' Simo, seeing that for the imposition of the hands of the apstolos ones he was given the Espirito Santo, offered money to them, saying: Of there – me also me this power, so that one on who I to put the hands I receive the Espirito Santo. But Peter said to it: Your money is with you for perdio, therefore you took care of that dom of God if reaches for dinheiro.' ' Acts 8:18 – 20 From this incident the term originated, Simonia, to define the action to intend to get good spirituals, by means of payment. However, the practical one is well older. In the days of Moiss, Balao, the mercenary prophet, if made use to curse Israel, in exchange for the goods of Balaque, what it did not consummate, only for having been hindered for God. ' ' Then the Balao said God: You will not go with them, nor you will curse this people, inasmuch as he is bendito.' ' In one; 22:12 Although the divine warning, it insisted, given that it offers for its ' ' ministrio' ' it was also increased. It remained the God, the extreme resource of irony; a time that the prophet if disclosed a jumento, promoted you its jumenta the prophet. If the practical one continued today, would have that to develop the production of jericos sufficiently, data the effective scene.
In the time Dos Reis, it had relapse in the practical one more, with damages accented that a humilhante dialogue with jegue. God restores the health of the general siro Naam, who is leprous, and it, been thankful, wanted to reward Eliseu prophet. The man of God, however, refused the gifts, firing to the happy general, with all dons that he brings. However, the young man of Eliseu, Geazi, did not resist the temptation; ' ' Then Geazi, servant of Eliseu, man of God, said: Here it is that mine Sir saved this Naam Syrian, not receiving from its hand some thing of what brought; however, you lives that I have sliding behind it, and to receive from it some coisa.' ' 2 Kings 5:20 the young man ran behind Naam, and asked for to silver and vestments, lying and using the name of the prophet.