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385 total votes have been cast on this survey | 45 user comments  ( edit survey )

Do you fast? In your comment, tell why or why not.
Created: 4/16/2007 | Last Vote: 9 years ago | Comment: 9 years ago
Disclaimer: These surveys are created by PLUS or FULL Members of the site and, unless specified, are not created by the SermonAudio staff nor do they necessarily reflect the site's position on any topic.

 •   Yes, often.
  9% | 33 votes

 •   Yes, periodically.
  27% | 103 votes

 •   I have, but it's been a long time.
  35% | 134 votes

 •   No, I never have. I wouldn't know where to start.
  17% | 65 votes

 •   No, I never have. I don't believe that NT believers should fast.
  5% | 20 votes

 •   No answer. Skip this survey, I do not care to vote on this topic.
  8% | 30 votes

   

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Survey3/9/10 9:06 PM
Stephanie DeAyala-Larragoiti | Norfolk, Virginia  Contact via emailGo to homepageFind all comments by Stephanie DeAyala-Larragoiti
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I fast once a week to remind myself to turn to God for spiritual nourishment and satisfaction instead of turning to food. I used to be an over-eater and am now in the program 'The Lord's Table' at www.settingcaptivesfree.com

Survey1/24/10 12:21 PM
english | NC  Find all comments by english
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I and my church have fasted in previous times past when someone left the church faith and pursued ungodly goals.

I have fasted from meals, in which I used to help me pray. And I don't think that it is nessasary for a christian to do, (as in he will not be damned) but I find it important for myself.


Survey10/21/09 3:02 PM
Glenn Hall | North-eastern Mexico  Find all comments by Glenn Hall
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At night, and several times during the day. Isaiah 58:3-7, Matthew 6:16-18.

Survey2/24/09 1:35 PM
Veritas  Find all comments by Veritas
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Matthew Wall wrote:
Our society is no longer set up in such a way as to make it a viable option. It's not commanded, therefore it's not necessary.
Seriously? Matthew 6? That is just you rationalizing for your not wanting to do it.. Do you think that were not supposed to tithe too? come on...

Survey12/6/08 5:10 PM
Matthew Wall | Matthew Wall  Contact via emailFind all comments by Matthew Wall
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Our society is no longer set up in such a way as to make it a viable option. It's not commanded, therefore it's not necessary.

Survey11/29/08 5:34 PM
Remo | Aust  Find all comments by Remo
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As many have pointed out not for boasting reason but for truth sake. it does say When ye fast and Paul fasted and so do many born again Christians in obediance to the Spirit of Gods Word.
But for many year now I have heard of many different ways to fast. So what constitutes fasting. I have only ever come across the one type not having food or drink for a day?
I have heard it said from the pulpit not having coffee for a day is fasting?? but have havent found as yet this principle in the bible any help. cheers

Survey9/26/08 9:55 PM
Y.Landreneau | Lacombe, Louisiana  Go to homepageFind all comments by Y.Landreneau
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I didn't fast when I was a young christian,.. but as I grew,.. and afflictions came,.. fasting became an important part of my prayer life. Now I know why the Lord said "when you fast" not "if".

Survey9/26/08 3:10 PM
AK | NW England  Find all comments by AK
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I have fasted in the past and found it very helpful spiritually. However since having children I have not been able to fast due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. I look forward to fasting again.

Survey9/21/08 3:14 PM
van | California  Contact via emailGo to homepageFind all comments by van
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I used to fast every now and then, but finding it harder to do these days, as I get older, I don't know why. I hope to fast again in the future.

Survey5/12/08 9:15 PM
DJC49 | Florida  Contact via emailFind all comments by DJC49
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Mike wrote:
Even a literalist can recognize figures of speech.
Hi Mike!

I don't recognize: "gnashed on him with [their] teeth" as a figure of speech. It's probably just a matter of the phraseology being typical of Elizabethan English.

In today's English, we'd be more familiar with "gnashed their teeth at him."

Anyway ...
I just brought it up for a little light-hearted humor.
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Some of you men need to lighted up!
Ut-oh, it's catching!


Survey5/12/08 8:56 PM
Observation Post  Find all comments by Observation Post
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Mike wrote:
Even a literalist can recognize figures of speech.
Praise the Lord for those things we hold near and dear and in common.

God bless you Mike.


Survey5/12/08 7:54 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
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Observation Post wrote:
I can't speak for the strict literalist but when I want to comprehend the sense of a passage like you quoted I usually do a little Berean burrowing by means of a word or phrase search and read a number of similar instances in context. The following is a good example...
He teareth in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me. They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me. God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked. (Job 16:9-11)
It seems to me that such expressions represent the reactions of the ungodly children of Satan who in the bitterness of their ungodly familiar spirit react angrily when presented with the Truth and their vile heart has been convinced of sin. Their eternal fate is then sealed and the wrath of God abides on them until the day of judgment because they received not the love of the Truth that they might be saved.
IMHO they didn't literally bite or chew on Stephen but that is just my view and I could be mistaken so I will defer to a literalist.
Even a literalist can recognize figures of speech.

Survey5/12/08 6:29 PM
Observation Post  Find all comments by Observation Post
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I can't speak for the strict literalist but when I want to comprehend the sense of a passage like you quoted I usually do a little Berean burrowing by means of a word or phrase search and read a number of similar instances in context. The following is a good example...

He teareth in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me. They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me. God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked. (Job 16:9-11)

It seems to me that such expressions represent the reactions of the ungodly children of Satan who in the bitterness of their ungodly familiar spirit react angrily when presented with the Truth and their vile heart has been convinced of sin. Their eternal fate is then sealed and the wrath of God abides on them until the day of judgment because they received not the love of the Truth that they might be saved.

IMHO they didn't literally bite or chew on Stephen but that is just my view and I could be mistaken so I will defer to a literalist.


Survey5/12/08 5:37 PM
DJC49 | Florida  Contact via emailFind all comments by DJC49
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If you streeeeetch your imagination, the following question I have is sorta on topic; but I didn't know where else to post it. Here goes.

What does a strict literalist do with a verse of Scripture (from the KJV) which reads:

"When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with [their] teeth." [Act 7:54]

I just read that verse and it gave me a bit of a chuckle.
So ... did the Jews literally gnash on Stephen with their teeth? The immediate surrounding context gives no clear indication if they bit Stephen or not.

What say you?


Survey1/17/08 3:41 PM
LIsa | Wales  Find all comments by LIsa
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There are times when the man of flesh that i am gets the upper hand, or alternatively i become aware of the sin of gluttony. THe L-rd puts it into my heart to fast, then its easy and natural and hugely powerful-i see stuff in the spirit that i wouldnt otherwise see (sin usually that i am made aware of). But if you fast for the reason-well i should...Then its difficult and you get carbby and nothing happens. Like dont poke your head over the parapet without armour and without being commanded by your King!

Survey11/23/07 12:44 AM
Abigail | Oregon  Contact via emailFind all comments by Abigail
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sovereign grace said

" Fasting promotes a works mentality as people think either a) God must bless this work because I am fasting or b) I am going to earn a greater reward in heaven for fasting. Both views are garbage. If eating a meal makes u pay attention more in church eat a breakfast!"
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Scripture teaches fasting. Jesus fasted. Paul fasted.

Mat 6:16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

In the love of Jesus Christ with prayers
Abigail


Survey11/22/07 2:51 AM
Doug Fraser | Texas  Contact via emailGo to homepageFind all comments by Doug Fraser
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This is a good comment and balance upon the present truth of God in all of scripture. God's word is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Jesus went on a 40 day fast in the wilderness. He also gave His disciples instruction on fasting and praying for the casting out of demons. See Matthew 17.14-21. These are Jesus instructions and words. He condemned those who fasted for the wrong motives ONLY. Read Matthew 6.16-18. These are Jesus words on fasting Just as He condemned those who gave their tithes and offerings for the wrong motive or prayed from the wrong motive.
May I suggest you try reading some books on fasting and understand that there are forms of fasting which do not require a total abstinance from food. Praise God for your love of God and His people, let God show you how He wants to reveal Himself to you as you fast in a new way to draw closer to Him.

Survey11/21/07 3:42 PM
sovereign grace | orlando  Contact via emailFind all comments by sovereign grace
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Fasting promotes a works mentality as people think either a) God must bless this work because I am fasting or b) I am going to earn a greater reward in heaven for fasting. Both views are garbage. If eating a meal makes u pay attention more in church eat a breakfast!

Survey11/21/07 11:11 AM
Dessie | WV  Find all comments by Dessie
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oldandgrey wrote:
I do not think we should be answering this question for our fasting should be in secret
Mat 6:16 ¶ Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Mat 6:17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
Mat 6:18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Amen, and I did not answer this question. Most of the views posted on
this site are from folks who want to
boast and get their reward from man.

Thank God for a few men and women who
love the Lord and just want to praise
HIM with their comments....
Also, they want to make a STAND for
TRUTH....


Survey11/20/07 12:04 AM
Abigail | Oregon  Contact via emailFind all comments by Abigail
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Matthew I Wall said

" No, I do not fast. I have in the past until I realized what Jesus said about it. Matthew 9:14-17 John the B's disciples asked why Jesus' disciples do not fast and Jesus replied, "Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast." The bridegroom was taken from them for three days and during that time they fasted, but then he rose from the grave and lives even today. Why fast? He is alive. We need not mourn any further."
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Not many people fast any more. In Matt 6:16, Jesus said, "when you fast…". Paul fasted often (2 Cor 6:5; 2 Cor 11:27). Fasting humbles us, brings our flesh into subjection to the Spirit, and increases ability to pray with faith. In addition, it makes us more thankful for our blessings. Hungering and thirsting after righteousness (literally) brings blessings from our Father. We should mourn over the lost souls of humanity.

In the love of Jesus Christ with prayers
Abigail

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