This is the story of two men with different views that are still in effect today, 2000 years later; two men with the same first name; Simon Peter and Simon Magus. It started in the capital city of Samaria, whose name was identical with its state; Samaria.
Simon Magus was a Babylonian priest. He was a part of the Babylonian community that had been living in the former land of Northern Israel. When the Israelites had been defeated and taken into captivity by the Assyrians, they were replaced by five tribes of the Babylonians. They eventually claimed fraudulently to be the true people of God while at the same time practicing many of their previous heathen rites which came directly from Babylon.
Simon Magus swayed the whole of the Samaritan nation that all gave heed to him for a very long time. But when Simon saw the potential of Christianity, he endeavored to buy an apostleship in the Church. But Peter knew what he was attempting to do and rebuked him sternly.
After his rejection, Simon Magus began to fashion his own “Christian” church. His plan was to design a church, of which he was the head, to overthrow the true Church of God. His idea was to adulterate Babylonian teachings with some of the teachings of Christ and thus create ONE LARGE FALSE UNIVERSAL CHURCH. It was to go against the SMALL TRUE ISRAELITE-ONLY CHURCH.