Simon the Sorcerer


This is a blogpost I shared right before Christmas one year ago…

This account of Simon the Sorcerer exemplified one of the great challenges for those who preached the gospel of the Kingdom of God in the early centuries. As The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia explains, “It is not strange to find the gospel brought into direct conflict with magicians, for in the 1st and 2nd centuries there were a multitude of such persons who pretended to possess supernatural powers by which they endeavored to deceive men.”

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