Saturday, February 4, 2017
WARNING: ENNEAGRAMS and CHRIST JESUS Do Not Mix !
The Words of Our LORD JESUS CHRIST,
Beware of the Deception of the Enneagrams of Personality Teaching which is making its rounds through the modern church circles.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be
covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
but denying the power thereof: from such turn away…
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* You may Search for ” Richard Rohr & CAC” an article by Stephanie Block on Catholic Media Coalition, a RC “watchdog” site, if interested in reading more.
ENNEAGRAMS have NOTHING to do with CHRIST JESUS our LORD.
Mr. Rohr is “globally” renowned for his Center for Action and Contemplation ( CAC). He is dean of the Center’s Living School for Action and Contemplation, in which he teaches a focus on understanding SELF … and others … through the Enneagrams of Personality ( all 9 of them.)
These three have developed a Living School in the CAC in Albuquerque, NM, to promote a strange version of “spirituality ” which is quite distinct from Christianity.
Mr. Rohr’s philosophy and anti-Christian worldview is apparent in his many books available, using Christian terminology, albeit he CHANGES THE CONCEPTS of what these terms mean, as he does with salvation and sin.
It is available by searching for : “Richard Rohr The Enneagram as a Tool for Spiritual Discernment.”
[ By the way, this is Mr. Rohr’s way to overcome evil, just like Gandhi and Martin Luther King, he said. ]
Spiritual “discernment”, according to Mr. Rohr:
“But I mean, my god … And the more compulsive a person is , the more easy they are to read. I’m a “one”. Here, I’ve known this dang thing for 30 years and I’m still a “one” .”** [ Note: The “early Christians” Mr. Rohr references is really one monk in the 4th century in Alexandria. See ENNEAGRAMS OF PERSONALITY on Wikipedia.]
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How does Mr. Rohr view the Fall of Adam, the Fall of mankind ?
“Who would have ever believed that the FALLING itself was the mercy of GOD ?”
What is Mr. Rohr’s Perennial Tradition that the CAC encompasses and promotes?
It is the recurring theme in all of the world’s religions and philosophies… the final goal is union with this Divine Reality.
Does this strange teaching of spirituality have anything to do with CHRIST JESUS Who+ sent us The HOLY SPIRIT from His+ FATHER ?
1. Cynthia Bourgeault, teacher at CAC, an Episcopal “priest”-(ess), defender of the morality of homosexuals, who thinks:
In the same time frame that the Biblical psalms were being composed, the planet was also being graced with the Buddha, Lao-Tse, Zoaroaster, and Plato: a quantum leap in human understanding and ethical vision.
~ From a posted article by Mrs. Bourgeault on GOOP.com. Link is added later in this post.
4. Damien Faughnan, CAC Board member, who is chairman of the Board for ILLUMAN, a men’s spirituality group formed by Mr. Rohr for men to realize themselves through ritual, image, story, and council ( yes, council ). The rituals used come from Native American pagan rituals, one at least, described as [ the men ] walking naked, on all fours , in a Native American sweat lodge.
6. Other CAC Board members are business executives who are interested in spirituality, plus Mr. Rohr himself, who is vice-president of the Board.
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To their credit, some traditional Catholics are and have been upset with Mr. Rohr’s teachings for a number of years, but the RC organization has not responded to their ( well-founded) complaints.
See this Link: [ Cynthia Bourgeault Warps Scriptural Teachings]
It is too bad that Mr. Rohr abandoned his first love of CHRIST. I heard him speak about HIM+ weekly, for I was in those New Jerusalem Christian households, a Protestant one, for New Jerusalem was ecumenical in the beginning. He had a passion for CHRIST back then, and could move crowds with his truly charismatic ways and words.
Philippians 4:1, from the Apostle Paul
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Thus, persons into enneagrams will end up more confused, more empty, and less satisfied with “self” than ever before as the law of sowing and reaping take effect.
If you are toying with Mr. Rohr’s teachings, books, philosophy, or joining in with the CAC activities — and thousands are — you are NOT becoming more spiritual; you are becoming more demonized. You are dangerously becoming MORE HARDENED AGAINST CHRIST JESUS.
You are being GATHERED INTO A BUNDLE OF TARES TO BE BURNED. Repent now before you go beyond the point of no return. Un-harden your hearts, if you still can, and HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD:
Hebrews 10: 26-31