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!