When does the Holy Spirit enter a person's life? At that very moment of repentance and conversion, or after that person repents and after being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, as in Acts 2 v 38?
ESV - 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
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I would say that the indwelling of a Christian by the Holy Spirit occurs at the same time that an individual repents by realizing that he is powerless to save himself through his own works, and by placing his complete hope of salvation and eternal life on faith in Christ's atoning death and resurrection. (In my opinion, the Holy Spirit's presence within a Christian is not contingent upon baptism, although an unbaptized Christian should avail himself of any opportunity to be baptized.)
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