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(Christians) How often do you fast?

I'm just kinda curious.

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Most people do it every night ... whether they're Christian or not.

That's why the first meal in the morning is called breakfast ... from "break fast"

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I don't. I don't feel compelled to. How often do YOU fast?

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It kinda depends, but why don't you fast?
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Why should I? I was given a healthy body; starvation even for brief periods is not healthy. Though I have, in the past, tried fasting. If making yourself extremely hungry is supposed to clarify your thoughts, I didn't find it to be true.
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Fasting can actually be very healthy for you. It helps eliminate toxins from the body, reduces blood sugar, reduces high blood pressure and fat storage, boost immune system, allows digestive system to rest, and can improve mental strength.
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Yep fasting can be healthy and the bible commands it.
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Not a follower of the Bible. I DO read it, but I don't follow it.
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I actually hard to do that about 2 times per year although not for religious reasons. Since being diagnosed with diabetes, I really can't do that anymore as it makes my blood sugar go nuts!!!

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Fasting does not just pertain to food. It can be many things. It's a cleansing for the soul as well as body.

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I never fast ..... GOD’S Law given through Moses required fasting only on one occasion—on the annual Day of Atonement. The Law commanded that on that day the Israelites were to ‘afflict their souls,’ which is understood to mean that they fasted. (Leviticus 16:29-31; 23:27; Psalm 35:13) However, this fast was not a mere formalism. The observance of the Day of Atonement moved the people of Israel to greater consciousness of their sinfulness and the need for redemption.

However, with the death of Jesus Christ - we have been atoned of our sins and able to pray for repentance of our sins. The Mosaic Law ended when “the Christ was offered once for all time to bear the sins of many.” (Hebrews 9:24-28) And with the end of the Law, the command to fast on Atonement Day ended. Thus, the only obligatory fast mentioned in the Bible was removed.

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Once a month

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Not only is it good for your body it gives you the opportunity to pay in fast offerings.The money it costs for the meals you skip is sent in to feed and help the poor and needy.
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That's good. :). I try to fast once every month but it's hard.
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It is
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Ive never fasted. My denomination (i grew up southern baptist and am now non - denom) believe fasting is one way of many ways to get closer to God but not necessary or required.

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Technically speaking, almost everyone fasts every night. This is why the first meal of the day is called "breakfast (break [the] fast)."

Other than that, I have never fasted - I've never felt compelled to do it. I believe that fasting is a way to get closer to God, but is otherwise unnecessary for salvation.

For the Kingdom! - TheSoldierforGod

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A true fast that is pleasing to Yhwh is: To break unjust fetters, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, to break all yokes. Sharing your food with the hungry, sheltering the homeless poor, if you see someone lacking clothes, clothe them, & not to turn away from your own kin.

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I don't so zero

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I have in the past and believe much power comes from fasting at least I've experienced that when I have fasted
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In my church we fast on the first Sunday of each month. The money from those meals is used to help the poor. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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Thanks Rainingstar! How are you ?
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Life is good. How are you holding up
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Very well thanks!
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I usually do it the first Sunday if every month:) but if I feel like I'm really needing help then I will fast:)

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Good girl
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Thanks:)
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