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In this episode, Pastor Richard answers a question about the use of grape juice for communion. Did Jesus use grape juice? Where did grape juice come from? What should alcoholics do? http://www.pastormattrichard.com/2012/08/what-led-to-grape-juice-being-used-in.html Around the Word Devotions (http://www.whatdoesthismean.org/devotions.html) Rightly Divided Daily Meditation Blog (https://rightlydividedbible.wordpress.com/) Questions about the Lutheran Ninja Clan and WEtv’s goals? Watch this video: […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry… The post Lightning Cut: I Find Your Lack of Wine…Disturbing appeared first on Worldview Everlasting.
Dear WE: A question was brought up in my Theology class about the use of grape juice in the place of wine. Is it actually incorrect, and if so, is there anywhere in Scripture I can use to defend it? Thanks, H. Dear H: The historical roots of using grape juice in the place of wine are actually not rooted in theology but rooted in a man named Thomas Welch. Permit me to explain by sharing an excerpt from Craig Parton’s book, “The Defense Never Rests:” “The development of pasteurized grape juice by Thomas Welch as a substitute for Communion wine is well documented. Welch, a pietistic, temperance-minded nineteenth-century Methodist, pioneered what is today a $650 million-a-year grape juice business, . . . Read All
John 2 “Wedding at Cana” with guest Rev. John Lukomski of St. Paul/Trinity Lutheran Churches in Southern Illinois.
“Wine & the Word: Savor and Serve” by Kurt Senske.
I’ve been told that the element in The Lord’s Supper does not matter as long as it is “fruit of the vine” as the original texts state. Why do many LCMS churches insist on wine? Why do others make exceptions? ~R Dear R, We cannot really respond as to why some congregations make exceptions and use elements other than wine (or at least diluted wine) without seeking answer to that question from them directly. When Jesus says “fruit of the vine” he means “wine.” There was no such thing as grape juice because they had no refrigeration. Any grapes crushed into juice were going to be wine because fermentation in that climate would have started almost immediately. Grape juice didn’t . . . Read All
Thus says the Lord: “You drink wine by the bowlful and use the finest lotions, but you do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.“ (Amo 6:6 NIV) and St. Paul concludes: “Do not look to your own interests but each of … Continue reading →. . . Read All
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the s…
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; (Eph 5:18 KJV) The drunkard is not capable of leading a careful and prudent life as a Christian. You don’t need the Holy Spirit to … Continue reading →. . . Read All
“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills, and I will bring … Continue reading →. . . Read All
When it comes to the practice of Holy Communion many churches use grape juice as opposed to wine. Is the blood of Christ given through grape juice as it is wine? For those who believe Communion symbolizes something, this is not an issue for symbols are shadows which deliver nothing. However, should you rightly confess from Scripture that Holy Communion delivers the gifts of Good Friday to us, namely the body and blood of our crucified and risen Lord, then the question becomes acute: does grape juice contain and deliver the forgiving blood of Christ just as wine does? It is always good to begin with the Catechism which nicely teaches that the phrase, “fruit of the vine” means wine, . . . Read All