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Why Do Christians Refuse To Fast For 40 Days and Nights?

  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Why Do Christians Refuse To Fast For 40 Days and Nights?

  2. dabeaner profile image58
    dabeanerposted 8 years ago

    Because that would be stupid?  And even most Christians aren't quite that stupid.

    1. andrew savage profile image60
      andrew savageposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What is stupid about fasting?

  3. RachelLynn profile image58
    RachelLynnposted 8 years ago

    Christians don't fast because the body can only go a month, if that, without food.  Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert, but as He was both God and man, He was then able to without starving to death.  Some Christians fast for a shorter amount of time to really focus on God, but that isn't necessary as long as they truly believe in their hearts that Jesus died for full payment of their sins.

  4. Lady_E profile image81
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    It's not a commandment. smile

    Happy New Year, Ngureco.

  5. oldhead1942 profile image56
    oldhead1942posted 8 years ago

    You don't have to!!!
    (besides it would probably drive more than a few of those who call themselfs Christians more than jus a little bit "batty.")
    Jesus paid for EVERYTHING!!!!!!
    Sin, illness, pain, suffering, you name it - He paid it ALL!
    No matter who or what we are, God loves us!
    If you fast, it may be to get in touch with your inner spirit and closer in touch with the Spirit of God.
    It's not necessary to fast at all------
    So,if I were to fast, it would be for my benefit - perhaps to get closer to the Spirit, to strengthen me more, to resist temptation, to become less sinful--for I am a weak and foolish sinner.

    1. andrew savage profile image60
      andrew savageposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I disagree with the assertion that there is nothing that you can do to make YHVH love you less. He loved Caine less than Abel and loved him even more less after Caine killed Abel. He loved the descendents of Caine less than the descendents of Seth...

  6. Actioncameron profile image57
    Actioncameronposted 8 years ago

    oldhead1942 is absolutely correct...if you but believe all these things will be added unto you...He asked that you believe and that is the extent of the great hunt for life in Christ...
    You can add no more to what has already been done...
    The finished work of Christ is just that; finished.
    Fasting is only going to rob you of your vital minerals and the essence that will keep life in your body.
    It certainly doesn't hurt to do short fasts and pray when you are needing to meditate on issues you want to talk with Him about them or bring someone before Him you want to pray for but the 40 day fasting thing is for those who still think they have to in some way continue to work for their salvation.
    Such nonsense. It's a shame how tough it is for so many to be as a child and have Faith.

  7. andrew savage profile image60
    andrew savageposted 4 years ago

    It is my opinion that not all Christians are alike- I happen to know of quiet a few apparent Christians who do believe in fasting and who have gone several days at a time without eating. It is believed to release excess light/energy trapped within the corporeal and to elevate one spiritually, mindfully and bodily toward oneness with the source of creation and the Christ consciousness. It is also an ultimate empathic act reserved for times when keeping someone, or a group, that is suffering in your prayers.
    Moreover, if I had a partner or friends interested in fasting, I would do it more often than not because the metaphysical and physiological effects felt positive and beneficial when I tried it.