Is There Any Scriptural Evidence That Christ Jesus Ever Drank Wine?
Well read the last supper and conclude it for your self... Did they all drink blood or wine? If it was blood... Please help us all.
No disrespect intended because everyone has the right to choose thier own religious beliefs, but.... Have you read the Holy Bible any version?
"Jesus" was a Jew. He was brought up observing the Jewish traditions and observances. A part of those observances was the Sabbath. On the Sabbath, the bread and the wine were Blessed and then partaken. The wine of that time period was not as concentrated as the wine of this day. The Last Supper has been mentioned. This meal was actually the Passover Feast. There was matzo bread and 4 cups of wine during the Seder. "Jesus" observed the rituals and blessings, as well as partaking of the foods, just like the other Jews. It was a way of life, not an addiction.
The "wine" Jesus made at the wedding feast (and the Levitical wine of the priesthood offering) was actually the very freshest naturally compressed juices from freshly picked grapes.
When placed in a vat, the pressure caused by the large volumes of grapes harvested would literally squeeze the juice out of the grapes at the bottom. This juice flowed into a smaller vat that was collected by the harvesters and favored above all else!
When the priest offered up this same "wine"; it was not allowed to ferment and was diluted up to three times its volume - so that there would be no temptation toward offering up a "wine" that was fermented or contaminated in any way.
This is what Jesus' miracle at the wedding feast so profound. It was humanly impossible for a whole seasons worth of grape harvest (and the resultant small amounts of pressed grape juice collected) to be harvested in the volumes Jesus presented to the wedding feast master!
In fact, fermented wine was and still is considered inferior to this pressed juice that came fresh from the grape harvest!
Hope this helps.
Answering the question Himself, Yahshua states in Luke 7:33-34 'For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, he hath a devil. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold, a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.'
He Himself admits to drinking wine and being labelled a winebibber.
Actually, there is a lot of evidence Christ drank wine. First is the overwhelming historic evidence of the use of wine as a standard beverage of his time, because the fermenting processes kills bacteria, making wine a "clean" drink, unlike ground water which can become contaminated, or streams which people and animals also bathed in. This "beverage" wine was much weaker than the wines we drink today, so it was common for people of Christ's era to consider wine as something to drink as much as we do soda.
Biblically, Christ's turning of the water into wine as his first miracle at the wedding in Galilee may not mention that he drank the wine--but there is no mention he abstained from it, either. He did, however, state that he would abstain from drinking wine with the 12 at Passover before he died--why would he have to make the declaration of NOT drinking, unless he commonly drank wine with the 12?
Without it been written it is obvious he did drink wine as he turne the water into wine at a wedding and of course he did drink wine at the last supper as the wine represented his blood that he was going to shed. Even Luc the apostle who was called the beloved docter said to drink a little wine for a upset stomach.
Of course Jesus drank wine, the scriptures are entirely clear on the matter. At Cana the master of the feast even remarked on the suerior quality, contrasting it with the poorer wine first on offer. Normally, he said the better wine is given first until people have drunk so much they can't tell the difference between the good stuff and the inferior. What does that tell you? The good wine was sufficiently intoxicating to dull the senses enough not to notice the switch.
Then there is the Last Supper or Pesach Seder. In Matthew 26:29 Jesus said: 'But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom.'
'From now on', tells us that it had been his custom to drink it hitherto.
Also, Jesus was an adherent Jew who kept the Law perfectly, including Yahweh's command concerning the observance of the Feast of Tabernacles in Deuteronomy 14:24-26:
'And if the way is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry it, or if the place is too far from you, which Yahweh your God shall choose to set His name there, when Yahweh your God has blessed you, then you shall turn it into silver and bind up the silver in your hand, and shall go to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose.
And you shall pay that silver for whatever your soul desires, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatever your soul desires. And you shall eat there before Yahweh your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household and the Levite within your gates, you shall not forsake him, for he has no part nor inheritance with you.'
If you check out the Hebrew for 'wine' and 'strong drink' in verse 26, they are 'yayin' and 'shekar', which mean 'fermented wine' and 'intoxicating liquor'.
Indeed, God had so little problem with alcohol that he even told his people not just to buy themselves a drink but to be generous and buy a round so that everyone might rejoice before him.
People who drink too much get drunk. People who eat too much get obese. People who sleep too much get lazy. Just about anything in excess is sinful, but we should not therefore conclude that all that is sinful in excess is sinful in every circumstance. Certainly God does not have aproblem with alcohol, although alcohol has a problem with some people.
As others have commented, Scriptural evidence is all over the New Testament.
And, I'm with M'Lady Grimm regarding the historical evidence.
It's well known that the water wasn't drinkable and wine was customary and across cultures, or widespread. Therefore, unless Christ never drank anything, He had to drink wine.
It's very possible they drank his blood. I believe there is a thread of truth to be found hidden in the text of the Bible. Certainly, the teachings Jesus tried to pass on seem righteous to me. I feel the Bible and the teachings of Jesus have been twisted and manipulated to suppress sexuality (of women mainly)and to control the masses. Think for yourself and never stop questioning. "The unexamined life is not worth living."
You have a problem with Wine?
First of all, the wine produced in those days wasn't the kind of wine sold here. Even "Two Buck Chuck" was better than that was serve to Jesus with the exception of that "Wedding Wine."
You cannot base your Tithe offering on 10% of your gross earnings because the government will exact its pound of flesh first deducting taxes at source. Therefore you should Tithe from your Net Income after taxes which in reality makes the only sense.
The Bible quote is: "Render unto Ceasar that which is Ceasar's and unto God that which is God's" Meaning pay your taxes then pay back to God. Then pay yourself.
At that time, it was probably safer to drink than wellwater and if Jesus did drink wine, he did not drink it to get drunk. My opinion, wine was in the cup He lifted at the Last Supper, when said," This is my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant, take and drink of it."
The Greek word for "wine" in regard to Jesus turning the water into wine is "oinos", which simply translates as "wine". The Old Testament has two words for wine: "Yayin" (alcoholic wine) which is used in a negative connotation and "Tiyrosh" (non-alcoholic sweet, new wine) which is spoken of in a
positive connotation. Because leaven is not allowed at Passover, wine consumed during this meal and the entire seven-day festival could not be fermented. Jesus compared His blood to "new wine" (not fermented) all throughout the gospels, notably so at the Passover meal. In Mat 26:29 Jesus said, "But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom." He was arrested that night and went to the cross.
Yes Jesus drank wine. Fermented grapes. Jesus knew what it meant to feel the effects of an alcoholic beverage in your system. As Christians we often try to make God "more good" by saying things like. "Yeah but the wine of Jesus's day wasn't as strong as todays wine." As if by declaring that the wine is weaker it somehow lessens the fact that God imbibed. The idea that Jesus was drinking "Welch's" grape juice is a fanatical attempt on the part of Christians to somehow rehabilitate God. Stop it. Jesus drank wine and he's ok with having drank fermented grapes; an alcoholic beverage. Yes God enjoyed a snoot. No God didn't approve of drunkenness or addiction obviously but he obviously didn't think of wine as something evil. The addiction of alcoholism, drugs or anything that takes your focus off of God is of paramount concern to Jesus. It's not the alcohol or drugs or food or whatever your addiction is; the real question is why are you addicted to those things. Once we answer this question then it is much easier to prescribe a cure for your spiritual sickness. What hole in your soul are you trying to fill? To where are you trying to escape? Jesus is the answer.
People that say that the wine of that day was non-alcoholic are misinformed, or willfully ignorant.
Of course. However, the "wine" Jesus most likely drank was not necessarily what we would call wine. This is because, back then, they would take wine and dilute it into water for the specific purpose of using the alcohol to kill impurities in the water. The "wine" Jesus most likely drank was basically water that had some wine in it for the sake of cleanliness. (So you couldn't get drunk on the stuff even if you wanted to.)
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