On this date, February 25, 1536, Jacob Hutter is hunted down and burned to death in Austria. Before killing him, in an attempt to mock baptism, he is tortured and immersed in freezing water.

With news of Christians being executed in our days, men like Jacob Hutter serve as part of the great cloud of witnesses who have gone on before us. When persecution comes our way, may we be as bold as individuals like Jacob Hutter were.

Immersed in freezing water

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