You will prepare and submit a term paper on The Major Health Benefits Concerning Fasting. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length. The most fundamental and important concept in fasting is the fact that the individual should not eat or drink anything for the period he is fasting. This is considered to be imperative with the whole idea of fasting, and if the individual eats or drinks anything during the time he is fasting then the fast would have been considered to be broken.
The Bible contains multiple reasons for the method of fasting for humans. This is done to make sure that people fast and through that effect they try to reach God. Fasting in Christianity is one of the most important practices and one of the way to remind oneself of God and his sacrifice for us, through the experience of hunger we can always remember what he is done for us. Also, people fast when they are going through hard times, and those hard times fasting is a great means of getting closer to God. like this scripture said “And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven” (Nehemiah 1:4)
In the bible, we can find a lot of parts talk about fasting like this scripture. Let us now have a look at the various ways through which Christians fast. The biblical book of Isaiah says that a person should fast in the right faith of goodness for mankind and other human beings. It talks about what is acceptable fast and how a man should go about it.
It says that the man should afflict his soul by doing the absolute fast, which means abstinence from any desires of the flesh, food, or water for a considerable period of time. While at the same time the Book of Daniel talks about partial fast and observes its effect on the health of the fast doer.
Some observers believe that fasting would not solve their problems and not bring them closer to God. However, these people are not in a huge number and they live their own philosophy which is not exhibited by the rest of the Christians.