Friday, January 24, 2020

Should Churches Use Wine Or Grape Juice In Communion?

        -Churches in New Testament times undoubtedly used wine for communion in observing the ordinance of the Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 11:20-22).
        -Either wine or grape juice is acceptable for use in communion, since both are derived from the same source: grapes (Matthew 26:26-29).
        -The juice extracted from the grapes is a part of God's creation. So is the fermentation process of that juice. All things created by God are to be received with thanksgiving because they are good (Genesis 1:31; 1 Timothy 4:4).
        -The ultimate question that needs to be answered is not whether the contents of the communion cup are grape juice or wine, but rather are we as individuals partaking of that cup in a worthy manner (1 Corinthians 11:27-29)?