Born in 1498, Conrad Grebel is known as the father of the anabaptists, or re-baptizers. He was originally a student of Zwingli, but things changed in 1525. There were about 15 men who broke ranks with Zwingli over the issues
Not everything that happened during the tumultuous times of the Reformation was pleasant. Yesterday, we looked at Balthasar Hubmair who was burned at the stake, by religious leaders. Today we look at a similar situation that occurred in Zürich Switzerland. His
Balthasar Hubmaier was born around 1480 and died on March 10, 1528. He was trained in Roman Catholic theology, just prior to the Reformation and received his doctorate from Johann Eck. Do you remember who Johann Eck was? He was of the
Born in 1486, Andreas von Karlstadt was at times the recipient of the Pope’s fury, as much as Martin Luther was. Though not opposed to indulgences at first, Karlstadt eventually came to the understanding that salvation and forgiveness could not
Pope Leo X published a bulla, called Exsurge Domine, in which he had this to stay about Martin Luther. Arise O Lord, and judge your cause. For a wild boar has invaded Your vineyard.” With these words, the pope was
Johann (John) Tetzel – People of the Reformation You’ve heard the phrase, “As soon as the coin in the coffer rings, the soul from purgatory springs.” But who popularized that saying? His name was John Tetzel, and his message was
Savonarola was troubled by the vice and sin in his city of Florence. He cried against gambling, of fine clothes and jewelry and luxuries of all sorts. He denounced the works of famous artists, who painted immodestly dressed people. He
Ever heard of the man who died and was buried? Yes, that is normal. But here is what is not normal about John Wycliffe. 44 years AFTER he was dead, his bones were dug out of the ground and burned!
William Tyndale wrote, “I would that the Gospels and the epistles of Paul were translated into all languages, of all Christian people, and that they might be read and known.” This became his passion, and would result in his death.
According to writings, as his executioners were about to burn Jan Hus (or John Huss) at the stake, he wrote in his prison cell,“Today you burn a goose, but in one hundred years a swan will arise which you will