This Day in Christian History: July 18
July 18, 1504: Birth of Heinrich Bullinger
Heinrich intended to follow his father into the clergy, but it was during his college years that he came in contact with Luther's teaching. Heinrich came to the conclusion that Luther's teaching was faithful to the Bible, whereas the Catholic church order. He ceased receiving the Eucharist, which banned him from clerical posts.
Bullinger began aiding later succeeding Zwingli, carrying on his work until he died in 1575.