500 YEARS OF REFORMATION 1517 – 2017 Motto : Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), Sola Fide (faith alone), Sola Gratia (grace alone), Solus Christus (Christ alone), Soli Deo Gloria (to the Glory of God alone)
Series HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION with Pastor Kurt Piesslinger, M.A.
9.THE REFORMATION IN SWITZERLAND Ulrich Zwingli
Ulrich Zwingli is the reformer of Switzerland. His sermons convince the councillors of Zurich to destroy all the images of the town. God`s law is restored. In the decalogue it is written: You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth benaeth or in the waters below. You shall not bow to them or worship them.
In 1531 there is a battle near Kappel in the southwest of Zurich between a huge Roman-Catholic army and a small Protestant army. Zwingli, doing his duty as a pastor, is praying with a dying soldier when a foe from behind throws a big stone on his head. Zwingli is the shepherd of his flock till the last minute of his life.
Exodus 20:3-6 – Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (KJV)
Revelation 2,10 – be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (KJV)