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Did Jesus Drink Alcohol?

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:50 pm
by Biblegate
Did Jesus drink alcohol? That's what a caller asked Steve Gregg, host of The Narrow Path radio broadcast. Some say that drinking alcoholic beverages is a sin. What do you say? ... 970094791/


Re: Did Jesus Drink Alcohol?

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:24 pm
by Paidion
There are many Christians who abstain from all alcohol, believing that's what they should do as a Christian. That's why many evangelicals don't use wine even for communion.

I myself am not an abstainer, although my mother and my four siblings were. But I never drink to excess. Even now in my old age I drink 3 oz of Bermuda rum mixed with a can of Coke zero, twice a week. That is the extent of my drinking.

I have been often asked by medical staff whether I drink. When I tell them 3oz. of rum with sugar-free coke twice a week, there is usually dead silence on their part. However, one nurse responded, "That shouldn't hurt you." And one other nurse said, "If I were retired, I'd be drinking every day!"

Re: Did Jesus Drink Alcohol?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:51 pm
by BrotherAlan
Excellent response from Steve, there. The key with alcohol, as with many things, is moderation, exercising the virtue of temperance. If used with moderation, such drinks as wine are good for the body and the soul. The fact that Jesus Himself drank wine and chose, for his very FIRST miracle, the changing of water into wine (and doing so at a wedding feast) shows us that wine is, in itself, a good thing (it also shows us the beauty and value of marriage).

In Christ,