On Fasting – or not fasting

Mark 2:19-20 As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

Note CANNOT. That is an absolute word. The only get out clause allowing you to fast is if the bridegroom is not with you. But Mat 28:20 does not allow that option.

So why do teachers seem determined to find excuses to keep teaching us to fast? It is beyond me. There is not a single verse in the NT teaching anything about wither how or why to fast.

Matt 9:15 Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them?

Here Jesus gives an absolute link between fasting and mourning.

It could be you’re fasting as a consequence of mourning and therefore don’t need to fast, because you will not mourn.

Or it could be that you cannot fast without mourning accompanying it.

If you want to reject Jesus teaching here – where else in the NT do you base your teachings?

“We fast to kill our carnal body” they teach – but never with any scripture to back it up!

Get your theology from the bible people. Please.

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