Water Turned to Wine

There is some debate about when Jesus created wine from water.

Did Jesus really create wine for some party?!?

What does the Bible say about wine?

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
- Proverbs 20:1 (KJV)

As it turns out the word "wine" can be in two states:

  • Fermented (alcohol)
  • Unfermented (grape juice)

Whether wine is fermented, or unfermented, can only be determined by the context.

For example, Noah clearly got drunk:

And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
- Genesis 9:21 (KJV)

So this clearly was fermented wine.

Unfermented wine is actually recommended in the Bible:

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
- 1 Timothy 5:23 (KJV)

Drinking fermented wine can easily lead to sin, and the Bible would never recommend it, so wine here must refer to unfermented wine.

So, back to our original question. Would Jesus create fermented wine for some party?!?

No, absolutely not.

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