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The Editors
Martin & Deidre Bobgan

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MAY Update
Notes

Dear Co-Laborers in Christ,

The May-June issue of PsychoHeresy Awareness Letter features an article on the Enneagram, which is now being promoted by Christianity Today as if it is a safe and reliable tool for self-understanding for Christians. As we mention in the article, the Enneagram originated from the occult and relies on various forms of self-deception. The Bible says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). Research also reveals the self-deception of individuals. We know that it is very common for people to distort reality and to have very inaccurate perceptions of themselves, their world, and the future. Much of this self-deception can very easily be carried over into personality inventories, temperament tests, and spiritual gifts inventories.

This is not a matter of faking; it is a matter of communicating one’s own self-deceptions while filling out the inventory or taking the test. For example, a person may think of himself or herself as a great leader and aspire for leadership in a church. As one evaluates oneself according to the Enneagram or takes a test for spiritual gifts, one would naturally communicate one’s own self-perception and aspirations on the test. However, in reality the individual taking the test might be the worst possible choice as a leader. But once having communicated one’s own self-deception on the Enneagram or on a spiritual gifts inventory and finding confirmation there, the person becomes an ardent test promoter.

Our book Four Temperaments, Astrology & Personality Testing discusses other reasons why such personality types and tests can be deceptive. It also includes evaluations of other typologies and personality tests in addition to the occult history behind the Four Temperaments and other related typologies. The book Four Temperaments, Astrology & Personality Testing is available as a free PDF ebook on our website: www.pamweb.org. We invite our readers to take advantage of these free PDF books. Because they are in PDF format, you can search for specific words used in the text if you are looking for some particular information.

We continue to be grateful to all of you who read and benefit from our newsletter and/or website. We are especially thankful to those of you who pray and support this work. May God bless you with much biblical wisdom, knowledge, and understanding!

 Martin and Deidre Bobgan

The Bobgans have spoken on psychology and Christianity at numerous conferences and churches and on radio and television. Together they have authored 21 books. Deidre  has also written Lord of the Dance: The Beauty of the Disciplined Life (Harvest House; EastGate).

Educational Background * Martin: University of Minnesota, B. A., B. S., M. A.; University of Colorado, Doctorate in Educational Psychology * Deidre: University of Minnesota, B. S.; University of California, M. A. in English.

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