Simon was watching!
Why did the
apostles go to Samaria?
"When they arrive they prayed for them that
they might receive the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit had
not yet come upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into
the name of the Lord Jesus"
(Acts 8:15,16) This is very
interesting? According to Act 2:38, all
believers receive the Holy Spirit when they are baptized.
He saw that the
power to do miracles came when the apostles laid their hands on
believers. He noticed that Philip, the evangelist who had performed
miracles, could not pass on the same power.
This power was not a matter of salvation.