Is it wrong for a Christian to fast? I was told that Christ has already done the fasting for us. Should Christians still practice spiritual fasting?
I have heard this concept expressed beforethat there is no longer a need for Christians to fast because Jesus Christ has fulfilled all of the requirements of the law. This assertion is partially true. Early Christians were not required to fast. Yet, there is nothing in the Bible that forbids it. In fact, many New Testament believers observed prayer and fasting regularly.
In Luke 5:35, Jesus himself affirmed that after his death fasting would be appropriate for his followers. Spiritual fasting clearly has a place and a purpose for God's people today. We'll look at spiritual fasting--what it is and what it's not--as we consider the biblical purpose of fasting.
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