Who Should Teach You About Fasting?

Who Should Teach You About Fasting? – How These Teachers Make it a Futile Activity

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What Do You Want to Know About Fasting?

Who should teach you about fasting? Today, that’s a question many Christians should be asking themselves. Jesus’ words regarding your teachers are still relevant.

There are still “Pharisees” and “Sadducees” in the world and they shouldn’t be the ones informing you about the things concerning the kingdom of heaven and fasting.

“Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.”

Matthew 16:6

“How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?”

Matthew 16:11

“Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.”

Matthew 16:12

Table of Content

  1. Be Mindful of their Doctrines
  2. Would you Visit a Shoemaker to Get a Hair Cut?
  3. How do You Determine Who Should Teach You The Word of God?
  4. Who should teach you the Word of God?

We Could Only Teach What We Believe

Therefore, what your teacher believes is not different from what he or she teaches. We can only teach what we believe.

The dogmas of a Bible teacher should never be different from those of the Word of God. Never interpret it. Always allow the Bible to explicate itself.

Sometimes, the people of the world operate more rationally than those of God’s kingdom. Scripture agrees with this.

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Not Everyone Is Qualified to Teach You About Fasting!

“And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.”

Luke 16:8

Would you visit a shoemaker to have your hair cut? Or would you consent to a farmer to build your house? Or contract a podiatrist to remove your cataract? No, right?

So, should a non-believer and one who has never been on a fast teach you about fasting? What could he teach that you couldn’t discover by reading? Nothing!

Why is this important?

Whatever you believe—wrong or right—it’s extremely difficult to relinquish and accept something new unless the Lord aids you in doing so.

This One Thing Could Prevent Your Salvation

Consequently, when the truth comes, you will not recognize it. You may not accept or believe it. Ultimately, this one feature could prevent you from being saved by Christ and forfeiting eternal life.

The people of the world connect with the appropriate people to satisfy their worldly needs, but some Christians are deceived.

They couldn’t care less who feeds them with spiritual food. So, who should teach you the Word of God?

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How Do You Determine Who Should Teach You About Fasting

As this relates to fasting, these unsaved teachers make the Word of God of no effect, (Matthew 15:6). They modify the biblical fast and introduce new features to appease the contemporary unsaved person who fasts.

Then they teach this as the Word of God, and the true Word of God gets ignored. They lead the simple and ignorant astray.

Subsequently, unsuspecting Christians fast and pray according to their teachings but experience no change. As a result, they declare that fasting doesn’t work.

Nothing is wrong with the biblical fast. Whose report do you believe? That’s where the problem resides.

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It’s Not Everyone’s Responsibility

Ultimately, their teachings result in disobedience to God. Which Believer disobeys God and prospers? An unsaved person could prosper in sin but not a Believer. You are either in or out.

The Bible informs us how to fast. It reminds us never to add or subtract anything to or from the Word of God, respectively. This includes all information on fasting.

As a precaution, ensure that whoever teaches you the Word of God is a Believer in Jesus Christ. And that all his or her teachings conform to the Word of God, not confront it and this includes fasting.

Do you desire to experience real and positive changes in your life and that of others? Then, as a Christian, you should be very vigilant. Who should teach you the Word of God, is not everyone’s responsibility, and neither should it be taken lightly.

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Leroy A. Daley

Leroy A. Daley is an author, blogger, YouTuber, and Bible teacher. Globally, he's helped hundreds of Christians understand the Bible better. He has been studying and teaching the Bible for more than forty years. He is passionate about the Lord and spends quality time with the Word of God every day. His Books are available for purchase wherever books are sold.

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