Nov 1, 2013

Reformation Overview - Zwingli and Calvin

Huldrich Zwingli is often forgotten in the remembrance of the reformers because he died early in the movement in a battle with Roman Catholic soldiers.  His followers joined some years later with those of John Calvin.  None of the early reformers were perfect in their ideals, at least as perceived today.  All held strong stances against the Anabaptists, those radical reformers who believed in taking baptism only when you believed, that infant baptism held no effectual power.  In fact Calvin wrote to the King of England encouraging him to burn the Anabaptists at the stake, as the death of a few would save the souls of many.  However they did fight hard to deliver the Bible from it's Roman captivity, and for that we today are most grateful.

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