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Reyer Egberts, an Anabaptist martyr, died at the stake with five brethren at Amsterdam on 6 August 1552, having been brutally tortured on June 28. During his trial and torture he admitted that he had left the Roman Catholic Church; he had not gone to the confessional for 15 or 16 years and had not taken the holy sacrament for 5 or 6 years. Reyer Egberts had not yet been baptized on the confession of his faith, because Gielis (Gillis van Aken) had refused to baptize him, saying that he had not adequately examined and studied the Scriptures. Reyer was a citizen of Amsterdam and a weaver by trade.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Reyer, Egberts (d. 1552). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Reyer,_Egberts_(d._1552)&oldid=109937.




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