“..wine that makes glad the heart of man..”
“Thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before theLord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household”
“…use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities.”
1 Tim. 5:23
Miller, Samuel – Letter on temperance of alcohol, 1836, p. 23, 2 pp.
Williamson, G.I. – ‘Wine in the Bible and the Church’ 1976 40 pp. The last page contains a helpful comparative chart
Price, Greg – ‘The Bible and Alcoholic Beverages’ 1995 58 paragraphs
This article is excellent, though his church association, the RPNA, who are modern day, sectarian Steelites, is highly warned against for their spiritually dangerous separatism.
Wilson, A.M. – The Wines of the Bible: an Examination and Refutation of the Unfermented Wine Theory 1877 380 pp.
See Charles Spurgeon’s favorable review of this book here.
“Having been a teetotaler for more than thirty years, his [the author’s] personal habits, associations, and sympathies have all been in favor of the unfermented theory; but the facts encountered in the present investigation, have constrained him, reluctantly, to conclude that, so far as the wines of the Ancients are concerned, unfermented wine is a myth.”
West, Jim – Drinking with Calvin and Luther! A History of Alcohol in the Church Buy 1998 216 pp. with a beer and wine guide at the back of the book.
Gentry, Kenneth – God Gave Wine: What the Bible Says About Alcohol Buy 2000 182 pp.
McDurmon, Joel – What Would Jesus Drink? Buy 2011 145 pp.
Whittington, Brad – What Would Jesus Drink: What the Bible Really Says About Alcohol Buy 2011 164 pp.
“Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.”
“No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.”
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy… commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.”
1 Tim. 4:1-5