Christ having sacrificed himself once, is to eternity a certain and valid sacrifice for the sins of all faithful
Ulrich Zwingli was born on the 1st of January, 1484 at Wildhans, Toggenburg, Switzerland. Little did he know he would grow up to be the most important reformer in the Swiss Reformation.
3. That Christ alone is man's righteousness
1. The Church is born of the word of God and has Christ alone as it's head
2. The Chruch's law is binding only insofar as they agree with the scripture
4. The Holy Scripture doesn't teach Christ presence in the Last Supper
Not long into his priesthood, Zwingli had an increasing interest in the bible which priest in that age, who were unfamiliar with. Zwingli studied Greek to read the bible at long length.
We must sentence anyone to death if they start a new branch of the church
Zwingli began preaching his new convictions. Apart from abuses from Christians who didn't like what he was saying, he expounded the regular Gospel passages. Despite the opposition, Zwingli was appointed people's priest at Zürich.
In 1528, Zwingli and a fellow reformer Heinrich Bullinger took part in a disputation at Bern. He had 7 main theses.
5. The mass is a gross affront to the sacrifice and death of Christ
6. There is no biblical foundation for the dead, purgatory or images and pictures
7. Marriage should be lawful to all
The Catholic cantons of Switzerland forged alliances with each other and Austria. The Catholic cantons promised a death penalty to anyone who started a new section of the church that wasn't authorised by the church its self.
Switerland was on the brink of religious division. A pastor from Zürich was captured by the Catholic and burned alive. This made Zwingli want war not just to avenge the pastor's death but to force the Catholics to allow free preaching of the gospel. This created the first and second Kappel war. In the second war, Zwingli was killed in action. The day he died was the 11th of October, 1531.