(Deut 14:26)Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice.
5 and like the heat of the desert.
You silence the uproar of foreigners;
as heat is reduced by the shadow of a cloud,
so the song of the ruthless is stilled.
6 On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.
7 On this mountain he will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
D'Angelo Joyce wrote:One possibility could be that Paul is referring to meat and drink offered to Idols.
D'Angelo Joyce wrote:For reasons, that Dick pointed out in his article, I find it highly implausible that Jesus made intoxicating drink.
D'Angelo Joyce wrote:I think this is why the evangelist includes this story. When taken as a whole this explanation makes perfect sense. The next to stories depict Jesus as the new temple, or the temple alternative, and his vocation as the means of a new birth (John 2:12-23, John 3:1-7). Lets focus on Jesus and not side issues. This is neither a proof text for or a proof text against drinking wine socially. O for the day when this beautiful story can be taught without a reference to the sinfulness of drinking.
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