ACTS 7:59 And they stoned Stephen...
ACTS 8:1 Now Saul was consenting to his death.
Paul never saw Yahshua in the flesh, but, claimed to see Him in a vision.
When He could not kill all the Disciples of Yahshua, he decided to destroy their religion by promoting the Jewish sect as a renamed form of Roman Mithraism, thereby satisfying both the Jewish High Priest and the Roman government.
Was Yahshua referring to Saul Paul Benjamin, founder of "Christianity"?
The letters (which are also numbers) that spell "Saul Paul Benjamin" in Hebrew add up to 616, the original rendering of REVELATION 13:18 (not 666).