Address to Simon Magus by Pope St. Peter

The following paragraph is a reply by Pope St. Peter to Simon Magus after Simon Magus tried to buy the power to confer the Holy Spirit. The excerpts are preserved in St. Luke's Acts of the Apostles Chapter 8 Verses 20-23.

Address to Simon Magus by Pope St. Peter - ~31 A.D.

"Your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God. Repent therefore of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you. For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity."


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