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The Editors
Martin & Deidre Bobgan

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Santa Barbara, CA 93110.
September Update
Notes

Dear Friends,

In the September-October newsletter we warn Christians about the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which is a personality test based on occult psychiatrist Carl Jung’s psychological types. While we single out the MBTI as the one personality test Christians should not take because of its occult source, we also warn about the multitudinous other personality tests that are available. When we point out the fallacies and failures of all the personality tests, people ask, “What do you have to replace them?” In other words, if you don’t have something better, we’ll use the personality tests.

Our answer is very simply “The Lord and His Word”! Personality tests’ descriptions of mankind are superficial at best. In contrast, the Bible reveals the inner man—our Creator’s perspective on who we are and what motivates us: the flesh or the spirit. While all personality tests can give profiles according to worldly categories into which people can fit themselves and others, they do not reveal the inner man or give mankind the ability to please God.

Personality tests are not accurate measures of people, but work according to worldly understandings and man-made measures of people, “measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves,” which according to God’s Word, “are not wise” (2 Cor. 10:12). Personality tests give false or distorted impressions of who we really are according to someone’s worldly idea about mankind rather than the true picture of the natural man as recorded in the Bible.

Against the worldly backdrop of man’s wisdom found in personality tests, God’s Word shines light on the most important facets of every individual, revealing the deceitful heart (Jer. 17:9) and every other facet of what it means to be human. Moreover, the Bible reveals God and the characteristics of one in whom He lives—namely aspects of the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (self-control).

Thanks to those of you who recognize that the Bible has the only true, accurate, and useful measurement of mankind that a believer should trust.

 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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