From: Steven Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Apr 20 1998 - 11:13:36 EDT
That was a very humorous and strategic snip of my posting :-)
(illuminating too - I had better examine myself!)
At 14:59 20/04/98 +1000, Ward Powers wrote:
>If there is this implication, may I enquire for the evidence for this?
None, I admit that Matt 26:29 does not indicate the form
of the fruit of the vine: wine, grape juice, or grape
I'll also admit there is NOTHING in the Greek that says
teetotalism is wrong. I never would even suggest there was.
1Tim5:23 confuses me because fruit juice is the last thing one
should drink in case of *tropical* stomach upsets, but whether
that was also the case in the mediterranean in the 1st Century
I don't know. ITim4:4 would certainly include grape juice.
And finally I admit that there is no indication whatsoever that
they all smoked cigars after the last supper...
...but it doesn't say they didn't either :-)
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