John the apostle warned the true followers of Christ [the authentic children of the kingdom] concerning the teaching of the Simonians, the false Christians otherwise known as the Christian agnostics which used allegorical interpretations spiritualizing literal meanings and practiced demonic invocations.
All that Simon Magus wanted to achieve was to dominate and stamp out the original Jewish Messianic movement so that he would replace Christ, which he eventually achieved through the help of the Romans. The validation that Simon Magus’ false esoteric order was named “Christians” can be read in the writing of Justin Martyr (152 A.D.) who is generally regarded as the first outstanding Christian apologist of the 2nd century….
The rising of false Christs as predicted by Jewish Yeshua Hamashiach began in the 1st century. By carefully following the bible and history of the church, you’ll learn that in the same century, the Jewish messianic movement began in Jerusalem, a false Christianity movement began in Samaria, which identified their members as “Christians” but preached about “Jesus Christ” instead of Jewish Yeshua of Nazareth. As the Jewish believers in Yeshua were spreading from Jerusalem to other nations, the false Christians were spreading from Samaria to other parts of the world proclaiming a false [Jesus] Christ!
However, one of the main reasons why most are being deceived and will continue to be deceived is because the deceivers are performing their lying wonders using the name Jesus Christ because it is generally believed that anyone who uses the name “Jesus Christ” to perform miracles is of God. However, this false idea that anyone who performs miracles using the name “Jesus Christ” is of God is based on the misconception of a few scriptures from the new testament…
in the last days (this present time) there will be many deceivers; performers of “miracles”, bible quoters, church attenders, preachers and teachers of doctrines who lack the spiritual ability to attain holiness.
Paul compared these who will arise in the last days to oppose the truth of God with the story of Moses and Jannes and Jambres. Paul said the same way Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses in the presence of Pharaoh, would be the same method that the diviners, sorcerers, and the psychics who will secretly introduce destructive teachings in the church will resist the truth. Paul called them men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith (2Timothy3:8).