But what is the “gospel” offered by the Enneagram system? What is man’s problem according to Enneagram theology? And what is the Enneagram’s proposed solution to man’s problem? If this system is advertised as “Christian,” then a biblical critique of the Enneagram’s doctrines of God, man, sin, and salvation is warranted. Join us for a look at the underlying theology of the Enneagram and some of its fundamental contradictions with basic Christian doctrine.
Dr. Cherry serves as Adjunct Professor of Biblical Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in addition to his role as Director of Finances and Donor Relations for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He holds degrees from North Carolina State University (BSME), Babson College (MBA), and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MA Missiology; Ph.D. Biblical Counseling). He and his wife, Terry, live in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr.Cherry is the author of Enneagram Theology: Is it Christian?
Wednesday - June 15 - 8:00 PM (CT) - Doreen Virtue – The Enneagram: A Valid Psychological Tool, A Spiritual Tool or Neither?
The Enneagram is not a valid psychological tool, but instead is a New Age indoctrination tool which was derived from occult practices. Doreen discusses psychiatrist Claudio Naranjo: Grandfather of Psychedelic Therapy and why his public admission that he received the nine Ennea-types through automatic writing, is one of the many reasons why the Enneagram is an unredeemable pagan practice. You will hear a portion of Naranjo’s writings about the demonic nature of automatic writing. These are compared to Biblical commands that we are to having nothing to do with the occult, and that we are not to cause a brother to stumble. Doreen was formerly a best-selling new age author, and she describes how she used automatic writing to author heretical and blasphemous books before she was saved. Doreen combines her background of studying and administering personality tests as a former psychotherapist (B.A., M.A. Counseling Psychology from Chapman University), her knowledge as a former new age insider, and her theological seminary training to contend that Christians should have nothing to do with the Enneagram.
Doreen Virtue holds an M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary, and an M.A. and B.A. in Counseling Psychology from Chapman University. She was formerly a top-selling new age author when Jesus saved her in 2017. She is the author of “Deceived No More: How Jesus Led Me Out of the New Age and into His Word” (Thomas Nelson, 2020). She is an evangelist who shares the Gospel with those in the new age and comes alongside those who have recently left the new age to follow Jesus.