Have you ever asked someone for advice about a specific situation only to receive the cliché response: “Just pray and the Lord will give you a “peace” about what you should do.” Is that really a Biblical response? How does that fit in with Romans 12:2 which says that we are supposed to have our “minds” engaged in what we are doing? In this sermon, Pastor Voddie exposits this text and gives the church the implications behind this line of reasoning.
Moses told the assembled people that after they crossed the Jordan, they would face blessings from Mt. Gerizim if they obeyed the Lord, and curses from Mt. Ebal if they disobeyed Him. The first curse pronounced was against setting up idols, which represented false gods: “Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen” (Deut. 27:15). But despite their good intentions at that instant, the time came when “They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not” (Deut. 32:17). The Old Testament goes on to record the dismal fulfillment of that curse and its consequences among the Chosen People.
That the apostasy was still a huge issue at the time of Christ, and spilled over into His young church, is shown in Paul’s warning to the Corinthians: “What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils (demons), and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils” (1 Cor. 10:19-21).
It only takes a few popular Christian leaders with national profiles to embrace a teaching that sounds Christian to bring about big changes in the church. –Ray Yungen 
Louie Gigglio, Dave Ramsey, Dr. Russell Moore, The Bible Project founders Tim Mackie and Jon Collins, Mark Batterson, Amy Grant, and many other high profile members of the visible church have delved into the world of the Enneagram.
Does this mean the Enneagram is helpful to Christians? No, it does not. But for deception to be successful, it must be effective in masking its real nature.
In Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret, authors Don and Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro demonstrate that it is neither a reliable means of determining personality type, nor does its underlying spirituality line up with the Word of God.
The authors do a wonderful job sorting through the information and misinformation about the origin and…