When does a Christian receive the Holy Spirit?

Friday, 02 September 2005 @ 11:29 PM SGT

Contributed by: kepha

The popular view amongst Christians is that the moment they put their faith in Jesus Christ, the receive the Holy Spirit. But this would make Paul's question in Acts 19:2 unecessary: "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?". I would like to hear views from any Christian in the forum.