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what does the Holy Bible say about fasting?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:55 AM on Jun. 6, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Well Jesus did it so it says it's ok.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • not sure but i don't like the idea of fasting. I am not sure what it proves really. I mean I get the whole giving up things

    Answer by WonderWoman1979 at 11:25 AM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • Fasting is a way to be reflective and penitent. It's not supposed to "prove" anything. It is for an individual's own faith relationship with God. As a matter of fact, Jesus remarks specifically on not going around telling people that you're fasting, or looking miserable so that others can admire your fast. It is an internal affair, he advises to go about your business and try not to look sallow or starved.

    Answer by beckcorc at 11:30 AM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • Isaiah 58, blessings..

    Answer by Daphna28 at 11:36 AM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • Fasting was to show your sorrow and repentance of sin. A humbling in front of God. There are many occasions in the bible concerning fasting.

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 12:24 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • oh ok. I never understood what the point was. to each his or her own

    Answer by WonderWoman1979 at 1:03 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

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