Today With Zwingli

Zwingli was not a fan of Balthasar Hubmaier.  On the 13th of January, 1526, during hearings about the re-baptizers, Zwingli wrote a short little note which denounced Hubmaier as a man who would destroy society for the sake of re-baptism.

Zwingli’s problem with ‘believer’s baptism’ was not, as commonly believed, because he thought baptism delivered salvation.  On the contrary, baptism was an act and sign of grace.  In his mind, people choosing baptism was a ‘work’, an attempt to establish their own righteousness.  Baptism received was better than baptism chosen.

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