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Did any of the early church fathers believe they had to follow dietary laws ? No. They believed that there is only one God (Mark 12:29-32), and that He wasn't the same as our appetites (Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13), and that serving the latter would constitute spiritual idolatry (Philippians 3:19); as such, fasting always constituted a spiritual discipline (...


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Did any of the early church fathers believe they had to follow dietary laws? The short answer is that some did and others did not! What was common amongst the Church Fathers is that they all encouraged the faithful to pray and ask God’s blessings over the food that they were about to consume (Grace before Meals). They generally had specific dietary rules for ...


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Some early Christians believed that they should follow the law in its entirety. The Gospel of Matthew comes from a community holding this view: Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dod, will pass from ...


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