They paid attention to him (Simon Magus) because he
had astounded them by his magic for a long time, but
once they began to believe Philip as he preached the
good news about the kingdom of God and the name of
men and women alike were baptized
Even Simon himself believed and, after being baptized,
became devoted to Philip.
1 Peter 3:20-21
God patiently waited in the days of Noah during the
building of the ark, in which a few persons, eight in all,
saved through water
which saves you now.