Simon the Sorcerer and the Priesthood



 In the book of Acts, a story is told about Simon the sorcerer who wanted to pay The Apostles money so that he could receive the  power to give the gift of God's Holy Spirit to people.  Peter told him that his heart was not right with God, and for Simon's money to perish with him.

What is the difference between Simon's  story and those who pay money to someone at a ('Religious Marketplace') seminary or a bible college to get a degree written on a piece of paper that  makes them eligible to give the gift of God to  people. Doesn't it seem to be the same thing, only in different clothing? Isn't that where the organized, religious, institutional priest-hood comes from?

Do you wonder what would have happened to the Apostles if they would have accepted the money?

I also have to wonder .....What if the apostles would have decided, on their own, that it would be a real good idea
to set up a school where they could charge people money to learn how to give God's gift to others.


 Our Father ( Himself ) Said :

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt;

 'I '  will put  'My ' law (my rules), (my own understanding)  :  ( it's the same law that  ' He'  gave  to Moses , except it's the 'Spirit of the Law version  ' instead of the  ' Letter of the law  version'  )   in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they  shall all know me,

 from the least of them to the greatest of them, said the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity,


I will remember their sins no more.

( This is what the new covenant is all about !  Yahshua  is the Messiah  that  'implemented'  this new covenant and made it so that 'you' are  no longer  bridled  to what some ecclesiastical mortals  Teach about what  they think God meant by something that is written on paper ! )

 Think of it more like it's " A Gentleman's Word of Honor style of Agreement" with G-d Himself, instead of a bible lecture liability kind of relationship.

Why is it 'greater' to  perceive it  more like a 'Gentleman's Word of Honor style of  Agreement with God' ?
Because that is what turns it into a warm and 'heart-felt' promise; A promise that is sealed by mutual 'respect' and 'trust'. . . unlike a paper contract 'attitude'  that is frankly 'cold-hearted'; made dependable only because of the possibility of 'mistrust' regardless of  'respect', or 'dignity', and always carry's a 'whiff' of 'disdain' and contemptuous 'uncertainty'.


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