The gospel account of Jesus being invited to a marriage, attending, and using his divine power to save the celebrations from disaster are taken as evidence of his approval for marriage and earthly celebrations. It has also been used as an argument against Christian teetotalism.
So the disciples not only saw the miraculous sign of water of purification become wine , they also recognised what that miraculous sign was pointing to – what it MEANT: Jesus has the power to provide a means of inner purification. Because of that, they believed in him.
That God created grapes to ferment into wine to gladden the heart is strong proof that God allows the drinking of wine . But there is more. The Bible actually encourages the drinking of wine in times of fellowship, worship, and celebration. The people were to tithe oxen, sheep, new wine , and oil.
While the synoptic gospels do not document the water-to-wine miracle at Cana, they do depict Jesus ‘ calling of his disciples after his baptism by St. John the baptizer. On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
The Bible does not forbid drinking alcohol , but it does warn against dangers of drinking too much, engaging in immoral behavior, and other consequences of alcohol abuse. While the Bible recognizes that drinking in moderation can be enjoyable and even safe, it contains passages that advise against heavy drinking .
Jesus ‘ name in Hebrew was “Yeshua” which translates to English as Joshua.
In the video, avid Youtuber DaveHax shows us how, with a glass of wine , a glass of water and a piece of plastic, we can turn humble H2O into much more indulgent vino! Next, he places the plastic on top of the glass of water and very carefully tips it upside down and puts it on top of the glass of wine .
It is because the Bible teaches that Jesus is God in the flesh. Jesus provides us with a portrait of God. A second reason Jesus performed miracles was to affirm his true identity as the Son of God. One detail that stands about the miracles of Jesus is how few he actually performed .
After Peter came down out of the ship and walked on the water , he became afraid of the storm and began to sink. He called out to Jesus for help. Jesus caught him and reproved him for his lack of faith, and led him back to the ship, whereupon the storm stopped.
Virtually all Christian traditions hold that the Bible condemns ordinary drunkenness in many passages, and Easton’s Bible Dictionary says, “The sin of drunkenness Paul later chides the Corinthians for becoming drunk on wine served at their attempted celebrations of the Eucharist.
D.F. Watson states it plainly in The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels in his article, Wine , when he says, “All wine mentioned in the Bible is fermented grape juice with an alcohol content. No non-fermented drink was called wine .”
Wine traditionally is the central symbol for transformation. Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives. Wine is a mirror held up to nature.
Jesus at the age of twelve accompanies Mary and Joseph, and a large group of their relatives and friends to Jerusalem on pilgrimage, “according to the custom” – that is, Passover. On the day of their return, Jesus “lingered” in the Temple, but Mary and Joseph thought that he was among their group.
Jesus came to John the Baptist while he was baptising people in the River Jordan. As soon as Jesus was baptised , he came up out of the water. Heaven was opened and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. Then a voice said from heaven, “This is my own dear son with whom I am pleased.”
The Healing of Malchus was Christ’s final miracle before his resurrection. Simon Peter had cut off the ear of the High Priest’s servant, Malchus, during the scene in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus restored the ear by touching it with his hand.