Simon The Magician Acts 8 was he saved ?
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Morning. Reading through Acts at the moment .. and came across a curious name character Simon The Magician ..

"18 And when Simon saw, that by the imposition of the hands of the apostles, the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
19 Saying: Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I shall lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter said to him:
20 Keep thy money to thyself, to perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
21 Thou hast no part nor lot in this matter. For thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
22 Do penance therefore for this thy wickedness; and pray to God, that perhaps this thought of thy heart may be forgiven thee.
23 For I see thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bonds of iniquity.
24 Then Simon answering, said: Pray you for me to the Lord, that none of these things which you have spoken may come upon me."


Question : so far it does not say if he was saved or if he was even truly repentant for trying to gain the power for his own means which I think is clear are not well intended. So do you think his repentance in asking to be prayed for was sincere or not ? I know i have to read further but taking my journey one step at a time as its much to take in at this time.

Thank you and look forward to any insight on the above. Smile
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I see no reason he couldn't be. He was probably scared spitless by what Peter said, so I think the odds are that his request for prayers was very sincere, coupled with repentance.
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Some in the Oriental Orthodox believe Pontius Pilate repented and turned to Christianity. Why not Simon Magus?

Neither of which are specified doctrines in the Catholic faith but there is room for speculation on these issues. Ultimately, only when Heaven arrives will we all know. Until then, we see through a glass dimly.
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(02-11-2020, 07:39 AM)newenglandsun Wrote: Some in the Oriental Orthodox believe Pontius Pilate repented and turned to Christianity. Why not Simon Magus?

Neither of which are specified doctrines in the Catholic faith but there is room for speculation on these issues. Ultimately, only when Heaven arrives will we all know. Until then, we see through a glass dimly.

Because tradition says that Simon Magnus died while performing his sorcery. The story goes, Simon was showing off his "powers" by levitating high up into the air with a crowd of people gawking in awe. Sts. Peter and Paul saw this. They also saw the demons that were carrying Simon in the air. St. Peter prayed and than commanded that the demons let go of Simon. So they did and Simon suffered the same fate of Icarus, died in a state of his unrepented sin. The father of all heretics, slain at the hands of his own hubris.

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[1] Cyril of Jerusalem, Catechetical Lectures, vi. 15.
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