The Good Spirit: Making Christians Ready for
Charles Spurgeon often assigned titles and names to God—the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit—that are not in the
Bible. In the sermon excerpt below, he gave the Holy Spirit the title: "the good
"Beloved Friends, this is the true preparedness of heart for coming to
Christ—the preparedness of coming to Him just as you are! And it was John’s
business, thus, “to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” That is also my
business at this time. May the good Spirit, who dwelt in John the Baptist, work
through us, also, that some here may be made ready for Christ—“a people prepared
for the Lord”! Let us see how John carried out his commission. We shall then be
better able to understand the text." "A People Prepared For the Lord" (#2404)
The phrase "thy good spirit" is found once in the Old Testament book of
Nehemiah. In this verse, Nehemiah is speaking to God about something that God
gave—thy good spirit:
The title, "the good Spirit" is not found in the King James Bible. (It is
however, now found in the New International Version.)
"Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy
manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst." Nehemiah 9:20
"Thy good spirit" is not a name or a title.
Nehemiah was simply saying, "Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them."
Spurgeon replaced "my" with "the" and also added "who" in order to turn "thy
good spirit" into a title. (He added to the Bible in order to create the title
Nobody, not even Charles Spurgeon has the right create a title for God (that is
adding to the Bible) but that is what he did—and he did this in many sermons. In
this case He changed "thy good spirit" into the unbiblical title, "the good
Spirit," and placed this Spirit into John the Baptist as well as the modern-day
"The good Spirit" is an inclusive title and spans many religious belief systems.
The Holy Spirit is a specific, biblical term and only applies to the God of the
Charles Spurgeon's "The good Spirit" did not work in John the Baptist. Rather,
the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) worked in John the Baptist.
Who is "the good Spirit" who Charles Spurgeon says will work through us so that
we may be made ready for Christ?
The good Spirit (The Good Spirit, the good spirit) is a spirit of:
Theosophy (Luciferianism), Freemasonry, Shamanism,
Gnosticism, Cabala, Witchcraft/magic, Mormonism, Unification
Church, Zoroastrianism, and more.
In this sermon, Charles Spurgeon conditioned Christians to believe the
same spirit that works in occult/world religions—the good Spirit—works in
Christians to prepare us for the return of Christ.
Since "the good Spirit" is a spirit of occult/world religions—and Spurgeon said
this same spirit works in the Christian— which "Christ" was Charles Spurgeon
conditioning Christians to accept?
The "Christ" that the "good Spirit" seeks to make Christians ready for is
Antichrist, not the Lord Jesus Christ.
Even though this sermon looks good on its face—as most of Spurgeon's sermons do—
the subliminal conditioning via the repeated use of occult terms and titles has
a cumulative effect—the results being seen in the state of the church today.
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