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Many lexicons and dictionaries will say that the word wine in english and oinos in greek. means alcohol. However..Did you know..? in 1869 Thomas Welch a Methodist lay preacher invented a juice pasteurization process to keep juice from fermenting. He sold it as "Dr. Welchs unfermented Wine", also ancient writers Pliny, Plutarch, Horace (Ancient Greek and Roman writers) used the word wine and said that the best wine was "harmless and innocent" and "unadulterated". I think Aristotle even used the word wine to refer to grape juice, also in the Bible in Isaiah 16:10 and a few others places the word
"The Son of man is come eating and drinking," had absolutely no reference to alcoholic drinks whatsoever. Rather, it was a statement which contrasted the open life style of the Lord Jesus to the secluded life of John the Baptist. Jesus was simply making a statement that, while John the Baptist practiced seclusion when it came to the choice of dining with others, Jesus was not quick to dismiss an invitation to eat at other people's tables. One might argue that Jesus sat at the table with sinners. While Scripture reveals this to be true, it still does not say He drank alcohol. One has t
Did Jesus Make An Alcoholic Wine? A statement was made in another thread, that, “Jesus made alcohol.” But is that statement true? Could Jesus have made and distributed alcohol? If He did, then He has no right to judge drunkards on Judgment Day. Every drunkard became a drunkard because he had one drink which led to another, which led to another, which subsequently led to several more Why? Because from the first drink, the alcohol began controlling him and he was too weak to resist it. The very first organ of the body that is affected by alcohol is the brain. This is because the alc
Proverbs 31:6-7 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. Many today who profess to be Christians will often run to this verse as proof that alcoholic beverages are permissible to those who are downcast or depressed. They will say, “See, the Bible says to give alcohol to one who is of a heavy heart.” But, the truth is, that is not speaking of the saved. Rather, it is speaking of the condemned. Notice the first part of the passage, Give strong drink unto him th