ESV - 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!
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Jesus made and drank wine (Luke 7:33-35; Matthew 15:11;). He approved of moderate drinking (Matthew 15:11). But he strongly criticized drunkenness (Matthew 24:45-51; Luke 21:34,12:42;). St. Paul (d. 64?) thought wine to be a good creation of God (1 Timothy 4:4). He recommended its use (1 Timothy 5:23). But he condemned drunkenness (Galatians 5:19-21; Romans 13:3; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17,5:11,6:10). St. Paul urged abstinence for those who could not control their drinking. Wine and Christianity were closely linked from the beginning. According to the Old Testament (Genesis 9:20), Noah planted a vineyard on Mt. Ararat in what is now Turkey. Wine had become popular among the Greeks and Romans. Its popularity was strengthened with the expansion of the new religion of Christianity. The Church promoted the use of wine. In a paper: (Early Neolithic wine of Georgia in the South Caucasus | PNAS), an international team of archaeologists has conclusively shown what all those grapes were for. The people living at Gadachrili Gora and a nearby village were the world’s earliest known vintners—producing wine on a large scale as early as 6,000 B.C. Some mislead religions (like SDA); teach their members that it was grape juice to try to back up their ideologies (aka. “rules’). Fermentation of grapes was natural in those days; they did not have refrigeration to stop fermentation. Wine was naturally produced; it was not invented.
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