JESUS AND WINE by steve finnell
What are the facts about Jesus and wine?
1. Did Jesus drink wine? Yes. Matthew 11:19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say , 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard...(NASB) Historians tell us that the alcohol content of Jewish wine in the first century was mostly 2.5% or less. Jesus was not a drunkard. He was sinless.
2. Did Jesus turn water into wine for the marriage feast at Cana? Yes. (John 2:1-11) Did Jesus turn the water into red wine? No, He did not. Red wine has an alcohol content of between 10 and 15%.
3. God forbids men from drinking red wine. Proverbs 23:31-34 Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup; When it goes down smoothly;...(NASB). Jesus did not turn water into wine that God has forbidden men to drink.
Most wines today have an alcohol content between 8 and 22 %. Most beer today has an alcohol content between 3 and 10%.
Does any honest Christian believe that Jesus and the apostles would be engaged in social drinking in today's world? The Jews of the first century mostly drank alcohol wine of 2.5% or less.
Tailgating for Jesus and the apostles, I doubt that would happen.