The Holy Spirit


Selected Reading

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The Holy Spirit produces a judgment upon everything that resists him, for the light he brings is a fire that he kindles. For this reason he is a Spirit of reverence. As the Spirit of truth he brings into the light everything that tries to hide. He leads into the reality of ultimate truth by testifying to Christ and, as the Spirit of mercy and of prayer, by bestowing and granting whatever the believing person needs.

- Eberhard Arnold

In the church of the Holy Spirit, the future kingdom of God is present with its perfect justice, its absolute peace, and its joy in love and unity. In the midst of the church, the king of peace brings here and brings now her inviolable community of peace both within and without – nothing but peace. Where there is redemption and reconciliation through Christ, even the locking-up of Satan for the thousand years of rejoicing is present reality because peace is here and now put into action.

- Eberhard Arnold

We ask only one thing: that the Holy Spirit come to us and establish among us the government and reign of God; that nothing else count for us but only this one thing, the Spirit of the coming kingdom of Jesus Christ. Him we entreat to step into the life of this community, so that from here he may stream out and radiate into the whole world, into the hearts of all men; a hidden and mysterious working of this very Spirit who speaks his word from heart to heart and from soul to soul, who carries his message onward, reveals his life, proclaims his prophecy, and manifests his reality.

- Eberhard Arnold

Additional Reading for The Holy Spirit

Inner Land: The Inner Life
A trusted guide into the inner realm where our spirits find strength to master life and live for God.
Inner Land: The Conscience
When troubled consciences find healing they become a force for good.
Inner Land: Experiencing God
What happens when we let the living God into our practical lives?
God’s Revolution
Are you tired of answers that ignore the root causes of human suffering? This topically arranged selection of writings by Eberhard Arnold, who left a career and the established church in order to live out the Gospel, calls us to a completely different way.
The Early Christians
What did Christianity look like before it became an institution? This collection of firsthand accounts of the early church includes excerpts from Origen, Tertullian, Polycarp, Clement of Alexandria, Justin, Irenaeus, and others — and equally revealing material from their critics, detractors and persecutors.
Eberhard Arnold: Writings Selected
Whether you’ve never read Eberhard Arnold before, or have already been profoundly affected by one of his books, this introductory selection from many of his important works will surprise and challenge you.