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Is Lent Biblical

Where in the Bible is the practice Lent mentioned? I know it is Man's tradition but where can I find it in the Bible?

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Where is the response?
---alan_of_UK on 10/2/07


Everything that is man made and has no biblical basis can be classified as "works".***
Uh that would be a man-made concept....pharisee!
---alexia on 9/28/07


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*Everything that is man made and has no biblical basis can be classified as "works".***

Does this include invitation hymns, altar calls, revivals, and Sunday schools? They are nowhere in the Bible.

By your own criterion, they are all DEAD WORKS.
---Jack on 9/28/07


Helen_5378:

You can't find America, Telephone, or Internet in the Bible either. These are also man-made things. Should True Christians avoid these things also?
---StrongAxe on 9/27/07


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You cannot find Lent in the Bible because it is not there. It is man-made by the RCC. True Christians should have nothing whatsoever to do with it.**

* W * R * O * N * G * !!!

In the history of the development of Lent, the local church at Rome was the LAST to adopt the Lenten fast! A fast of some 40 days was pretty much universal everywhere else first.

Doesn't it bother you to say things that have no basis in historical fact?
---Jack on 9/27/07




*Everything that is man made and has no biblical basis can be classified as "works".*

Works for what? Salvation? Then no. Lent is not required for salvation. Second, the Bible teaches fasting and that is what Lent is (fasting). It has its roots Christiantly. It seems that very early in Church History, fasting was an important part.

Its it wrong Mima to practice Lent? No its not. Its a fasting season.
---Ramon on 9/27/07


Helen. That is wrong. First, Lent is a fasting season. Jesus calls us to fast and pray. Its bring us closer to God. Telling other people that it is wrong to practice Lent is absurd. Do you Have anything against fasting?
---Ramon on 9/27/07


Mima. #2 You ask how did man came up with this idea? If you read the Gospel stories, Jesus fasted for 40 days. Lent is a 40 day fasting. You don't see the connection? The Early Church seems to follow Jesus example and commands to fast. Now if you want to be like Helen, then please tell all those people who fast for 40 days to stop or else they might end up in hell.......
---Ramon on 9/27/07


Helen-You cannot find Lent in the Bible because it is not there. It is man-made by the RCC. True Christians should have nothing whatsoever to do with it.


Helen you can not find Bible, Trinity and many more but do you believe it is man-made also?
---Ruben on 9/27/07


these unchurched fundies want to be considered The church of the 1st century. They must therefore destroy the RCC. They are silly and misguided, poor readers of scripture, uneducated in theology or biblical studies, but they of course are right....too funny.
---alexia on 9/27/07




You cannot find Lent in the Bible because it is not there. It is man-made by the RCC. True Christians should have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
---Helen_5378 on 9/27/07


---Ramon no I have nothing against fasting. I myself once fasted 13 days, I have a friend who fasted 40 days. So fasting in of itself is good in several different ways. Now Lent is in several churches not just Catholic churches. And I know it is a man made but where did men come up with the idea? Everything that is man made and has no biblical basis can be classified as "works".
---Mima on 9/27/07


Why are there these continued attempts to blacken any beleif or practice that might occur in the RC church?
Lent is commonly practiced in non-catholic congregations.
A similar attempt was made to condemn this practice some time ago ... Why is it now repeated?
---alan_of_UK on 9/27/07


As far as I can see it isn't directly mentioned in the Bible but it doesn't do any harm to to fast and pray for 40 days. If this is imposed upon people as something they have to do in order to receive God's blessings and be obedient and humble then it is way out of line.
---john on 9/27/07


Where in the Bible will you find "sola scriptura" mentioned? I know it's man's tradition, but where can I find it in the Bible.

Here's the real question you're asking: Does the Church (howsoever one defines "Church") have the authority to proclaim a fast? If not, why not?
---Jack on 9/26/07


Matthew 6:16, 9:15, Mark 2:20, Luke 5:35. Fasting was very much part of Judao-Christian tradition as recorded in the scriptures. Jesus stated that Christians would fast. Lent is patterned after Christ's fast, but that only fulfills Christ's statement, not nullify it.

The more important question is, since fasting is not only Biblical but among Christ's instructions for all Christians, why do some Christians choose not only to not fast, but to ridicule those who do?
---lorra8574 on 9/26/07


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Ruben listen Matthew 4:1-2 as a proof. Very good one! Jesus fast for 40 days, which is what Lent is. Of course, the practice of Lent didn't happened until later on. Fasting and abstinence are very old spiritual disciplines.
---Ramon on 9/26/07


I don't think so, but it doesn't contradict Scriptures so they is no harm of celebrating it. It a fasting season. What the harm in that Mima?

We have record that Lent was practice in the the Early Church. Early church father Irenaus of Lyons (c.130-c.200) wrote of such a season in the earliest days of the church, but back then it lasted only two or three days, not the 40 observed today.
---Ramon on 9/26/07


#2 In 325, the Council of Nicea discussed a 40-day Lenten season of fasting. Mima do you have anything agaisnt Fasting? I believe some of these similar questions are just posted to start another attack on the Catholic Church.

Can you practice Lent as a Christian? Yes. It has its roots in Christianity. It was time to reflect and be in connection with God. Back then, the schedule was different. Over time, what days to fast, the time to fast, and what food to restrained from was changed.
---Ramon on 9/26/07


Where in the Bible is the practice Lent mentioned? I know it is Man's tradition but where can I find it in the Bible?


"Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred." - Matthew 4:1-2

"[It is] good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor [any thing] whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak."
---Ruben on 9/26/07


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Where in the Bible is the practice Lent mentioned? I know it is Man's tradition but where can I find it in the Bible?

Thus the Catechism of the Catholic Church states:


"'For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sinning' [Heb 4:15]. By the solemn forty days of Lent the Church unites herself each year to the mystery of Jesus in the desert." (CCC 540).
---ruben on 9/26/07


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