As we continue our walk, we are walking into the mountains of France and French speaking Switzerland where the Reformed faith bloomed prior to the Reformation. We follow Farel as he takes the gospel to Geneva, and to groups who already had it.
Wibrandis Rosenblatt sometimes known as the wife of the Reformation, sometimes the widow of the Reformation, serves as a good reminder that those who followed the Reformation were not all men, but still worthy of praise.
The freedom to preach God’s word is at stake at the beginning of the time of Bullinger. Part of the backlash against Zwingli was a backlash against preaching regarding things of the state. The City council had a rule, but would Bullinger agree? What happened and why is it important for today?
The despair and trouble caused by the death of Zwingli are providentially addressed by God in the arrival of Henrich Bullinger on the scene. And that helps fix the problem in Basel as well. The Lord saves the Reformation.
The tragedy of 1531 is used by God to turn it into the triumph of 1532. We see that begin with the tragedy of Wolfgang Capito and how he ends up in Bern for the Synod of Bern 1532 to deal with the problems that existed there. You don’t want to miss this marvelous work!
The critical year of 1531 continues to see tragedy in the Reformed church. Oecolampadius joins Zwingli in the church triumphant and Bern falls to pieces. See how God works in this time of trial.
It is time to cover the Second War of Kappel and the death of Ulrich Zwingli. We stop at this big moment and draw some conclusions . . . or maybe learn not to draw conclusions.