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Stephen is the one before the counsel of religious leaders being falsely accused. He proceeds to give them a history lesson. I love reading through this history pointing out how God called certain people and how the Jewish people turned their back on God over and over, including killing many of the prophets.
The truth didn't set the leaders free, it pushed them to stone Stephen and it is here we are introduced to Saul. And the persecution of the church begins. 2000 years later there are still persecution happening to Christians through much of the world. If you've not heard of an organization called The Voice of the Martyrs you can check them out.