Bible doesn't promote wine, but neither does the Bible prohibit wine.
the Bible records Jesus making large
jars of wine for an already well-watered wedding party at Cana.
also records the
Apostle Paul telling Timothy to drink a little wine: "No longer drink only water, but use
a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities."
(1 Timothy 5:22)
The Bible warns against getting drunk or drinking around people who are
struggling with alcohol, but otherwise you can drink wine, although you can
also not drink it.
Drinking expensive win
e, however, is a different matter.
Consider the following facts: for $4, frontline
can print and smuggle
2 Bibles into a nation that prohibits Bibles, and for every Bib
smuggled in, an average of 3 more people become Christians, who then also need
Chateau Lafite 1787
longer be imbibed but Romanee-Conti
can be. If the $24,000, 75cl bottle of
contains 24 sips,
that's $1,000 per sip.
For $1,000, five hundred Bibles could have been
smuggled in and led to 1,500 new Christians.
Are your wines more in the $200 range? For $200, one hundred Bibles
could have been smuggled in and 300 souls - still a large number
- won for Christ.
e is an acquired taste. The better wines you drink, the better wines you have to
drink. At first, $20 wines impress the taste buds just fine. But if you start to drink $100 wines, the $20 wines no
longer impress. It doesn't mean your taste buds are any happier but
just that you need to spend more money to keep them happy.
So why not just stay with the $20 bottle? Instead of Chateau Cheval Blanc
Chateau Neuf du Pape
a perfectly fine red win
e. And instead of Romanee-Conti
which are perfectly fine dry whites. Instead of satisfying increasingly demanding taste buds, invest the
money to reaching tens, hundreds or even thousands of souls for Christ.
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