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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 650851 comments on the CBC News story from Jul 10, 2007, titled Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican. In it, CBC News reports that:

The VaticanA issued a document Tuesday restatingA its belief that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true church of Jesus Christ.

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Aviela

Van Nuys, CA

#413117 Jan 3, 2013
Michael wrote:
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Aviela says.
If drinking was a sin why would Jesus turn water into wine and drink wine?
Michael says.....to make people like him?? Who knows. Its obvious the so called miracle didn't influence anyone. A short time later they all wanted him dead. So much for the miracles.
Maybe the 12 apostles all got drunk on one of their fishing boats every week. We don't know.
You have no idea what these characters were really like 2,000 years ago, no more than you know anything personally about the posters on this forum today.
BUSTED!
He came to die for us. The prophecy had to be fullfilled. The Bible never claims that ALL would listen in fact most don't listen, believed or believe today. His brother James did not believe he was the Messaiah till after his death.
Aviela

Van Nuys, CA

#413118 Jan 3, 2013
LTM wrote:
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Not fermented wine I am not going to argue this with you .
I have been through it to many times.
Learn to read the Scriptures
I'm not argueing...I'm not a fighter I'm a lover..just wanted to share with you that drinking is not a sin.
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#413119 Jan 3, 2013
Michael wrote:
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What a great idea I have. Create a couple wines, contact a few distributors and sell millions of bottles.
Call one of them "Jesus approved wine"........and "actual wedding of Cana wine"....
Catholics would be buying cases of it, and its all approved by Jesus.........and Anthony.
WIN WIN!
I drank some really good beer brewed by Catholic monks when I lived in Europe. Would that qualify?

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 53:1.--6 "MATT 10:27"

#413120 Jan 3, 2013
Clay wrote:
<quoted text>
Congrats. You uncovered the secret hidden code of Isaiah 61:3. You succeeded in proving all previous Christian teachings wrong. You, Confrint, are the chosen one!
You speak mysteries. Is. 61:3 IS Christian teaching.
I guess you can't see it.
Aviela

Van Nuys, CA

#413121 Jan 3, 2013
TheBlackSheep wrote:
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Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Read it slower or maybe have someone read it and explain it to you.
"Till heaven and earth pass", have they? No.
A law cannot be fulfilled.
Prophecy can.
"one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." If all is fulfilled, then there is no second coming. All is fulfilled.
Hello him dying for us has been fullfilled now the next prophecy to take place is when the Governments turn on religion...that is when the Great Tribulation starts..then the finale is when Jesus and his Angels battle Satan and his demons at armaggedon. We are the last days. But before all this take place there will be a loud cry for peace world wide. All this info is the scriptures. The Bible is a interesting book indeed.. don't you agree.
Aviela

Van Nuys, CA

#413122 Jan 3, 2013
Michael wrote:
<quoted text>
Aviela says.
If drinking was a sin why would Jesus turn water into wine and drink wine?
Michael says.....to make people like him?? Who knows. Its obvious the so called miracle didn't influence anyone. A short time later they all wanted him dead. So much for the miracles.
Maybe the 12 apostles all got drunk on one of their fishing boats every week. We don't know.
You have no idea what these characters were really like 2,000 years ago, no more than you know anything personally about the posters on this forum today.
BUSTED!
Hi Micheal, if you read the good book you will learn all about the different personalities.
LTM

Longlac, Canada

#413123 Jan 3, 2013
Aviela wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not argueing...I'm not a fighter I'm a lover..just wanted to share with you that drinking is not a sin.
I am glad you don't want to fight neither do I.

I just want to share bibical truth with you.

Jesus did not disobey Leviticus 10:9-10 by “creating” alcoholic wine to be consumed against His Father’s will. He created unfermented “wine” or high quality grape juice.

Not to mention that fermentation is an aging process that happens over a long period of time. It’s a process of decay. Decay is death. Jesus created that high quality grape juice instantly, not over time, without decay and without death! All of Jesus’ miracles are rooted in Life and Love. God’s Life. God’s Love.

People who use the “water into wine” excuse are simply being deceived by one verse of Scripture taken completely out of Biblical context. They need to be delivered. This is why Jesus said we must have two or three confirming passages of Scripture, in context, to verify all doctrine or behavior. Otherwise, we shouldn’t accept it at all.(Matthew 18:16)

Often, after sharing this revelation with shocked,“wine bibbing” Believers, they almost always respond,“Well, Paul told Timothy to take a little wine for his stomach. I’m just doing it for my stomach.”(1Timothy 5:23)

I then explain that Paul knew the difference between fermented and unfermented “wine” and obeyed the Bible, too. It was common in his day to put grape juice in water to kill water-borne bacteria, which caused stomach ailments such as Timothy’s. This is what Paul told Timothy to do. He was not telling Timothy that it was acceptable to “catch a holy buzz in the Name of the Lord.”

The Bible calls fermented wine and all strong drink a “mocker.” It calls those who use it “deceived” and “unwise.”(Proverbs 20:1)

It leads to poverty.(Proverbs 21:17)

It will bite you like a serpent.(Proverbs 23:32)

The Bible also calls God’s children “Kings”(Revelation 1:5,6) and says,“Wine is not for Kings.”(Proverbs 31:4)

Say,“Jesus, I choose You and Your Word.”(Romans 10:13) He’ll forgive you for what you didn’t know. However, now you do know!

Oh, yes, my intoxicated friend who insisted that Jesus was a wine drinker, which makes it okay for everyone. Within weeks of rejecting my Scriptural, loving correction, he raped a 13 year old child while intoxicated. He’ll pay for that for the rest of his life. He was bitten by the mocking serpent of strong drink.

Someone always says,“Something like that would never happen to me. I can handle it.” Interesting I have never met one person who could handle it, they are lying to themselves.
Alcoholic drinks are destroyer of mind, body, and soul Jesus would never approve drinking it not even a little, because a little is to much for some people.
LTM

Longlac, Canada

#413124 Jan 3, 2013
Aviela wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not argueing...I'm not a fighter I'm a lover..just wanted to share with you that drinking is not a sin.
I am glad you don't want to fight neither do I.

I just want to share bibical truth with you.

Jesus did not disobey Leviticus 10:9-10 by “creating” alcoholic wine to be consumed against His Father’s will. He created unfermented “wine” or high quality grape juice.

Not to mention that fermentation is an aging process that happens over a long period of time. It’s a process of decay. Decay is death. Jesus created that high quality grape juice instantly, not over time, without decay and without death! All of Jesus’ miracles are rooted in Life and Love. God’s Life. God’s Love.

People who use the “water into wine” excuse are simply being deceived by one verse of Scripture taken completely out of Biblical context. They need to be delivered. This is why Jesus said we must have two or three confirming passages of Scripture, in context, to verify all doctrine or behavior. Otherwise, we shouldn’t accept it at all.(Matthew 18:16)

Often, after sharing this revelation with shocked,“wine bibbing” Believers, they almost always respond,“Well, Paul told Timothy to take a little wine for his stomach. I’m just doing it for my stomach.”(1Timothy 5:23)

I then explain that Paul knew the difference between fermented and unfermented “wine” and obeyed the Bible, too. It was common in his day to put grape juice in water to kill water-borne bacteria, which caused stomach ailments such as Timothy’s. This is what Paul told Timothy to do. He was not telling Timothy that it was acceptable to “catch a holy buzz in the Name of the Lord.”

The Bible calls fermented wine and all strong drink a “mocker.” It calls those who use it “deceived” and “unwise.”(Proverbs 20:1)

It leads to poverty.(Proverbs 21:17)

It will bite you like a serpent.(Proverbs 23:32)

The Bible also calls God’s children “Kings”(Revelation 1:5,6) and says,“Wine is not for Kings.”(Proverbs 31:4)

Say,“Jesus, I choose You and Your Word.”(Romans 10:13) He’ll forgive you for what you didn’t know. However, now you do know!

Oh, yes, my intoxicated friend who insisted that Jesus was a wine drinker, which makes it okay for everyone. Within weeks of rejecting my Scriptural, loving correction, he raped a 13 year old child while intoxicated. He’ll pay for that for the rest of his life. He was bitten by the mocking serpent of strong drink.

Someone always says,“Something like that would never happen to me. I can handle it.” Interesting I have never met one person who could handle it, they are lying to themselves.
Alcoholic drinks are destroyer of mind, body, and soul Jesus would never approve drinking it not even a little, because a little is to much for some people.

This was an arguement between a Pastor and a young man who came to church drink, with the same arguement you gave to me Aviela. I just didn't print it all it was to long.
Aviela

Van Nuys, CA

#413125 Jan 3, 2013
LTM wrote:
<quoted text>
I am glad you don't want to fight neither do I.
I just want to share bibical truth with you.
Jesus did not disobey Leviticus 10:9-10 by “creating” alcoholic wine to be consumed against His Father’s will. He created unfermented “wine” or high quality grape juice.
Not to mention that fermentation is an aging process that happens over a long period of time. It’s a process of decay. Decay is death. Jesus created that high quality grape juice instantly, not over time, without decay and without death! All of Jesus’ miracles are rooted in Life and Love. God’s Life. God’s Love.
People who use the “water into wine” excuse are simply being deceived by one verse of Scripture taken completely out of Biblical context. They need to be delivered. This is why Jesus said we must have two or three confirming passages of Scripture, in context, to verify all doctrine or behavior. Otherwise, we shouldn’t accept it at all.(Matthew 18:16)
Often, after sharing this revelation with shocked,“wine bibbing” Believers, they almost always respond,“Well, Paul told Timothy to take a little wine for his stomach. I’m just doing it for my stomach.”(1Timothy 5:23)
I then explain that Paul knew the difference between fermented and unfermented “wine” and obeyed the Bible, too. It was common in his day to put grape juice in water to kill water-borne bacteria, which caused stomach ailments such as Timothy’s. This is what Paul told Timothy to do. He was not telling Timothy that it was acceptable to “catch a holy buzz in the Name of the Lord.”
The Bible calls fermented wine and all strong drink a “mocker.” It calls those who use it “deceived” and “unwise.”(Proverbs 20:1)
It leads to poverty.(Proverbs 21:17)
It will bite you like a serpent.(Proverbs 23:32)
The Bible also calls God’s children “Kings”(Revelation 1:5,6) and says,“Wine is not for Kings.”(Proverbs 31:4)
Say,“Jesus, I choose You and Your Word.”(Romans 10:13) He’ll forgive you for what you didn’t know. However, now you do know!
Oh, yes, my intoxicated friend who insisted that Jesus was a wine drinker, which makes it okay for everyone. Within weeks of rejecting my Scriptural, loving correction, he raped a 13 year old child while intoxicated. He’ll pay for that for the rest of his life. He was bitten by the mocking serpent of strong drink.
Someone always says,“Something like that would never happen to me. I can handle it.” Interesting I have never met one person who could handle it, they are lying to themselves.
Alcoholic drinks are destroyer of mind, body, and soul Jesus would never approve drinking it not even a little, because a little is to much for some people.
Its okay to disagree. I think there is lil misunderstanding of the scripture. and that is okay. Jesus drank the scriptures says he did. If you choose not to drink that's awsome. I admire you.
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#413126 Jan 3, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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Yes, Jesus approved of and supplied "booze" to people. You're afraid to admit it because you care more about what your home bible club thinks than what Jesus thinks.
4 Cups of Wine on Passover. Dr. Scott Hahn the former Presbytyrian and militant ant-catholic lectured on the significants of the 4th cup and the Eucharist. A worthy read.

http://www.star.ucl.ac.uk/~vgg/rc/aplgtc/hahn...

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 53:1.--6 "MATT 10:27"

#413127 Jan 3, 2013
Aviela wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not argueing...I'm not a fighter I'm a lover..just wanted to share with you that drinking is not a sin.
The Old Testament gives two reasons for 'strong drink'. Cases of severe depression, and to those who were dying.

A Nazarite was not even allowed grape juice.

Jesus made the wine at the wedding in Cana...but would you say that He made something that was in a stage of dying? Fermented juice...in a stage of deterioration?

Paul said to Timothy:'Take a LITTLE wine for your stomach.' Medicine.

Jewish table wine has less alcohol than vinegar.
LTM

Longlac, Canada

#413128 Jan 3, 2013
Aviela wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not argueing...I'm not a fighter I'm a lover..just wanted to share with you that drinking is not a sin.
Here is the rest of that post between a Pastor and the young fellow who went to church drunk.

One Sunday morning while preparing for a service, a young man who had
previously attended our services approached me. He explained that he
wouldn’t be in Church because he’d been “drinking” the night before. He
then tried to justify himself by explaining,“Jesus didn’t have a problem with wine. He drank it Himself.” He claimed he could prove it from the Bible. Half hung-over, he stood there dumfounded as I corrected this lie using the same Bible he referred to.

I took him immediately to the following Scripture in Isaiah 65:8.“Thus saith the Lord, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.”

I shared with this Brother that when the juice of the grape is still “in the cluster” God calls it “wine.”“Grape juice still in the cluster is not ‘fermented’ wine,” I explained.“It is unfermented wine. It is grape juice. There are two kinds of ‘wine’ in the Bible. Fermented and unfermented.”

I then explained that Jesus neither drank nor created fermented wine. That would have been disobedience to His Father’s Word. Disobedience is sin and He never sinned.(Hebrews 4:15)

I then took him to the following passage of Scripture that Jesus, our High Priest, would have obeyed or He was just a sinner man, like everyone else.

“Do not drink wine nor strong drink,…when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;”(Leviticus 10:9,10)

I explained to my hung-over Brother in the Lord that unfermented “wine” or grape juice is “Holy” or “clean” while fermented wine is “unholy” and “unclean.” All alcoholic beverages are unholy and unclean!

I proceeded to explain how ignorant, immature Believers use Jesus’ Miracle of “turning water into wine” as an excuse to drink alcohol without stopping to acknowledge the following.
Aviela

Van Nuys, CA

#413129 Jan 3, 2013
LTM wrote:
<quoted text>
I am glad you don't want to fight neither do I.
I just want to share bibical truth with you.
Jesus did not disobey Leviticus 10:9-10 by “creating” alcoholic wine to be consumed against His Father’s will. He created unfermented “wine” or high quality grape juice.
Not to mention that fermentation is an aging process that happens over a long period of time. It’s a process of decay. Decay is death. Jesus created that high quality grape juice instantly, not over time, without decay and without death! All of Jesus’ miracles are rooted in Life and Love. God’s Life. God’s Love.
People who use the “water into wine” excuse are simply being deceived by one verse of Scripture taken completely out of Biblical context. They need to be delivered. This is why Jesus said we must have two or three confirming passages of Scripture, in context, to verify all doctrine or behavior. Otherwise, we shouldn’t accept it at all.(Matthew 18:16)
Often, after sharing this revelation with shocked,“wine bibbing” Believers, they almost always respond,“Well, Paul told Timothy to take a little wine for his stomach. I’m just doing it for my stomach.”(1Timothy 5:23)
I then explain that Paul knew the difference between fermented and unfermented “wine” and obeyed the Bible, too. It was common in his day to put grape juice in water to kill water-borne bacteria, which caused stomach ailments such as Timothy’s. This is what Paul told Timothy to do. He was not telling Timothy that it was acceptable to “catch a holy buzz in the Name of the Lord.”
The Bible calls fermented wine and all strong drink a “mocker.” It calls those who use it “deceived” and “unwise.”(Proverbs 20:1)
It leads to poverty.(Proverbs 21:17)
It will bite you like a serpent.(Proverbs 23:32)
The Bible also calls God’s children “Kings”(Revelation 1:5,6) and says,“Wine is not for Kings.”(Proverbs 31:4)
Say,“Jesus, I choose You and Your Word.”(Romans 10:13) He’ll forgive you for what you didn’t know. However, now you do know!
Oh, yes, my intoxicated friend who insisted that Jesus was a wine drinker, which makes it okay for everyone. Within weeks of rejecting my Scriptural, loving correction, he raped a 13 year old child while intoxicated. He’ll pay for that for the rest of his life. He was bitten by the mocking serpent of strong drink.
Someone always says,“Something like that would never happen to me. I can handle it.” Interesting I have never met one person who could handle it, they are lying to themselves.
Alcoholic drinks are destroyer of mind, body, and soul Jesus would never approve drinking it not even a little, because a little is to much for some people.
Psalms 104:15 And wine that makes the heart of mortal man rejoice.

:oD
Aviela

Van Nuys, CA

#413130 Jan 3, 2013
I'm not going to hell for drinking wine. So its all good, as I take a sip of my good *Moscato*;o)
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#413131 Jan 3, 2013
Did Jesus Drink?

Jesus apparently drank enough wine that he was accused of drinking to excess. In his own words he proclaimed, "The Son of Man has come eating and drinking; and you say,‘Behold, a glutton and a drunkard’" (Luke 7:34). So Jesus was accused of being a drunk.

The Greek word translated as "drunkard" in the above passage is oinopotes, which means a winebibber, one who drinks much wine. In fact, the first part of the word comes from the Greek word for wine, oinos, which occurs several times in the New Testament.

Some claim that Jesus drank grape juice or must (unfermented wine). But then why accuse him of being a drunkard? Other scriptural passages where oinos is found clearly indicate that, indeed, fermented wine, not grape juice, is being discussed.

For example, consider "Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; if it is, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved" (Matt. 9:17; see also Mark 2:22, Luke 5:37-38). The old skins burst because the wine contains yeast—the catalyst of fermentation—which causes expansion.

Similarly, "no one after drinking old wine desires new; for he says,‘The old is good’" (Luke 5:39). Even in New Testament times it was known that wine gets better with age; grape juice does not.

Old Testament passages also discuss wine. Unless otherwise noted, these passages translate the word "wine" from the Hebrew word yayin, meaning fermented wine. The following passages show that, indeed, fermented wine is what is intended to be understood by this word:

Behold, my heart is like wine that has no vent; like new wineskins, it is ready to burst (Job 32:19).
Wine and new wine take away the understanding (Hos. 4:11). Could grape juice do such a thing? Note that "new wine" is translated from the Hebrew word tiyrowsh which can also refer to unfermented wine (e.g., Num. 18:12; Deut. 14:23), but clearly it is not intended to be understood that way here.
Awake, you drunkards, and weep; and wail, all you drinkers of wine, because of the sweet wine, for it is cut off from your mouth (Joel 1:5). Would drunkards care if grape juice was cut off from their mouths? "Sweet wine" is translated from the Hebrew word aciyc which can also refer to unfermented wine, but that is not intended here either.

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“cdesign proponentsists”

Since: Jul 09

Pittsburgh, PA

#413133 Jan 3, 2013
Aviela wrote:
<quoted text> Hello him dying for us has been fullfilled now the next prophecy to take place is when the Governments turn on religion...that is when the Great Tribulation starts..then the finale is when Jesus and his Angels battle Satan and his demons at armaggedon. We are the last days. But before all this take place there will be a loud cry for peace world wide. All this info is the scriptures. The Bible is a interesting book indeed.. don't you agree.
You guys insist on ignoring what it says. jesus said, "until all is fulfilled" Do you see the word "All"?

I agree! It is interesting! That is why I read it. There are a few good pearls of wisdom in there.

But after reading it, I noticed how much 'christians' really didn't know about the bible and how many times they misquoted it.

Every 'christian' that I have conversed with has ignored the 'All' and the have ignored that jesus said,'until heaven and Earth pass'. christians completely ignore those words!!

Why?

Simple! You know the real penalty for obeying those laws!

I love hearing, "god's laws are above man's laws!". OK, prove it! Kill as your god demands!
LTM

Longlac, Canada

#413134 Jan 3, 2013
Aviela wrote:
<quoted text>
Psalms 104:15 And wine that makes the heart of mortal man rejoice.
:oD
What did Jesus say about put new wine in old wine skins.

New wine is unfermented grape juice. Wine is fermented grape juice.

Old wine skins have held new wine as it ferments, transforming it into wine. The gases given off during the process stretches the skin. A new wine skin is unstretched. You cannot put new wine into an old wine skin because the skin would burst, since it's already been weakened by a prior use.
Clay

Saint Paul, MN

#413135 Jan 3, 2013
Aviela wrote:
<quoted text> He came to die for us. The prophecy had to be fullfilled. The Bible never claims that ALL would listen in fact most don't listen, believed or believe today. His brother James did not believe he was the Messaiah till after his death.
Jesus's own brother didn't believe He was the messiah? Do you mean Mary forgot to tell Jesus own sibling that she conceived a child with the Holy Spirit?
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#413136 Jan 3, 2013
Some time ago a young single friend confided in me that she was looking for a godly man to marry. She wanted a husband who shared her Christian values, so she joined an online dating service and completed a profile with the attributes of the man of her dreams.

As I looked over her answers to the profile questions, I thought that she might have some misconceptions about what constituted a "godly" man. So I posed a hypothetical question to her: If Jesus were walking the earth today and he joined the same online dating service, would you want his profile to match yours? Of course, she said. So I went on to point out that the online profile she completed would exclude Jesus as a match. In particular, her answer to the question about how often her perfect match drank wine—"never"—present ed an obstacle. She selected this response because she believed a godly man would not ever drink alcohol.

Jesus drank. In fact, he drank wine—the fermented kind, not grape juice, as some will claim—and apparently he drank a fair amount of it. More on that shortly, but first, let me point out that my friend is not alone in her thinking.

For example, Saddleback Church, a Southern Baptist mega-church in Southern California (led by Pastor Rick Warren, author of the popular book The Purpose-Driven Life) would apparently exclude Jesus as a staff member: The church’s "Maturity-Leadership Requirements" ask that each staff member "commit willingly to refrain from ... consuming alcohol."

Similarly, it seems that Mormons would not allow Jesus to enter their temples because perpetual abstinence from alcohol is required for entry. For that matter, some Christian denominations might even refuse Jesus membership in their churches.

So it seems that many believe that a godly man should never drink. Is this scriptural?

Is Drinking a Sin?

Drinking wine—or other alcoholic beverages for that matter—is not, in itself, sinful. Let’s look at a few scripture passages that support this claim. First, consider what happened at the wedding at Cana when the wine ran out:

Jesus said to [the servants], "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the steward of the feast." So they took it. When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, "Every man serves the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now." (John 2:7-10)

Apparently Jesus was a pretty good vintner! The wine steward’s comments seem to indicate that it was the usual practice to serve good wine until the guests drank enough that they either weren’t picky about the quality of the wine they were drinking, or they simply could no longer tell the difference between good wine and not-so-good wine. Whichever the case, this story clearly indicates that Jesus approved of drinking wine.

So did Paul. We know this from his instructions to Timothy: "No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments" (1 Tim. 5:23). Interestingly, present-day research indicates that drinking wine has health benefits.
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#413137 Jan 3, 2013
But the approval of drinking wine goes back further than New Testament times. Several passages from the Old Testament indicate that drinking has been acceptable for a long time:

Give strong drink to him who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty, and remember their misery no more (Prov. 31:6-7).
Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High (Gen. 14:18).
[Jacob] brought [Isaac] wine, and he drank (Gen. 27:25).
[S]pend the money for whatever you desire, oxen, or sheep, or wine or strong drink ...(Deut. 14:26).
Thou dost cause the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth, and wine to gladden the heart of man ...(Ps. 104:14-15).
Go, eat your bread with enjoyment, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God has already approved what you do (Eccles. 9:7).1
On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wine on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wine on the lees well refined (Is. 25:6). Note that the Hebrew word translated as "wine on the lees" here is shemer, indicating fermentation.
Israel’s burnt offering requirements—required by God—included the use of wine, the leftover of which could be drunk by Aaron and his sons: "[A]nd with the first lamb a tenth measure of fine flour mingled with a fourth of a hin of beaten oil, and a fourth of a hin of wine for a libation" (Ex. 29:40; see also Lev. 23:13; Num. 15:5, 7, 10; 28:7, 14). Note that Numbers 28:7 uses the Hebrew word shekar, meaning "strong wine" (or other strong alcoholic drink).

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