Individuals opposed to the Gospel

Scripture references

Acts 8:3 (ASV 1901)

3But Saul laid waste the church, entering into every house, and dragging men and women committed them to prison.

Acts 9:1–2 (ASV 1901)

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.
Colonel Paschkoff was a devoted follower of Jesus, an influential and wealthy man who served as officer of the Imperial Guards of Russia. For his insistence on evangelizing to his friends and family, he was banished by Emperor Alexandar III for the first time from Russia and banished the second time for forever because he would just not stop doing the Master's bidding.
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.