On this date, May 29, 1529, Jakob Kaiser was burned at the stake. Kaiser was a pastor and missionary who worked with Ulrich Zwingli. This act prompted Zwingli to write these words.

“Let us be firm and fear not to take up arms. This peace, which some desire so much, is not peace, but war; while the war that we call for, is not war, but peace. We thirst for no man’s blood, but we will cut the nerves of the oligarchy. If we shun it, the truth of the gospel and the ministers’ lives will never be secure among us.”

Burned at the Stake

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