CHRISTIAN HISTORY TODAY – April 22 – Calvin and Farel fired

Reformation-Wall-History-of-the-BibleCHRISTIAN HISTORY TODAY – As Protestants tried to learn how to integrate church life and civil life in the wake of no authority like the Roman Pope, many communities in places like Switzerland had their ups and downs trying to figure it all out. John Calvin came to Geneva at the request of William Farel (the two shown on the left of the Reformation Monument) and the two were fired by the town council and forced to leave the city on April 22, 1538. Their crime? Refusing to administer Communion to several townspeople who Calvin and Farel believed had not sought forgiveness for their sins.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *