The Bible on Yoga, Enneagram, and Progressive Christianity

by Dale Partridge

More and more Christians and local churches have fallen prey to cultural fads and pagan practices of today. Hundreds of churches host Yoga classes and “spiritual” trainings. Thousands more have embraced the identity-hijacking Enneagram. But undergirding this entire wayward movement is the virtue of “progression.” That is, Christian churches have bought into the idea that Chriistian values are not static and unchanging but progressive, tolerant, and accepting of the cultural trends around them.

Historically, when a church becomes influenced by the culture it’s evidence of either biblical ignorance or spiritual deadness. That is, when you don’t understand the Gospel and the Scriptures, you can’t understand God’s expectations for how He calls us to think, act, and speak. As a result, the church becomes vulnerable to all types of counterfeit doctrines and cultural ideas and experiences.

This is why today, Dale Partridge is discussing how yoga, the Enneagram, and progressive Christianity has infiltrated the church and how Christians should respond.

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Scripture References

  • Revelation 3:16

    “So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my mouth.”

  • James 4:4

    “You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

  • Romans 12:11

    “Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.”

  • 2 Timothy 3:12

    “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”

  • Hebrews 13:8

    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

  • Malachi 3:6

    “For I the Lord do not change;”

  • Isaiah 40:8

    “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”

  • Matthew 24:35

    “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”

  • Deuteronomy 12:29-31

    “When the Lord your God cuts off before you the nations whom you go in to dispossess, and you dispossess them and dwell in their land, 30 take care that you be not ensnared to follow them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?—that I also may do the same.’ 31 You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way, for every abominable thing that the Lord hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods.”

  • John 4:24

    “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

  • 1 Samuel 16:7

    “But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

  • 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

    “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

  • 1 Peter 5:8

    “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

  • 1 Corinthians 16:14

    “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:6

    “So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.”

  • Titus 1:9

    “He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.”

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