Unfortunately the second chapter of John is used and interpreted for all the wrong reasons. This text is frequently used as a battleground over whether Christians are able to drink alcohol. The apostle John did not include this story about Jesus turning water to wine so that we could argue over the Christian use of alcohol. Rather, the next three chapters of this gospel, beginning in chapter 2, will show Jesus fulfilling and surpassing Judaism. This is critically important for understanding this section of John’s gospel properly.
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