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This has to be one of the most overlooked sins in the Christian community. Why is it that we do this? Why can't we stop when we are satisfied? How come do we have to see if we can cram more food into our systems than is necessary? I for one have had a problem trying to keep my wieght in check and it is because of overeating. I just wanted to bring this to peoples attention, because I feel it is something that needs to be addessed.

I don't like stereotyping people and I know that not all Christians are gluttons, but I just wanted to share.

God Bless
Bill
 
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Thanks Bill . Appetites are a stronghold of satan . Many people eat for comfort , addiction , stess , ect ... Thats why Jesus calles us to fast and pray . We fast so we can weaken our natural appetites , and replace them with Spiritual strength or food . One without the other has no Spiritual benifit with God . God gives us one reason to fast .


Isaiah
58:1
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Shout it aloud, do not hold back.Raise your voice like a trumpet.Declare to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sins.

2 For day after day they seek me out;they seem eager to know my ways,as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the commands of its God.They ask me for just decisions and seem eager for God to come near them.

3`Why have we fasted,' they say,`and you have not seen it?Why have we humbled ourselves,and you have not noticed?'
"Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please and exploit all your workers.

4 Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife,and in striking each other with wicked fists.You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high.

5 Is this the kind of fast I have chosen,only a day for a man to humble himself?Is it only for bowing one's head like a reed and for lying on sackcloth and ashes?Is that what you call a fast,a day acceptable to the LORD?

6 "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke,to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter--when you see the naked, to clothe him,and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,and your healing will quickly appear;then your righteousness will go before you,and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

9 Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
"If you do away with the yoke of oppression,with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,then your light will rise in the darkness,and your night will become like the noonday.

11 The LORD will guide you always;he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.You will be like a well-watered garden,like a spring whose waters never fail.

12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations;you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
NIV
 
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I have a problem with this I eat and get really full maybe too full. BUut even when I'm not hungry I eat just because its there.I hate this. I really need to stop buying junk food. I guess it really is my fault for buying the food.
 
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Eve

I sympathise, I can't even have biscuits, ice-cream, chocolates etc in the house. The temptation is to great!
 
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I can't leave Wal-Mart without buying a bag of beek jerky and a bag of Reeses peanut butter cups.
 
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