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St. Peter of Rome is Really Simon Magus the Sorcerer!

St. Peter of Rome is Really Simon Magus the Sorcerer!

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Some info Showing that Catholicism is truly a Pagan religion.
Some info Showing that Catholicism is truly a Pagan religion.

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The great false church system of Rome had its beginning in the day of the apostles of Christ. Unfortunately, this conflict did not go its separate way but mixed in to onereligious system. This is why there are so many pagan ideas and doctrines in theRoman Catholic Church. Some crept in over time but many were there from the verybeginning. The first conflict between early Christianity and false religion of paganismwas recorded in the book of Acts, Chapter 8. This quarrel happened between a paganhigh priest named Simon Magus and the apostles Peter and Philip. We first hear of Simon Magus in Acts Chapter 8, verse 9-25Verse 9: But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same cityusedSorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some greatone:10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is thegreat power of God.11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them withsorceries.12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God,and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.13 Then Simon himself believed also: And when he was baptized, he continued withPhilip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs, which were done.14 ¶ Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had receivedthe word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive theHoly Ghost:16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: Only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)17 Then laid they [their] hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghostwasgiven, he offered them money,19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receivetheHoly Ghost.20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thoughtthat the gift of God may be purchased with money.21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: For thy heart is not right in the sight of God.22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thineheart may be forgiven thee.23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and [in] the bond of iniquity.24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of thesethingswhich ye have spoken come upon me.25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned toJerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.
 
What happened in these sixteen verses? Was this just a one-time event that took placeor something that Luke decided to document? The confrontation that took place here,in Jerusalem, not long after the death and resurrection of Jesus, can be easilyoverlooked as just one of those things that may have been relevant to the time. Butwhat really happens here? The incident that took place between Simon Magus and theapostles sets the stage of many of the epistles of the New Testament and the earlyentrance of apostasy into the early church. The person that is mentioned and that weneed to concentrate on is Simon Magus and how he transformed himself into the firstleader of the false world wide religious system, the Catholic Church.The reason Luke recorded this encounter with Simon has far-reaching effects. AsHasting's explains, the important reason was that "Luke's well-known plan of describing THE FIRST MEETING between Christianity and rival systems" (Hasting'sBible Dictionary., p. 498). Luke gives in detail the principal character who establishedthe so-called Christian counterpart of the Truth in the Apostles' days. This is thereason the Apostles in their Church letters many times mention the false system asALREADY IN EXISTENCE, but fail to describe its origin. They didn't have to. That wasalready done RIGHT AT THE FIRST by Luke!The Book of Acts, however, performs its purpose in exposing who started the wholeapostasy. God leaves it to the epistles. Revelations and the Gospel of John describethe heresy and even the Old Testament prophesied of the church falling away from thetruth. We are certainly NOT left in doubt concerning its abominable teachings. There ishardly an epistle that does not mention the religions teaching of Simon Magus. Eventhe scholars who have studied Church History have seen that almost ALL of thereferences in the New Testament expose the errors in the first age of the Church andare directed exclusively to Simon Magus, or his immediate followers. A few of theseexamples will be given later and will show that already the existence of a shadowchurch that was gaining strength and disrupting the true teachings of Christ.WHO IS SIMON MAGUS?We see in Acts 8:10-11, "This man is the great power of God. And to him they hadregard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries". Simon isclearly stated as being one who practiced magic and paganism. One also needs to notethat he is not just a pagan but also a leader of the pagan church, since he has misledand bewitched many people with sorcery. Simon most likely heard the news about therisen Christ directly from the apostles and possibly from Jesus Himself.. Instead of accepting the message of salvation as a gift, he desired to buy this power for his ownuse. Simon wanted to use the power of the Holy Spirit, most probable for personal gainand profit thus take the Lord name in vain.Did Simon go his way after his strong rebuke from Peter? No, he did not. In fact, heconsidered himself to be a Christian. Several historians note this. With this evidence of Simon's activities after his rejection by Peter, we will clearly be able to see why Lukethought it most important to tell the real condition of this man. He wanted to prove thathe was in actuality NEVER an Apostle of Christ. In this regard, notice the comment of 
 
Hasting's Dictionary of the Apostolic Church, Vol. 2, p. 496: "But it need NOT besupposed that when Simon broke with the Christians HE RENOUNCED ALL HE HADLEARNED. It is more probable that he carried some of the Christian ideas with him, andthat he wove these into a system of his own. This system is a mixture of pagan ideaswrapped with Christian names and identities.We further find in Schaff's History of the Church a reference to this Simon Magus. Hesays: "The author, or first representative of this baptized HEATHENISM, according tothe uniform testimony of Christian antiquity, is Simon Magus, who unquestionablyadulterated Christianity with pagan ideas and practices, and gave himself out, in apantheistic style for an emanation of God" (Apostolic Christianity), Vol. 2, p. 566).Harnack, a church historian, states that Simon Magus "proclaimed a doctrine in whichthe Jewish faith was strangely and grotesquely mixed with BABYLONIAN myths,together with some Greek additions. The mysterious worship . . . in consequence of the widened horizon and the deepening religious feeling, finally the wild SYNCRETISM[that is, blending together of religious beliefs], whose aim WAS A UNIVERSALRELIGION, all contributed to gain adherents for Simon" (Vol. 1, p. 244).The Bible shows he had been working through demons. And yet, he finally calledhimself a "Christian." Dr. McGiffert, speaking of Simon Magus, says: "His effort to rivaland surpass Jesus very likely began after his contact with the Christians that Lukerecords. His religious system was apparently a SYNCRETISM of Jewish and Orientalelements" (Hasting's Dictionary of the Apostolic Church, Vol. 2, p. 497).One point that should be noted is there is a mixing of several religious ideas. This isone of the identifying characteristics of the beast of Rev. 13 that is identified as theRoman Catholic Church. Revelation 13:2 "Now the beast which I saw was like aleopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion."The four beasts used to make up the beast are the same four beasts, Daniel saw invision in Daniel 7. As a matter of fact, papal Rome inherited from each of these paganempires some of their basic identifying traits that we still see practiced in this modernday false system of religion, the Roman Catholic Church. From Babylon, the lion thepapacy inherited a pagan priesthood; from Medo-Persia, the bear sun worship; fromGreece, the leopard human philosophies; and from the dragon, Pagan Rome, its power,seat and great authority. As stated in Rev. 13:2 the mixing of these pagan ideas of theRoman catholic church had its onset from the very beginning. From this Simon Maguswho was well versed in all of these abominable doctrines and false system of worshipcreated the early Catholic Church. These abominably doctrines can be traced back tothe very beginning throw Simon Magus.Even though there is only one event that was recorded by Luke, it would not be

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