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Alcohol Is Prohibited In Christianity

Did Jesus Christ Make Or Drink Alcohol?

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Nov 14, 2009
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Alcohol has a direct toxic, as well as sedative effect on the body. It affects principally the frontal lobe of the brain, which houses the mechanisms for reason, judgment and willpower.
Alcohol has been the scourge of human society since time immemorial. It’s earning a lot of money yearly and taking million human lives. Alcohol is the root cause of several problems facing society. Many Crimes are taken place for Alcoholic people. It causes many physical problems including mental illness, short-term memory loss, reduces performance. Its also a known fact that alcohol has been one of the world’s greatest destroyers. Its terrible violent consequences are felt all over the world.

Prohibition of alcohol in the Bible:
Some Bible quotations:

Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Proverb 23:20-21
Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

Proverbs 23:30
They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

Proverbs 31:4-7
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
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.
[So drink affects ones judgments and causes to die.]

Leviticus 10:9-11
Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, 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;
And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.

Luke 21:34-38
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares
of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

1 Corinthians 5:11
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

1 Corinthians 6:10
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

There are total 75 verses on Bible where Alcohol is prohibited.

Did Jesus Drink Wine?

There is no logical evidence in the Bible that Jesus Christ drunk wine. He made wine in a wedding feast, because that time the wine was finished and He wanted to save the Master of that house from insult. 
Look at John 2:7-8


Jesus saith unto them, Fill the water pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

He ordered a servant to bear the wine to the master of that house.

“WINE” IN THE BIBLE; ALCOHOLIC OR NON-ALCOHOLIC.

If the wine that Jesus made was alcoholic wine, then surely no one could deny this reasoning. There could be no logical reason to deny that even Jesus Himself partook of some of the wine that He made, along with His mother and His disciples.

Vineyards were extremely prevalent in Palestine, and the wine from them was a part of the staple diet of the Hebrews. Generally when wine is mentioned it has no sinful connotations. Wine could be drunk freely by the Israelites. It was to be offered to the Priests as drink offering, and abundance of wine was considered to be a great blessing (Deut. 7:13).

The prosperity of the Land of Canaan was measured by the size of its grapes (Numbers 13:23). In His parables, Christ often likened the church (kingdom) to vineyards (Luke 20:9; Matt 21:28). He even likened Himself to a vine, and His father to a vine dresser (John 15:1-4) Non alcoholic wine (grape juice) is referred to in many contexts It made the heart glad and face shine. (Psa 104:15). It was among the “first fruits” Neh 10:37, it was even called “wine” while still in the cluster (Isa 65:8), and was “gathered” with summer fruits (Jer 40:10).

It was "wine" while it was in the wine press (Isa 16:10). In these examples it is clear that the wine was non-alcoholic.
Christian advocates of social drinking are however very reluctant to support drunkenness, because they know full well the Bible condemns drunkenness (1 Corinthians 5:11; 6:9-11; Gal. 5:19-21). But if this text is used to support moderate drinking, it must also be admitted that drunkenness is acceptable for the text says that the guests were “well drunk” before the Lord made the extra 160 gallons wine (John 2:10)

Unbelievers have no problem with the context supporting drunkenness because they picture Christ as “one of the boys” and the wedding feast like one today (i,e, a drunken feast), with people starting to lose their inhibitions and begin to be rowdy and flirt with the women at the feast, with some of them staggering around in a drunken stupor, eventually either passing out on the road outside, or vomiting all over the floor. This picture is realistic if the wine He made was alcoholic. But this case was not happened. The wine the Jesus made was without a doubt non-alcoholic wine (ie. grape juice).
Let us notice in conclusion that the miracle “manifested His glory” and had the primary purpose of causing His disciples to believe in Him (John 2:12). If the wine made by Christ had been alcoholic, it could not have done this. Christ was sinless, and He is the perfect example for us to follow. It is inconceivable that he made an abundance of alcoholic beverage for a feast already “well drunk” with wine.

"DID JESUS DRINK WINE in his last supper?"

Many Churches and their Members like to justify the drinking of wine at communion and in general by saying that Christ Jesus drank wine and gave wine to the Apostles at the last supper; but that is a fallacy. There is absolutely no scriptural evidence that Christ Jesus ever drank wine Himself or ever tried to get anyone else to drink wine. ln all scriptural accounts of the last supper it is "the cup" or "the fruit of the vine" that Jesus offers to the Apostles, not wine:

LUKE 22:17-18
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
 
MATTHEW 26:28-29
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

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