Bible Discussion Thread

  • JOHN CARROLL on Matthew 16:23
    how does it work with fasting and medication that you have to take ever morning, I want to fast but don't know thanks jc
  • FASTING - in Reply on Matthew 16:23
    Fasting doesn't necessarily mean from food.

    Diabetics should take their meds and eat small meals.

    You can declare a fast before the Lord; and turn off all media for a week. Emergency calls only. Spend the week reading the Bible, praying, and listening to spiritual music. It's harder than it reads.

    Fast from the world and the system of the world; And feast on the Scriptures.

  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 16:23
    John Carrols question was answered by a Michael. He errs on this subject. Although abstaining from 'things' and indulging heartily in the scriptures is of great value to the individual, it is not a fast. When Jesus speaks of fasting, it refers solely to food of any kind. No where in scripture is there a different meaning. If you are going to read the Bible, refrain from trying to decode its words. That's a big problem today, thinking we can change scripture the way we want it to mean. I have fasted many times, and the spiritual benefits from doing so, is difficult to convey to others. If you want to fast, read what Jesus says to do, and just do it.

    And, remember this, prayer is a big part of your fast. Again, words of Christ. May he bless and guide you as you hunger for more of his blessings.


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