Saturday, September 17, 2016

DID JESUS DRINK RED WINE? by steve finnell

Did Jesus drink red wine? No, He did not. That would have made Jesus a sinner and He was without sin.

Proverbs 23:31-33 Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly; 32 At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper. 33 Your eyes will see strange things And your mind will utter perverse things. (NASB)

(NOTE: Red wine has an alcohol content of 12.5% to 14.5 %)

The wine that the Jewish people of the New Testament and Old
 Testament drank with their meals was 2.5% alcohol or lower. It would take a dedicated wine drinker to get drunk, though it is certainly possible.

Jesus was accused of being a drunk. (Matthew 11:19) Today Jesus is accused of being a social drinker in the mold of those who drink mixed drinks, wine, and beer. Neither of these accusation are true. Most, if not all contemporary social drinkers are drinking alcohol content far greater than what Jesus drank.     

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