[quote=JesusIsTheWay]Yes there are clear cut lines:
**1 Corinthians 6
**10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
**10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
Pretty clear on what the Word says about it, in my opinion…
Now when Jesus turned water into wine, the wine that was used back in the day was not fermented and had very few if any alcoholic properties… it was for ceremonial purposes… not the wine that was in the bars…
The parable of the new and old wine skins makes no sense if it was not alcoholic.
Throughout scripture wine is a sign of blessing and the absence of it a curse. Wine was given to kings and used in worship. Since grapejuice wasnot invented until Welch’s it could not have been that. And they had not means to stop the fermentation proces which begins immediately.
Not only does scripture allow for consumption of alcohol it encourges it and in the case of, Holy Conmunion it commands it. Here are some more scriptures for your consideration:
“Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two lambs a year old day by day regularly. One lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight. And with the first lamb a tenth seah of fine flour mingled with a fourth of a hin of beaten oil, and a fourth of a hin of wine for a drink offering.*
Its drink offering shall be a quarter of a hin for each lamb. In the Holy Place you shall pour out a drink offering of strong drink to the Lord.*
God required wine as an offering to Him as a sweet aroma.
…then you shall turn it into money and bind up the money in your hand and go to the place that the Lord your God chooses and spend the money for whatever you desire—oxen or sheep or wine or strong drink, whatever your appetite craves. And you shall eat there before the Lord your God and rejoice, you and your household. And you shall not neglect the Levite who is within your towns, for he has no portion or inheritance with you.*
*Psalm 104: 14-15
You cause the grass to grow for the livestock
and plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth food from the earth
and wine to gladden the heart of man,
oil to make his face shine
and bread to strengthen man’s heart.*
Give strong drink to the one who is perishing,
and wine to those in bitter distress…*
Finally, Jesus drank wine. If you say drinking is wrong then you are saying you are more Holy than Jesus.
The Bible teaches us not to get drunk. It also teaches us not to be gluttons. Following the same logic as those who say drink is forbidden then so is food, since people abuse it.