Usually conservative christians say that there is no difference between getting the holy spirit and being baptized in the holy spirit. They say they are the same thing. But why did Jesus breathe upon his disciples for them to receive the holy spirit and then told them to wait until they get the power? This shows that these are 2 different events because if it's the same then where is the power and the boldness? Are you as bold as the disciples? I am not. If I have the same power and boldness which Peter and the others had then I ask myself why I don't see anything of it. I think when you really get this power then you also know it. And what I also don't understand is this "drunk in the spirit" stuff. Usually I am sceptical of people claiming to be drunk in the spirit. I have heard weird stories of christians which said the holy spirit came over them and then they became so drunk that they couldn't even drive anymore, or others start to laugh uncontrollably. These things sound strange but in the bible there are verses which talk about it. Eph 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Why the comparison between being drunk and filled with the holy spirit? Act 2:12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? Act 2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. Act 2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: Act 2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. This means that they must have acted very weird when the others thought they were drunk. Does this mean that this stuff is from God? When christians say they are drunk in the spirit and when they act weird and lose control? Somehow everybody says something different and it's impossible to really figure out what the truth is. This is exactly what's so demotivating about the bible. You can justify everything. You can justify being drunk in the spirit and acting weird and refer to these verses and others say that God would never do such a thing and cause a christian to lose control.