I will encourage the commenters to study for themselves the topic of wine, strong drink, new and old wine very diligently. There is a lot of repentance for Christians who enjoy the Devilâs brew. Think about the new babes in Christ your liberties can cause them to stumble. Donât be selfish love your brother. 1Cor. 8 :9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
Gal 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Leaven is symbolic of sin, false doctrines and corruption. The Passover day and week was holy. Exo 13 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters. Lk. 12 IN the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 1Cor 5 6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
Hence Jesus Christ couldnât have used fermented âalcoholicâ wine for the last supper. If he did Christ would have been a sinner. Jam. 2:10. The fruit of the vine is new wine âunfermentedâ grape juice. Mat. 26:29; Mk. 14:25; Gen. 40:10-11. Mat 26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Fatherâs kingdom.
Concerning the Passover in Exodus12 and 13. No leaven was to be used or found in Hebrew dwellings. In verse 15 of chapter 12 was the death penalty for disobedience. Exo. 12:18-19, 18 Â¶ In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even. Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
It is said by some Jesus Christ drank fermented âalcoholicâ wine . The word God clearly states kings and priests are to abstain period. Lev.10:9; Pro. 31:4-5. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: 5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
I want to be very clear what my position is. Iâm not here for strife or confusion. Pro. 3:30; 2Tim. 2:14. Therein lies the problem. The word of God must be compared scripture with scripture, line upon line. Isa. 28:10, 13; 2 Tim. 2:15. Scripture must be interpreted with scripture. Using a verse here and there is a pretext for a proof text.
There is no such verse in scripture that teaches a âwise moderate use of alcoholâ. If anyone knows show my two or three verses rightly divided now is your chance. Proverbs 20:1 it âwineâmocks you to drink more. You are deceived that you can handle it. Strong drink causes you to rage to clamour, uproar, be troubledâ. If Christian believes alcohol in any amount is good, prove it with the word of God.
Mr. Lincoln, I hope you don't mind me asking, are you a liberal? If so, have you ever supported Barack Obama and the liberal worldview. By the way THE BIBLE teaches Christians to love our enemies and pray for those in authority. 1 Pet. 2:13-14; 1 Tim. 2:1-2. This also goes for ALL of us who are saved. Remember a lot of these people arenât souls.
Dr. Tim, the problem with the argument you used is that:
1. You assume that there is only 1 King James Version, when in point of fact, it has been changed. Furthermore you fail to recognize that the Oxford and Cambridge edition of the KJV differ from each other, which leads to the question, "Which KJV is the perfect word of God?"
2. Your argument is an appeal to tradition, thus it can be likened to a Roman Catholic argument.
3. The KJV was mostly based on Tyndale's version, thus it could rightly be called a revision of Tyndale's Bible.
4. People such as the late R.C. Sproul, did not use the KJV in their preaching and ministry, however the ministry has flourished over America and other places, therefore shall we say that the NASB, ESV, etc. are starting to have a greater influence?
5. It also assumes that a version that is used by God in a great and mighty way must then be the perfect word of God, there's no logical connection between the two.
But I do have to ask you, when the KJV does not agree with the TR, do you hold to the position that the KJV corrects the TR?
Where is your evidence for assumptions? These questions have been answered over and over again for years. This question is for all the commente