55Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found it not. 56For many bare false witness against him, and their witness agreed not together. 57And there stood up certain, and bare false witness against him, saying, 58We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands. 59And not even so did their witness agree together.
In 1893, very false allegations were levelled against the missionaries in China. They were accused of murdering children and harvesting their organs. As these accusations spread, the work of sharing the gospel was consequently affected.
The blatantly false accusation of being responsible for the loss of 22 Chinese children was used by an enraged mob to lay siege on the missionary premises in Yangchow, badly stone some of missionaries and cause much injury to others as they tried to escape.
A believer was accused falsely of destroying the idols in a village temple and was on the strength of that false testimony fined and forced to repair the destroyed temple.
In a bid to destroy the church in Bulgaria, blatantly false testimonies were beared against its leaders. Pastor Ivanoff was sentenced to life imprisonment and his properties confiscated -- because of the false testimony of a marmalade factory engineer.