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Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret
by Don & Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro
Many things can be confusing when trying to figure out the Bible on your own, and pastors and church leaders are looked to and relied on to carefully teach and guide the church family. They are trusted to keep false teaching outside the doors, preventing it from springing up within the church.
Unfortunately, false teaching operates on a spiritual level like a virus does on a physical level. A pastor, elder or someone they trust may be introduced to new idea, spiritual tool or concept from what is believed to be a reliable source. It may be embraced as a path to a better understanding of God and self. Perhaps it offers a way to greater spiritual growth and perhaps numerical growth for the church.
Even with the best intentions and efforts of spiritual leaders, they become spiritually infected and in turn, pass it on to the flock they care for. We would suggest that is what we have been witnessing with so many who have embraced Richard Rohr and the Enneagram he has delivered into the church through his disciples.
The claims for the Enneagram are simple. Supposedly it is an ancient tool used by some of the Early Church Fathers. It is claimed to be the "face of God" and each Enneagram number is an individual spiritual path to deeper spiritual understanding and fuller self-awareness. But what if this is one of the largest deceptions we have seen perpetrated on the church in a very long time?
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With meticulous research and sound biblical doctrine, Don and Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro show why we should avoid the Enneagram. Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret reveals the shockingly heretical underpinnings of the Enneagram, and how it has been deceptively marketed as an ancient Christian tool. This book is a must-read!
Author, Deceived No More
Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at your Enneagram, right? That's what many Evangelical churches and institutions are advocating through their less-than-secret endorsement of this New Age paradigm of spirituality. The Enneagram is not a corporate, business self-assessment, or a means to discovering your personality type, or the modus operandi by which the Holy Spirit reveals your spiritual gifts. Rather, as Marcia Montenegro and Don and Joy Veinot chart in their well-researched work, the Enneagram is a New Age,mystical, path to God. Each of the nine points or personality types allegedly indicates specific paths to God and the face of God, Himself. To claim there are any other paths to God apart from the person and work of Jesus Christ flies in the very face of Scripture and the Gospel itself. We owe a great debt to Montenegro and the Veinots for their well-researched, robust, response to this New Age form of heresy that has crept into the church. Tolle lege!
-William C. Roach, Ph.D.
President, International Society of Christian Apologetics
One would not have thought that discernment in the Evangelical world could still reach a new low. One would bewrong. With mainstream Evangelical publishers like Zondervan and InterVarsity Press promoting books on the Enneagram, the final proof that much of the"Evangelical" publishing industry is only about money, not truth, is now inescapable.
The Enneagram is a geometric figure, a circle containing nine points, being pushed as a tool for personality typing and finding one's path to God. Widely believed to be of ancient origin,its roots are actually in modern occultism and New-Age spirituality. It is utterly devoid of any scientific psychological basis or biblical content. Don and Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro expose the facts in a book that should never have been necessary--but it is. In Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret, they leave no stone unturned in revealing the true source, nature,and danger of this hoax. Well-researched and clearly written, the book is a must-read for anyone who wants to be up on the latest trends in cult research,anyone wondering if the Enneagram has any validity, or anyone who knows someone influenced by it.
-Donald T. Williams, Ph.D.
R. A. Forrest Scholar & Prof. of English,
Toccoa Falls College
Past President, International Society of Christian Apologetic
If you don't know anything about the Enneagram or you want to know its relationship to Christianity, this book has much to offer. Montenegro and the Veinots, experts in the material, take the reader through the primary resources on the Enneagram and compare its teachings to Scripture and orthodox Christian teaching in order to show that the Enneagram is anything but Christian. With the rise in popularity of the Enneagram in Evangelical circles, this is a book you need to read!
-J. Brian Huffling, Ph.D.
Director of Ph.D. Program
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology,
Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, NC
about the authors
L.L. (DON) VEINOT JR. is co-founder and President of Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc., a national apologetics ministry and mission to new religious movements based in Wonder Lake, IL., with a branch office in Quincy, IL and Cape Coral, FL. He, along with his wife of 49 years, JOY [VEINOT], have been involved in ministry as missionaries to cults and non-Christian religions since 1987. He is a frequent guest on various radio and television broadcasts including The John Ankerberg Show as well as being a staff researcher and writer for the Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc. He is co-author of, A Matter of Basic Principles: Bill Gothard and the Christian Life, contributing author of Preserving Evangelical Unity: Welcoming Diversity in Non-Essentials, as well as articles in the CRI Journal, PFO Quarterly Journal, Campus Life Magazine, Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, Midwestern Journal of Theology, The Christian Post and other periodicals. He is also co-host of the weekly “Unknown Webcast” on the Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc YouTube Channel. He was ordained to the ministry by West Suburban Community Church of Lombard, IL, at the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, Israel in March of 1997. Don is a charter member of ISCA (International Society of Christian Apologetics) and is also the current President of Evangelical Ministries to New Religions (EMNR), a consortium of Counter cult/apologetic ministries and missions to non-Christians.
MARCIA MONTENEGRO a former professional astrologer who was involved in seeking out the supernatural, as well as being involved in paranormal New Age practices. She was compelled by the intense love of Jesus to give up occult practices and turn to him as her Lord and Savior. Because of her background, she understands the appeal and dangers of the paranormal and now lectures on these topics around the country and on the radio. She is a member of Cherrydale Baptist Church and lives in Arlington, Virginia.