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Chris Medway


I’m glad the wine is mixed with water for communion.

That is for theological reasons mainly, because it is intended to remind us of the sacrifice Jesus made of himself upon the cross for mankind, and out of his side flowed blood mixed with water.

I know that in the days of the Bible the wine was much lighter than what we have here.

True, because natural fermentation usually resulted in a slightly less potent end product.

I personally don’t like drinking at all because of all that I have seen, read, and went thru plus the Lord told me not to drink many years ago and I have abided by that.

We read in the book of Esther:

And when these days were fulfilled, the king made a feast unto all the people that were present in Shushan the palace, both great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king’s palace. There were hangings of white cloth, of green, and of blue, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the couches were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and white, and yellow, and black marble. And they gave them drink in vessels of gold (the vessels being diverse one from another), and royal wine in abundance, according to the bounty of the king. And the drinking was according to the law; none could compel: for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man’s pleasure. ASV

If a heathen king could have a liberal attitude and provide wine without compulsion to drink, then how could the King of Kings have any less understanding an attitude to whether we drink wine or not?

I’m sure Jesus leaves it entirely up to us to decide, he is neither offended if we refuse wine nor approving if we drink. He has provided freely and will honour our choice if it is made with respect for Him.

Regards Chris.

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