Acts 17
32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked, while others said, “We will hear you again on this matter.” 33 So Paul departed from among them. 34 However, some men joined him and believed, among them Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

So this chapter seems like the struggle witness while being heavily persecuted.
They preached at Thessalonica. This caused an uproar and an assault on Jason’s house.

Paul then moves on to Berea at night because of the persecution. Here he gains many for Christ, but the Jews from Thessalonica follow him and cause problems.

They have to escape Berea, and Paul travels to Athens where he was moved to action by the spirit as a direct result of their idol worship.

He preaches and some follow, others mock.

Paul has been under attack since he started.  The disagreements cause such a hatred. This reminds me of the political climate we are in now. Civil discourse leads to physical violence because people do not know what to do with truth, or anything that does not agree with their slanted side of things.