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:*and because he absolutely would never promote the sin of drunkenness in the celebration of a wedding feast by providing more than 100 gallons of ''intoxicating'' wine, as distinctly different from ''non-intoxicating'' new wine (John 2:1-11).
:The fundamentalist position is clear, that the very use of wine with ''any'' degree of alcoholic content would therefore immediately constitute a sin of drunkenness the moment it touched the lips, "''the fatal first step''".
::('''KJV texts—''' [ Genesis 9:20-27]; [ Leviticus 10:9-10]; [ Judges 13:4], [ 7], [ 14]; [ 1 Samuel 1:13-16]; [ Proverbs 4:16-17]; [ 20:1]; [ 23:20], [ 29-35]; [ 31:1-7]; [ Isaiah 5:11], [ 22-23]; [ 28:7-8]; [ Jeremiah 35:5-8]; [ Ezekiel 44:21]; [ Daniel 1:8-20]; [ Hosea 4:11]; [ Habakkuk 2:5KJV]; [ Habakkuk 2:5 RSVCE] [ 2 Maccabees 15:39]; [ Acts 2:13-15]; [ Romans 14:21]; [ Ephesians 5:18]; [ 1 Timothy 3:2-3], [ 8-9]; [ Titus 1:7]; [ 2:3]; [ 1 Peter 4:3-5]),
:The fundamentalist conclusion, that the sin of drunkenness is inextricably linked to wine, leading ''always'' to poverty, crime, disease, insanity and death, is the basis of the doctrine that the production of alcoholic wine by the sinless Jesus would have involved him in providing immediate opportunity for serious sin. Christian fundamentalists who demand total abstinence teach that what Jesus miraculously produced was fresh grape juice, "the best wine, the good wine", and they assert that no Jew ever got drunk on the wine provided at any Jewish marriage feast, and that being "full of new wine" did not mean being drunk with alcohol but only "full to satiety" (satiated, filled to the full, fully satisfied, unable to consume any more). No one ever became drunk by drinking too much grape juice. (However, grape juice consumed in excessively large amounts does have a strongly laxative effect, usually resulting in episodes of diarrhea.)
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