In elders quorum class yesterday, we had a discussion on the Word Wisdom. At one point, someone said he just tries to follow Jesus’s example, and since Jesus lived the Word of Wisdom, he would too.
I pointed out that Jesus drank wine. He countered by saying that it was “new wine”. I responded by saying that was a myth.
I mean for Pete’s sake. Why must we project our current practices on biblical figures? Seriously, why does it matter whether Jesus drank wine or not? The Word of Wisdom is a modern invention (very modern if you consider how long it’s been a requirement); it did not exist in Jesus’s time.
There is nothing wrong with accepting the fact that Jesus drank wine.