Good Friday

From BibleStrength

Good Friday is a Catholic holiday in which Catholics are to fast and abstain from eating meat. What makes this especially noteworthy, however, is that when combined with priestly celibacy, it results in a perfect description, Biblically, of those who would fall away from God.

Forbidding to Marry or Eat Foods Are Doctrines of Devils

According to 1 Timothy 4:1-5, forbidding to marry and commanding to abstain from foods would be the two signs of those who'd departed from the faith, giving into seducing spirits and devil doctrines, hypocrites.

It is difficult to find a better example than Catholicism of departing from the Christian faith by forbidding to marry and commanding to abstain from foods.

Fasting

Is fasting really going to bring one closer to God? God told the Jewish leaders thousands of years ago that God does not desire such a fast, a "day for a man to afflict his soul," rather the fast God desires is to loose the bands of wickedness, undo heavy burdens, free the oppressed, break all yokes, feed the hungry, shelter the poor, and clothe the naked. God furthermore said those fasting and mourning did not do so for God but for themselves; that what God personally desired was executing true justice, mercy, and compassion rather than oppressing the widows, orphans, immigrants, and poor.

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