Wine on the Day of Pentecost

On Pentecost, when the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, onlookers said, "These men are drunk with new wine" (Acts 2:13). The Greek word here is gleukos, which was either new unfermented wine or "must," a sweet boiled non-alcoholic grape juice. These onlookers were mocking the devoted disciples by saying, "They are drunk on grape juice." This indicates that the disciples were known for their abstinence of alcohol! How is it that we should not follow their pointed examples?

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