My Article on Lent on the Verbum Catholic Software Blog

by Steve Ray on February 27, 2013

Lent has a history and is biblically based. I wrote an article on Lent which was posted on the Verbum (Logos) Bible Study Software webpage. You can read it here.

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De Maria February 28, 2013 at 9:11 PM

I keep posting in reply to your article there:

Scripture says,
Mark 2:18-20
King James Version (KJV)
18 And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

And so we continue to fast during the Lenten season.

But it doesn’t seem to take.

Maria Menezes March 1, 2013 at 1:40 PM

The Catholic Saint Abbot John Cassian (also known as Cassianus, monk of Marseilles) in the fifth century admitted:

Howbeit you should know that as long as the primitive church retained its perfection unbroken, this observance of Lent did not exist (Cassian John. Conference 21, THE FIRST CONFERENCE OF ABBOT THEONAS. ON THE RELAXATION DURING THE FIFTY DAYS. Chapter 30).

Notice that he admits that “the primitive church” did not keep Lent!

STEVE RAY HERE: NOTICE THE PRIMITIVE CHURCH ALSO DID NOT PRACTICE SOLA SCRIPTURA, FAITH ALONE, OR ANY OF THE OTHER MAINLY PROTESTANT DOCTRINES. ALL OF THOSE CAME INTO PLAY IN THE 15TH OR 16TH CENTURY. OF COURSE DOCTRINES AND PRACTICES DEVELOPED IN THE PRIMITIVE CHURCH, INCLUDING THE DETAILS LENT. SO WHAT IS YOUR POINT?

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