Can Christians Drink Wine?

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Hi D____,
This is an easy question to answer.

Christ turned water into wine at the wedding in Cana, and he served wine to the apostles at His last passover.

Joh 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
Joh 2:2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
Joh 2:3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
Joh 2:4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
Joh 2:5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do [ it].
Joh 2:6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
Joh 2:7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
Joh 2:8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare [ it].
Joh 2:9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
Joh 2:10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: [ but] thou hast kept the good wine until now.
Joh 2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

All of the arguments of the so- called ‘Women’s Temperance League’ to the contrary, this was not grape juice. If it were grape juice, then verse ten would make no sense whatever. The Greek is ‘oinos’, and it means fermented wine.
It is the same word used when we are told that the good Samaritan poured wine into the wounds of the man that was robbed, beaten and left for dead.

Luk 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
Luk 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

How absurd and stubborn it is to argue that this man poured grape juice into an open wound. But how logical it is to say that he poured fermented wine containing alcohol in to an open wound.
Anyone who would argue that the good Samaritan poured unfermented grape juice into an open wound would probably argue that the Corinthians got drunk on grape juice.

1Co 11:21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
1Co 11:22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.

So you are exactly right. There is nothing wrong with drinking at home, but always and at all times in moderation.

Php 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

The Lord is always “at hand” and sees every move we make, and we will all be judged by what is “written in the books, according to our deeds”.

Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

We are neither responsible or accountable for those works. They were all “written in His book before there were any of them”.

Psa 139:16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

So we will all be judged “according to our works” and we will all “reap what we have sown”. and we will “give an accounting” of what God has done through us in these vessels of clay.
So by all means continue to “have some wine at times”, but do so in moderation, for this is pleasing to our Lord.
Your brother in Christ,

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