I do not see the receiving of the Spirit of God as being distinct from Salvation.
Acts 8 is not the norm. Acts 10 proves that.I should have been more specific and said:"In our day, I do not believe that a person can truly believe, have faith and repentance and not receive the Spirit of God."
I 'do not see the receiving of the Spirit of God as being distinct from Regeneration'. You will notice I have changed the terminology.
I remember David Wilkerson saying in 'The Cross and Switchblade', or perhaps it's sequel, that they only saw permanent success with freeing addicts from drugs once they were baptized in the Holy Spirit.
His editor wanted him to drop the chapter containing these comments, but fortunately he stuck to his colours.