It may be a shock to you, but you need to actually present evidence before you can say anything is refuted
This evidence needs to come from scripture
Your problems are
- you present no evidence - merely showing some did not believe or believe correctly does nothing but show they did not believe or they did not believe correctly
- You ignored scripture not addressing a single verse
You can’t receive the spirit without faith
John 7:38-39 (KJV)
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given
; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Acts 2:38 (KJV)
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Galatians 3:2 (KJV)
2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Galatians 3:5 (KJV)
5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it
by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Galatians 3:14 (KJV)
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
- You confirmed regeneration is through faith
- You provide no evidence the Spirit irresistibly causes faith in anyone