posted on Jun, 10 2008 @ 12:53 PM
When Justin Martyr wrote [152 A.D.] his Apology, the sect of the Simonians appears to have been formidable, for he speaks four times of their founder,
Simon; and we need not doubt that he identified him with the Simon of the Acts. He states that he was a Samaritan, adding that his birthplace was a
village called Gitta; he describes him as a formidable magician, and tells that he came to ROME in the days of Claudius Caesar (45 A.D.), and made
such an impression by his magical powers, THAT HE WAS HONORED AS A GOD, a statue being erected to him on the Tiber, between the two bridges, bearing
the inscription `Simoni deo Sancto' (i.e., the holy god Simon)" (Dictionary of Christian Biography, Vol. 4, p. 682).
Hasting's Dictionary of the Apostolic Church, Vol 2, p. 496, states that there is "very slight evidence on which to reject so precise a statement as
Justin makes; a statement he would scarcely have hazarded in an apology addressed to Rome, where every person had the means of ascertaining its
accuracy. If he made a mistake, it must have been at once exposed, and other writers would not have frequently repeated the story as they have done
We see this quote from Justin Martyr and from Hasting's "Dictionary of the apostolic church" that Simon Magus was in Rome about the year 45A.D.,
this is further stated by his birthplace, a village called Gitta. It is also stated that Simon Magus was honored as a GOD, due to his magical
"demonic powers that were witnessed".
From these historical accounts we see that indeed Simon Magus was in Rome and was the head of his own church "Universal catholic". In many of these
accounts we also see that Simon Magus was also consider by many to be God. Does that not fall in to place that the first pope aka Simon Magus was
considered to be God. There are several places in The Bible that show that the Church of Rome would committee the sin of blasphemy and demand worship
from men. (Rev,13:1),(Dan,7:11)(Rev14:11)…
In John 10:33, The Bible clearly gives the definition of blasphemy, "…a mere man, claiming to be God". The list of blasphemy coming from the
Papacy would fill volumes of books. Here are just a few examples:
"The pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ himself, hidden under a veil of flesh." The Catholic National, July
Here are some incredible claims that appear in a Roman Catholic dictionary, by Lucius Ferraris, entitled Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Vol. VI, and
pgs. 438, 442 article "Pope." and The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913 edition, Vol. VI, p. 48 speaks of this book as "a veritable encyclopedia of
religious knowledge," and "a precious mine of information."
"The pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God."
"The pope is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief king of kings, having plenitude of power, to whom has been
entrusted by the omnipotent God direction not only of the earthly but also of the heavenly kingdom."
There is no doubt that Simon Magus was called a god nor that the papacy claim that the pope is God on Earth. The list of blasphemies of the papacy
are too numerous to count. There are several historical accounts that Simon Magus was called and claimed to be God. We can even see this preserved in
history with the very status that was spoken of by Justin Martyr. In 1574 excavators found a fragment of marble on an island in the Tiber River with
the inscription "Semoni Sanco Deu Fidio." Some interpret this as referring to a Sabine deity, Semo Sancus, but most likely it was part of the statue
Justin Martyr described as having been dedicated to Simon Magus. There is little doubt in my mind that this is one of many similarities between the
papacy and Simon Magus
Here is the transition of Simon Magus being considered God and the first pope and the big mistake that many confuse Simon Peter with Simon Magus. The
next step to change Simon Magus to Simon Peter was with the title of a God by some of his followers. What is another name or title is there for a
pagan god? Surprising as it may sound, it is a well-known fact among students of ancient religion, that the chief pagan gods worshipped in the early
civilizations were generally known by the name or title PETER. That would make Simon Magus also be formally known as Simon Peter.
The pagan priests of the mystery religions were called PATORS or PETERS. They had the power to interpret the heathen mysteries. This is further
brought out by Bunson in his Hieroglyph, page 545, where he shows that the Egyptians -- as The Bible also indicates -- called their "interpreters"
or priests: PETR, that is, PETER.
Notice some references to these sacred PETRAS found throughout the pagan world.
At the temple of Delphi in Greece, the chief object in the ritual was the PETRA (Pausanius, Bk. 10). At the Acropolis in Athens, Euripides tells us,
the niches which held the idols were called the PETRAE (verse 935). It is well known that even the sacred book which was used in the celebration of
the Eleusinian mysteries, was entitled "Book PETROMA," PETER-ROMA -- PETER'S BOOK (see Potter's Antiquities, vol. 1, p. 356). Remember that the
pagan temples were also called after the PETERS. The temple at Elis in Greece was called PETRON Lycophron, verse 159). Pytho at Delphi was called
PETRAessa (Olymp. Ode 6). The oracle temple dedicated to Apollo in Asia Minor was called the PATARA and the oracle there was called PATAReus ("Eus"
means "person who, one") -- (Lempriere's Classical Dictionary, p. 438). Also PATRAE -- an ancient town where DIANA had a temple (p. 438), and the
oracle in Achaia was called PATRA (Jones, Proper Names of the Old Testament, p. 296).
Examples are too numerous to mention, but this should be enough to show that the name PETER, or its variants, figured very high in every phase of
pagan worship. These PETER stones and temples were found all over the ancient world. "There is in the history of every oracular temple some legend
about a stone; some reference to the word PETRA" (Bryant, p. 362). The world and history is littered with many example of the term PETER used as a
title for a god.