The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
ACT 8:16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were
baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
ACT 8:17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy
ACT 8:18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles'
hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
ACT 8:19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay
hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
ACT 8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because
thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
ACT 8:21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart
King James Bible