Christian speaker and author Jackie Hill Perry cautions believers against using the Enneagram personality test due to its alleged demonic roots.
In a surprising turn of events, Jackie Hill Perry, a prominent Christian speaker, author, and artist, has come forward to warn fellow believers about the Enneagram personality test. Once a supporter of the test, Hill now claims that it has “demonic” origins and urges Christians to steer clear of it. This revelation has sparked a heated debate within Christian circles, as the Enneagram has gained popularity as a tool for understanding individual personality types.
The Enneagram, widely used among Christians, including church leaders, has been praised for its ability to provide insights into one’s unique personality traits. However, Hill’s recent investigation into its origins has led her to question the test’s legitimacy and raise concerns about its spiritual implications.
The Enneagram’s Alleged Demonic Roots
Hill’s skepticism regarding the Enneagram’s origins was initially met with resistance. However, prompted by the Lord, she embarked on a two-day study to uncover the truth. To her surprise, Hill discovered that the Enneagram’s creator, Oscar Ichazo, claimed to have received the information through a demon named Metatron. Ichazo, a Bolivian teacher, attributed the wisdom of the Enneagram to a divine coma during which an angel presented him with 108 different Enneagons, one of which eventually became the Enneagram of personality.
Another originator of the Enneagram, Claudio Naranjo, reportedly obtained his insights through a practice known as “automatic writing,” which involves channeling spirits to guide one’s thoughts and ideas. Hill argues that by embracing the Enneagram, individuals unknowingly incorporate demonic wisdom into their understanding of themselves and others.
The Dangers of Divination and Witchcraft
Hill emphasizes that as Christians, it is crucial to renounce practices associated with divination and witchcraft, including the use of astrology, tarot cards, psychics, and mediums. These practices involve seeking knowledge and information from sources that God has not sanctioned. Hill draws a parallel between Eve’s desire for forbidden knowledge in the Garden of Eden and Christians’ reliance on such resources instead of the Holy Spirit. She believes that Satan seeks to influence the way believers understand themselves, leading them astray from the truth.
The Appeal of the Enneagram
Hill acknowledges that the Enneagram initially appears harmless and even beneficial, offering individuals a framework to understand themselves and others. However, she argues that if the Enneagram’s originators derived their framework from demonic sources, Christians should question whether they are aligning themselves with God’s Spirit or embracing an alternative understanding of their identity.
Christian Use of the Enneagram
The Enneagram gained popularity within Christian communities after the publication of books such as “The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective” and “Discovering the Enneagram: An Ancient Tool for a New Spiritual Journey” by Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr. Many Christian leaders, including Beth McCord, an ordained minister, have incorporated the Enneagram into their ministries and conferences. McCord reportedly learned the Enneagram from New Age psychic Helen Palmer and other New Agers, raising concerns about the compatibility of the Enneagram with Christian beliefs.
Jackie Hill Perry’s warning about the Enneagram’s alleged demonic origins has ignited a passionate debate among Christians. While the Enneagram has been embraced by many as a useful tool for self-discovery and understanding, Hill’s revelations urge believers to reconsider its use. The controversy surrounding the Enneagram highlights the ongoing tension between modern practices and traditional Christian beliefs, prompting individuals to critically evaluate the sources of their knowledge and the potential spiritual implications of their choices.