Because you knew I couldn't stay away from historical trivia for long, I'm back with "Fact of the Day". No, it's not a contest - although I might use some of the facts in contests throughout the year. But, I also will not promise that it will happen everyday. In fact, I KNOW it will not, but hopefully at least a couple of times a week. So, without further ado. . .
On this day in 1525
in Zurich, Switzerland, the forerunner of the Baptist movement began when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, and George Blaurock re-baptized each other and a few more followers to emphasize the irrelevance of infant baptism. They believed that only someone who was able to clearly state their beliefs should be baptized. This stance, which became known as "believer's baptism," was based on the belief that an infant could not consent to the requirements of a follower of Christ.
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