Well, actually I wasn't thinking that. I was saying that based on Jesus's statement, repentance might be a requirement for receiving the Holy Spirit. However, not to be mysterious, and since you brought it up, I do believe that a person can believe and not repent. It may not happen often, but I believe it's possible.So you think a person can hear the gospel, believe it and not repent? Is that your point?
Actually, I wasn't thinking that either. I was just making the point that confessing "Jesus is Lord" seems to come before receiving the Holy Spirit. You can interpret the word confessing however you want to, I suppose.And you think one has to audibly confess Jesus is Lord in order to be saved?
I'm not purposely trying to make you guess anything. I'm simply pointing out what the Bible seems to indicate are requirements that come before one receives the Holy Spirit. You can interpret those verses however you wish.Please stop making me guess what your point is. I really hate the way these discussions often go. No need to be mysterious.