But Saul, yet breathing threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2and asked of him letters to Damascus unto the synagogues, that if he found any that were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
Mwanga thoroughly abused his powers as king of Uganda; he committed heinous atrocities against God's people - many were cruelly executed, some had to flee and not a few were imprisoned.
Kim II Sung turned away from the faith of his fathers and led a great purge of Christians in his country. In every conceivable manner, he opposed the gospel and instilled fear in the people.
After an elderly man embraced Christianity, he burnt all his idols and a church started in his home. But soon, persecution, from his very own son began - he accused his father of insanity, denied him food and disrupted the church that had started in their home.
The young Sundar Singh despised the Christian faith so much that he became the ringleader of a group of boys who, united by their hatred for Christianity; committed themselves to publicly destroying Bibles.