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Thursday, January 2, 2014
DID JESUS SERVE ALCOHOL ?
BY MARC ROY
((( DID JESUS SERVE ALCOHOL ? )))
The miracle of Jesus turning the water into wine is found in John
2:1-11. Some people try to justify the drinking of alcohol by saying
that Jesus made alcoholic wine. But was the wine Jesus created
alcoholic? When they ran out of wine at the wedding feast at Cana,
Jesus had them fill six water pots to the brim, each of which held about
20 gallons. This would make a total of about 120 gallons. When it was
taken to the master of the wedding feast to taste, he was surprised and
said, "Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the
guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine
until now" (John 2:10). The good wine in those days was grape juice
that had not yet fermented.
The Greek word "OINOS" which is
translated wine in the Bible can be either fermented or unfermented
wine. We see in Isaiah 65:8, "Thus says the Lord, ‘As the new wine is
found in the cluster, and one says do not destroy it’". What is the
alcoholic content in the new wine in a cluster of grapes? Zero. There
is no alcohol in a cluster of grapes. Also God says in Isaiah 16:10,
"No treaders will tread out wine in the presses; I have made their
shouting cease." Again we know the alcoholic content of the new wine
that is being treaded out in the grape presses is zero. This wine is
only fresh grape juice.
Jesus says in Matthew 9:17, "Nor do
they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the
wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine
into new wineskins, and both are preserved." New wine, which is
unfermented wine as we have seen in Isaiah 16:10, 65:8, is not placed
into old wine skins because the old wine skins probably have been
contaminated with fermentation bacteria which will ferment the new wine.
If new wine is placed into old wineskins, then the new wine will
become fermented and the fermentation gasses will break the wineskins
and the wine will pour out. But Jesus says that you put new wine (fresh
grape juice) into new wineskins (which have not been contaminated with
fermentation bacteria) "and both are preserved".
Jesus did not
create an alcoholic wine. God’s word forbade giving alcoholic wine to
someone else. Habakkuk 2:15 says, "Woe to him who gives drink to his
neighbor, pressing him to the bottle, even to make him drunk, that you
may look on his nakedness." Jesus would have disobeyed God's word as
found in Habakkuk and sinned if he had made an alcoholic wine, which was
drunk by others. But Hebrews 4:15 says that Jesus "was in all points
tempted as we are, yet without sin." Jesus never sinned or He could not
have died for us. If He sinned He would have had to die for His own
We have seen in the above scriptures that the wine Jesus
made was not fermented. It was fresh grape juice, which is also
referred to as wine (OINOS). To say that Jesus made 120 gallons of
fermented wine is blasphemy. God’s word says "Wine is a mocker, strong
drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise"