Originally Posted by Colossians
The Sealing of the Holy Spirit is a figure of speech that indicates that the Elect are secured in the Truth of the Gospel against being successfully seduced from it
No. The seal he is referring to occurs, if it occurs, after one believes, and is experiential, not positional.
This is the verse:
"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise"
So he is speaking of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, as I have described above at post #61.
Paul is speaking to the Ephesians of a distinct post-salvific experience of the Holy Spirit. He is speaking of the promise of the Spirit which had not been given prior to Pentecost.
Jesus spoke of Himself and His Father coming to abide in the believer as one event.
The receiving of the Holy Spirit to indwell the believer is that event.
The Samarians were as OT believers were for a while after their baptism. They did not receive the Holy Spirit at all at their believing and baptism.
There was one event of the shekinah glory initial filling of the temple , not two.
Most believers today are not filled with the Holy Spirit. Look at their conversation.