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Should Christians Fast?


What does the New Testament say about fasting?

 

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Daniel Nathan Taylor (Dannytaylor02) says

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    Cynthia (techygran) 22 months ago

    True... but earlier on Jesus did a 40-day Fast at the end of which he was tempted by Satan, so I believe that "ceremonial fasting" is what he was castigating the Jewish critics about.


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    Norine Williams 22 months ago

    Cyn: Fasting is a "means of drawing closer to God," yet can be done in groups (on one accord) as well as shown in Esther!


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    Kiss andTales 22 months ago

    Strange you relate your personal vow to your church, like a doctrin. When the vow is between you and God. No one should know but you and him.


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    Norine Williams 22 months ago

    Eli: It is unscriptual to say that "The first fasting is not required..." Why do you say this? Jer 23:1! Paul fasted! I Cor 7 tells us to fast! But as I said in my resp "We are FREE" (at liberty to do as HS says) & "the Holy Spirit will lead u


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    Kiss andTales 22 months ago

    True to drawing closer , but that is the point

    You alone can make that vow, and that should not be a public display to make a display. You do for the love of Jesus, or Jehovah.


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    Kiss andTales 22 months ago

    Reference Bible

    Mt 6:16“When YOU are fasting, stop becoming sad-faced like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Truly I say to YOU, They are having their reward in full

    A secret vow not public.


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