115) Fasting before men
Fasting before men - turning fasting into sin.
The massive list of days for fasting in Orthodoxy is staggeringly long. Fasting by rote in this unbiblical fashion clearly breaks the following scripture:
Jesus clearly said in Matthew 6 you must keep your fasting secret. Instead the Eastern Orthodox religion fast on selected days, inspecific ways, pnce again breaking the teachings of Jesus to "keep the traditions and commandments of men".
"Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly." Matthew 6: 16-18,
115) Fasting before men : So much fasting they are borderline vegan for about half the year! This really does fit in with the commandment not to say "Touch not! Taste not!" . Fast Wednesday and Friday just about all year, so they can disobey Christs commandment to fast in secret. ( churchianity ) ( hypocrisy )