"Jesus Drank Wine" Lie The Bible Exposé You Need to Read by Pastor John Hamel
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
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 Jesus 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.
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.
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 )
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 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 will pay for that for the rest of his
life.He was bitten by the mocking
serpent of strong drink.
says, “Something like that would never happen to me.I can handle it.”Interesting.That’s what my young friend said, too.
many years there has been a movement amongst Christian young people called
WWJD. It means whenever you find yourself in a challenging situation, ask
yourself this question, "What would Jesus do?"
would like to alter that just a bit and ask you this question based upon
what we have just studied from Scripture.
would Jesus brew?"
allow me to answer it for you.
Be blessed and be strong! ... John and Barbara