And when he (the Holy Spirit) comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.
–Jesus of Nazareth
When asked for the best evidence to substantiate the core truth claims of Christianity, how often have you heard a conservative Christian apologist cite the Holy Spirit? In my experience, rarely if ever. Most will start off appealing to the opinions of fundamentalist and/or evangelical Bible scholars regarding topics such as the historical reliability of the Bible, the (alleged) eyewitness authorship of the Gospels, or the amazing accuracy in which ancient Jews passed down their oral stories.
But why no mention of the Holy Spirit?
If Jesus was correct that he would send his spirit to convict the world of the error of its evil ways—demonstrating to all that he really was the Messiah and God the Creator all wrapped up into one—why do most conservative Christian apologists fail to mention this important fact when they debate skeptics?
I’ll tell you why: They know it sounds wacko!
How many skeptics are going to be convinced that an invisible ghost (spirit) exists and is, at this very moment, swirling around them in the breeze, whispering in their ear that Christianity is true?
Here is the ugly fact for Christians: If this “spirit” were real, he would not need thousands of books written by human apologists to help him do his job! The desperate attempts by thousands of Christian apologists to write thick books explaining what Jesus, God the Creator, really meant for us to understand about him is the best evidence that the “Holy Spirit” does not exist.
The Holy Spirit is just another supernatural invention of this ancient tall tale.
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