Lent: What is its Origin?

When it comes to Christian practices, my inquisitive mind, generally, ask two questions:

  1. When was it started and by whom?
  2. Is it biblical?

History and study of the word proves that everything done in the name of the church or Christianity is not biblical. This brings me to Lent:

  • Is it biblical?
  • Is it based on the Bible?
  • What religious bodies practice or promote Lent?

What truth can you bring to this OP? "Opinions are personal and individual conclusions, identical in kind to inferences but without any support or grounding in fact".

Can you share any true facts on the subject of Lent? CM

SOURCE:

  • -- Paul Johnson, A History of Christianity1976 (London: Penguin Books Ltd., 1990), p. 99
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