What is new wine?

Isaiah 65:8…Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster,

New wine is simply grape juice or fruit juice straight from the grape cluster on the vine. A cluster of grapes are non-fermented fruit and their juices are considered as “new wine” in Bible language.

Non-alcoholic juice from the grape is called new wine in the Bible. New wine is not intoxicating. New wine will not alter the sober mind. New wine was used in the “Jewish Passover”. Jesus drank this type of juice at the last supper.

People today automatically assume all wine to be intoxicating. To the contrary. Intoxicating wine was also Biblically termed as “strong drink”. Wine that went through the fermentation process was called “old wine”. Old wine is not grapes in the cluster. Old wine is made from grape juice and the fermentation process – way beyond the period of natural grape juice produced while grapes remain in the cluster on the vine.

Isaiah 65:8…Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster,

Drinking intoxicating wine is a mockery to God. Strong drink is raging because it “alters” a sober mind. New wine is harmless to the sober mind.

About rickroehm

Since 1988 I’ve been writing and doing service for the Lord. It all began in 1987 after a personal walk began with the Lord. This personal walk with the Lord I speak of turned into extensive Bible studies and later evolved into blogging in early 2000. At present I write, author, and publish several different sites on the Internet. My Blogs contain a vast library of Theological writings, teaching videos, and preaching audios that currently go around the globe for the cause of Christ. I write at Christian Blessings on Wordpress, Holy Hubert Lindsey Group on Facebook, Churches on Trial at Google, publish You Tube videos, record sermons at holy.sermon.net, etc. I also pastor a Church called the Upper Room in Williamsburg, Ohio . My secular Blog called Southwestern Ohio Fishing on Wordpress is where I write about experiences with my son and fishing partner Chad where we together enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty mixed with Father God’s creation. At Southwestern Ohio Fishing Blog I also publish favorite recipes for those who enjoy eating and cooking as much as this writer does. Thanks for sharing your time and life with this writer at the Blogs. Here's more access to my ministry and fishing Blog if you'd care to check them out further. Bible Truth Christian Blessings Holy Hubert Group Facebook Churches on Trial Hubert Lindsey YouTube videos The Upper Room Southwestern Ohio Fishing Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! God Bless!
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5 Responses to What is new wine?

  1. Steve H Hakes says:

    But sweet wine (γλευκους: Ac.2:13) was surely alcoholic, for the taunts assumed that the disciples were drunk on it?

  2. rickroehm says:

    Matt 9:17…Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

    It is still the custom, in the eastern countries, to make their bottles of goat skins: if these happened to be old, and new wine were put into them, the violence of the fermentation must necessarily burst them; and therefore newly made bottles were employed for the purpose of putting that wine in which had not yet gone through its state of fermentation.

    Fermentation causes new wine to create alcohol. Alcohol causes men to get drunk and lose sobriety. Fermentation is a process that converts new wine into strong drink. Noah accidentally became drunk “after the flood” because his grape juice or fruit of the vine turned to alcohol. The flood caused fermentation. Fermentation caused alcohol to make “grape juice” become strong drink. Even his righteous children would not look upon his naked body. Genesis 9

    Here’s a picture of wine becoming fermented in the Bible. It shows how fruit of the vine which later turns to strong drink… “alters” man’s thinking

    Prov 23:31-33…Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

    The Bible teaches the distinction between new wine and old wine. Old wine is fermented and termed as “strong drink”. New wine is not strong drink and termed as “new wine” in many cases. Wine in the Bible is not always fermented wine. New wine is not fermented and contains no alcohol. Even Doctors today will agree the medicinal value of grape juice or fruit of the vine is equivalent to that of fermented wine.

  3. ptl2010 says:

    Does the Bible teach about drinking wine?

    Rom 14:21–“It is good neither to eat flesh, nor drink wine, nor anything whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.”

    It is good not to drink wine.

    Eph 5:18–“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.”

    We are told to be filled with the Spirit instead of trying to get high on wine.

    1Tim 3:8–“Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre.”

    Not give to much wine must be taken in Scriptural use not according to worldly consumption. There is no Scriptural practice of casual drinking of wine either with meals or at times of social fellowship. The next verse gives us the only New Testament authority for use of wine.

    1Tim 5:23–“Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.”
    This was written to Timothy not to the Church. It can be applied to the Church but was not so the intent of Paul. Timothy had a stomach problem that drinking wine as a medicine was acceptable. We do not know what his stomach disorder was. All we know is Timothy was told to drink a “LITTLE” wine for his stomach sake. This is hardly a scripture to use for the right to drink wine at meals or in times of social fellowship. He was also told to use wine for his infirmities. Some think this means he is to drink it. This is false, there are infirmities that are external where wine is used as an antiseptic. The good Samaritan poured wine into the wounds of the Jew who fell among thieves. These wounds were infirmities. One thing is here noted: Paul did not authorize use of wine for any other purpose. Thus, a person in need of wine as Paul prescribed was not to be “given to wine.” Which means not to over-do the use beyond its medicinal purpose. Drinking wine with meals and in social fellowship is not for medicinal purpose.

    Titus 1:7–“For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre.”

    Here is a wonderful thing to note: Bishops are not to drink wine. Men who desire this office have a requirement to abstain from wine. Many novices and Ministers who covet the office of Bishop should not be going around seducing unstable souls to drink wine.

    Titus 2:3–“The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things.”

    Here is a text most who drink wine do not honor. This text does not give open freedom to drink wine. It gives “aged” women this right and again, I believe the use of wine is in its Biblical order and for medicinal purposes.

    Surely as children of Christ Jesus we are to have the mind of Christ and not the mind controlled by alcohol.

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