Meet the Editors

Martin and Deidre Bobgan

Martin Bobgan holds four university degrees, including a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Colorado and heads PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries. Deidre Bobgan holds an M.A. degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a member of the honorary academic society Phi Beta Kappa. Together they have coauthored twenty-five books, some published by Bethany House, Moody Press, and Harvest House. Deidre has also written The Beauty of the Disciplined Life by Grace through Faith. God has further blessed them with four children, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Martin’s doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Colorado qualified him for the Clinical Psychologist license in California, for which he never applied. After reviewing the many often conflicting theories and therapies along with their often contradictory techniques, they realized the whole business of psychotherapy was a hoax and were alarmed to see it coming into the church.

January Update

Dear Friends,

As we mention in the Editors’ Letter to our article titled “The Enneagram: An Occultic Psychoheresy,” we first researched the status and practice of the Enneagram for our 1992 book, The Four Temperaments, Astrology & Personality Testing. At the time we were aware of several Enneagram books and examined their teachings.

On the one hand, the Enneagram is no more valid than astrology; on the other hand, it does not obviously carry the same baggage as astrology. Thus, Christians who would not follow astrology for biblical reasons, are using the Enneagram because they think it is a neutral personality evaluation instrument. They use the Enneagram in hopes of discovering “unknown” facets about their own and other’s personalities. However, because the origins of the Enneagram are clearly in the occult and mysticism, believers should not be using it for any purpose! It is an untrustworthy instrument and spiritually deceptive, especially when used for self-understanding and spiritual growth.

The Lord knows each person’s individual uniqueness. He knows how many hairs are on the head of each person at any given time. And He knows the exact genetic makeup of every person born on this planet. Nevertheless, He did not set forth a system for knowing ourselves through categories of personality types. Instead, He gave us His Word and His Son. He gave us new life to enable us to live in love and obedience to Him. His work in a person and that person’s response of love and obedience will bring out the beauty of individual differences to reflect His glory in a unique and living way. The Bible’s focus is not about the mystery of individual differences of personality types. The biblical focus is Jesus Christ and the mystery of “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:26-27).

In our article about Enneagram, we provide a link to Chapter 1 of the book Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret by Don and Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro. The book is worth reading for those interested in knowing why Christians should avoid the Enneagram because of it occult and mystical origins.

Thank you for your interest and support of PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries. We pray that the information about the Enneagram will be of use to you and to those in your fellowship, as it is “An Occultic Psychoheresy.”

Contending for the Faith,

Martin and Deidre Bobgan

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