Anabaptism Begins

Conrad Grebel

The making of the Lutheran Church had sparked the reformation and all the newer churches were known as ‘The Reformed’ churches.  One of them was the Anabaptist church, which began in Zurich, Switzerland.  The leader of this church was Ulrich Zwingli.

Three leaders in this Zurich group were Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz and Georg Blaurock.  They wrote letters to leaders and nobles for support in the church.  In January 21, 1525, these three men met in prayer and after the prayer, Blaurock asked Grebel to baptize him. In return all the other men in the room were baptized.  They were known as the ‘Anabaptist’, which means rebaptized because they were rebaptised as adults.