The teaching of the early church on the use of wine and strong drink
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The teaching of the early church on the use of wine and strong drink by Irving Woodworth Raymond

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Published by Columbia University Press, P.S. King & Son, Ltd. in New York, London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Temperance.,
  • Christian ethics -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Irving Woodworth Raymond.
SeriesStudies in history, economics, and public law, ed. by the Faculty of political science of Columbia University,, no. 286
Classifications
LC ClassificationsH31 .C7 no. 286
The Physical Object
Pagination170 p.
Number of Pages170
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6703869M
LC Control Number27015284
OCLC/WorldCa3930274

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Early Church Fathers Book of Revelation: Early Church Fathers and History Early Church Fathers View Military Service Early Church Fathers Military and War Palestine in the Ancient World Christian use of Candles in Worship Christians and Pagan Influences Sabbath Day Worship Baptismal Practices in the Early Church Constantine - Sol Invictus. Wine in the Ancient World. The use of alcohol is an issue which finds a good amount of disagreement in the Church. Some denominations use wine in the celebration (eucharist) of Holy Communion, while others will only use unfermented grape juice. Some hold strongly to total abstinence, while others see nothing wrong with a moderate use of alcohol. The Bible book of Proverbs is filled with warnings against indulging in wine and strong drink (see Proverbs ; ; ; ). Wine mocks those who use it (see Proverbs ) and rewards them with woe, sorrow, strife, and wounds without cause (see Proverbs , 30). “In the end it [wine] bites like a snake and poisons like a. The church should never condone or allow that first step by teaching it’s permissible to drink a little wine. Rather, the church should uphold the clear position of the Word of God, knowing that Jesus is the Word made flesh and come to dwell among us.

The Church promoted the use of wine. During the chaos and decay of the Dark Ages it maintained vineyards and knowledge of winemaking. Indeed, monks spent time improving both vineyards and winemaking. Wine in early Christianity enjoyed strong acceptance. Wine and Christianity . Hence, the Scripture says, “Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for the stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.” (I Timothy ). Wine was a disinfectant. A constructive warning is expressed in Proverbs , “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”. When the Nazirite Can Drink Wine: In the book of Numbers God distinguishes between grape juice and wine. A worshipper would show a special dedication to God for a time by taking the vow of the Nazirite, when "he shall separate himself from wine neither shall he drink any grape juice" (Num. ). Wine and strong drink are not to be consumed at work, but after work when one relaxes and rejoices in what God has done through one’s labors (Gen. ). The priests never drink wine in God’s presence for vocational and symbolic reasons, just as they are never allowed to sit down.