On this date, March 5, 1558, Thomas Von Imbroek was beheaded. He was a printer and helped plant congregations of believers who were no longer part of the established church. Why was he beheaded? He would not baptize infants. Believing that baptism was a sign of what Christ had done and that infants were unable to identify with that.
Here are some his famous last words.
“I am willing and ready, both to live or to die. I do not care what happens to me. God will not let me down. I am comforted and in good spirits while yet on the earth. God gives me friendly assurance, and my heart is encouraged through my brothers. Sword, water, fire, cannot frighten me. All the persecution in this world shall not be able to separate me from God.”