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Fasting is to be done in secret.

"But when you fast so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you" (Matthew 6:17).

I was just wondering does anyone fast and for what reason ie an individual need to for some other reason ie to deepen their spiritual journey? The bible gives examples of people fasting from 3 days (Esther and Paul after he was blinded) to other lengths of time.
I don't fast, already got a complicated enough relationship with food without limiting it further. I think personally things like fasting from using your laptop or your phone would probably help relationship with God better.
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I don't fast, already got a complicated enough relationship with food without limiting it further. I think personally things like fasting from using your laptop or your phone would probably help relationship with God better.
Yes, fasting traditionally means putting aside food but more recently fasting can mean giving something else up as you have said, like something you depend on too much rather than spending time with God, meditating on God, seeking God for a time of refreshment and deeper relationship

Its like lent, you can give something up or take something new on, it works either way.
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I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible;

And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages; Light of Light, true God of true God; begotten, not made; being of one essence with the Father; by Whom all things were made;

Who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from the Heavens, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man;

And was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried;

And arose again on the third day according to the Scriptures;

And ascended into the Heavens, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father;

And shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead; Whose Kingdom shall have no end;

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life; Who proceedeth from the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spake by the Prophets;

In One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.

I confess one baptism for the remission of sins.

I look for the resurrection fo the dead,

And the life of the age to come. Amen.

When this creed was developed, they didn't leave much out did they?!

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5bKa92eLkQM

This is an incredible video by some of the most influential Christians today on the questions of Genesis.


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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5bKa92eLkQM

This is an incredible video by some of the most influential Christians today on the questions of Genesis.


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Interesting - thanks.

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So what's the denomination ratio of Christians here?

Many Catholics or Anglicans?


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Interesting - thanks.

No problem.


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:hi: Welcome! I'm Shan, resident badly-behaved Catholic :jebus: Do make yourself at home, and thanks for reminding me of that prayer
Hi Shan hope you are well.


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A jihadist was left for dead near the Eastern border of Syria where he was rescued by Christian missionaries from the region...

http://beforeitsnews.com/christian-n...l-2509708.html
Praise God and bless those Christians who are, as it says in Mathew, being the salt of the earth.


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Hi Shan hope you are well.


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I'm good thanks! How are you? To answer your other question, it's mainly Anglicans in here (there's a separate Cath Soc for all the Catholic banter) but it's very much ecumenical, so no hating on any denominations allowed, etc
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I'm good thanks! How are you? To answer your other question, it's mainly Anglicans in here (there's a separate Cath Soc for all the Catholic banter) but it's very much ecumenical, so no hating on any denominations allowed, etc
Im good thanks. Well i do love the Anglican and Catholic faiths! and it's important and great to hear that denominations get on so well.

I see you are Catholic? Did you see the Pope when he came over a few years ago?
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Last exam tomorrow guys. Gods,, I am so worried, because my performance in tomorrow's exam will either make or break my Cambridge offer.

Wish us luck boys - we'll need it.
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Last exam tomorrow guys. Gods,, I am so worried, because my performance in tomorrow's exam will either make or break my Cambridge offer.

Wish us luck boys - we'll need it.
Don't be worried, praying that God will see you through and give you peace - Phillipians 4:6-7.
Good luck!
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Last exam tomorrow guys. Gods,, I am so worried, because my performance in tomorrow's exam will either make or break my Cambridge offer.

Wish us luck boys - we'll need it.
Good luck.
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When this creed was developed, they didn't leave much out did they?!
They left our the actual receiving of the New Life as experienced and preached by all the original church as receiving salvation!

"they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues*, as the Spirit gave them utterance ... Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear ... the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." (Acts 2:34, 33, 39; 10:44-48)

"he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour"
(Titus 3:5-6)


* unlearned prayer language - 1 Corinthians 14:2, 4, 14-21, Isaiah 28:11-12
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Im good thanks. Well i do love the Anglican and Catholic faiths! and it's important and great to hear that denominations get on so well.

I see you are Catholic? Did you see the Pope when he came over a few years ago?
Yes, I was in Hyde Park when the Pope came! A friend got me a ticket It was a bit of a surreal experience :eek:
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They left our the actual receiving of the New Life as experienced and preached by all the original church as receiving salvation!

"they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues*, as the Spirit gave them utterance ... Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear ... the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." (Acts 2:34, 33, 39; 10:44-48)

"he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour"
(Titus 3:5-6)


* unlearned prayer language - 1 Corinthians 14:2, 4, 14-21, Isaiah 28:11-12
Appreciate the information brother.


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Yes, I was in Hyde Park when the Pope came! A friend got me a ticket It was a bit of a surreal experience :eek:
It must have been very joyful for you, but I must say I feel that the new pope has been a breath of fresh air. Although I was too young to really appreciate John Paul, it seems he was just amazing.


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It must have been very joyful for you, but I must say I feel that the new pope has been a breath of fresh air. Although I was too young to really appreciate John Paul, it seems he was just amazing.


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Haha, I was not a Benedict fan at all, much as I respect him and his opinions HUGE Papa Frankie fan though! :awesome: Also of John Paul II :five:
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Some great sermons for anyone wanting something to listen to today for encouragement


https://www.htb.org/media/expect-exp...live-ken-costa
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