POPULATION STUDIES IN FRANCE AND DENMARK PROVIDE STRONG SUPPORT
These studies are not artificial designs, but tracked large natural populations in France and Denmark
10 to 15 years. High confidence is warranted. Several daily glasses of red wine give 30-50% better health and mortality.
The French study, 1978-1983 – “To evaluate prospectively the effect on mortality of wine drinking in Eastern France,
we conducted an analysis on 34,014 consecutive middle-aged men coming for a comprehensive health appraisal between 1978 and
1983.” This was published in the March 1998 peer reviewed, science journal Epidemiology.
A Web search for, Alcohol and mortality in middle-aged
men from eastern France, Serge Renaud, Nancy France, and wine should locate documenting articles.
CBS 60 Minutes aired advanced information it called “The French Paradox”
in November 1991.
“A moderate intake of wine (2-5 glasses per day) was
associated with a 24-31% reduction in all-cause mortality, a proportion that was similar for smokers, ex-smokers,
and nonsmokers.” This is for ALL CAUSES and for DAILY USAGE. Women’s usage is about
1 glass less.
Also, wine gave much better
cardiovascular (CDH) health than other alcohol drinks. ONLY wine correlates to
about 30% lower “all-cause mortality” rates.
Denmark study, 1976-1988– A Web search for Copenhagen City
Heart Study and Elisabeth Holmgren should find the documenting articles. “One of the first in-depth
beverage-specific studies in a non-Mediterranean country, this landmark Danish study examined the association between intake
of different types of alcoholic beverages and mortality in 6,051 men and 7,234 women aged 30-70 years at 10-12 years follow-up
between 1976 and 1988.
The results showed that the mortality risk decreased
steadily with an increasing intake of wine. For wine drinkers, death rates from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease
were reduced by over 50%, and death by other causes was reduced by 20 to 50%, beginning at one drink per day compared to abstention……
Our finding, that only wine drinkingclearly reduces both the risk of dying from
cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease and the risk of dying from other causes," wrote Morten Gronbaek, M.D., and
colleagues in the British Medical Journal (1995; 310: 1165-1169), "suggest that other more broadly acting
factors in wine may be present. Antioxidants and flavonoids, which are presumed to prevent both coronary heart disease and
some cancers, may be present in red wine."
The study noted that during
the past 15 years mortality from coronary heart disease had declined about 30% in Denmark. This statistic coincided with the
opening of the European market, resulting in a dramatic increase in wine consumption in Denmark, "which, in accordance
with our findings, may have contributed to the decline in death from coronary heart disease," the researchers stated.”
Note that “all causes” and “only wine” are
mentioned. The other studies are consistent with these studies.
BIBLE - RED WINE IS DELIBERATELY ORDAINED BY GOD, IN HISTORY, TO REPRESENT
CHIRST’S BLOOD, TO VIRTUALLY BE CHRIST'S BLOOD.
In the New Testament (NT) book of John chapter 2, below, Jesus Christ plainly asserts HIS
TIME is JUST like getting good wine. This is his FIRST recorded miracle;
it is a WEDDING.
IS marriage to Jesus! The context makes it clear the wine is real; AND the
best wine comes last. “God made wine that makes glad the heart of man”
(Psalm 104). How fitting Jesus provides wine and joy at a wedding in his first miracle!
The New Testament, Book of John, chapter 2:1-11:
1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana
of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews,
containing two or three firkins apiece.
7 Jesus saith
unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that
was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called
10 And saith unto him, Every man at
the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good
wine until now.
11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus
in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
In Genesis 14, in the Old Testament, Abraham, God’s
great man of faith, returning from military victory is met by mysterious Melchizedek, King of Salem and Priest of the Most
Melchizedek brings forth bread and wine. The New
Testament book of Hebrews says, “Christ is a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
Abraham had believed God, and God reckoned
or, imputed righteousness for salvation unto him and likewise to all future believers, who believe God. New
Testament believers also embrace his appointed Redeemer, Jesus Christ. See Romans chapters 3 thought
The Bible makes clear that God demands qualified,
innocent blood payment, to ransom sinners from his judgment.
IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC FACTS AND THE BIBLE AGREE TOGETHER. God
deliberately made the anaerobic bacteria and their very complex chemical process that inescapably turns grape juice to wine!
This cannot be an accident. Pasteurization
thwarts and stops the fermentation process. The official name for fermentation is anaerobic respiration.
Our CONSCIOUSNESS – what
a wondrous miracle of God’s special creation – obviously not a chemical accident! The Bible is right, we
are living souls - body, soul, spirit. Our spirit scans our mind and communicates to our soul of things
we need to know.
Read in the New Testament -- (1Cor2: 11). We say an idea “pops”
into our head; but, really, our human spirit scans our minds and informs us – God’s special creation! New research tools always reveal an astonishingly more complex world than previously thought. The
growing realization of the mind-boggling complexity in the natural world proves the theory of evolution wrong!
Our own computer information systems are like God’s,
genetic system, only his is much more sophisticated. Coded systems are always painstakingly made, never accidents.
Low estimate for animal species on earth is 10 million, high is 100 million. These species all have codes in the millions
or billions of letters, (base pairs).
evidence confirms the Biblical truth of Noah’s Flood. Massive coal beds are found world wide, where
enormous quantities of vegetation were rapidly amassed and buried, before rotting. Gas, oil, chalk, limestone,
sedimentary rocks, etc., are best explained by Noah’s Flood. Sedimentary rocks are rock particles
cemented together into rock. This cementing does not happen today; it was unique to Noah’s Flood.
Dead animals rot or get eaten by scavengers.
THEY DON'T FOSSILIZE!!! So, billions of fossils are unique to Noah’s Flood; fossilization
is a rare, “chemical replacement” process.
Biblical Flood account in Genesis 6-8 is true world history; not a folk story!
the Biblical principle of First Mention -- WINE – Noah the grape farmer (see Genesis chapter 9). Yes,
he over did it, but is never faulted for this. Noah was on board the Ark a full year.
It was no Carnival Cruise! He escaped God’s
terrible judgment! The flood was God’s terrible warning shot!
God put us earthlings on NOTICE! First mention of wine’s joyful
use is occasioned by Noah’s joy in deliverance. Saint Peter (1Peter 3) likens Noah’s Ark to
Christ’s eternal deliverance for believers.
is inseparable from the joyous occasion of God’s deliverance. An Internet
search for “red wine, health” will find hundreds of articles - the overwhelming majority pointing to a vast array
of wine's great health benefits, from daily use of several glasses of red wine.
In the battle for the people’s minds let us proclaim that wine’s benefits can only be deliberate.
God publicly commemorates Christ’s Blood!
RED WINE IS, BY GOD'S MAKING, THE VIRTUAL BLOOD OF CHRIST!!!
It must be stated, the Bible warns us to avoid overdoing alcoholic beverages. See Proverbs 20, 23 and other passages. However, God has NOT
put a stumbling block in our way.
An interesting article appeared on the Department of Veterans Affairs web site My Health evet.
In Addiction and Spiritual Therapy, Chief Chaplain Michael Pollitt, D.Min, BCC, CAC, makes it clear that the spiritual dimension is the great,
neglected area in treatment of drug and alcohol problems. It is the empty, unfulfilled, purposeless, lives
that tempt people to fill that void with drugs or alcohol.
intimate relations with God can provide the true, meaningful, and satisfying fulfillment for our souls.
But much of Christianity is so dumbed-down, with pat answers,
and only superficial education and knowledge.
If we combine testimony and physical evidences like on jury duty, as has been sighted above, then Christianity becomes
extremely lively and absorbing.
become “the truth” instead of just “religion.” One finds the “God who
is real,” and he will overpower our idols with a life of deep meaning, challenge, and true happiness.
Sadly, many churches have abandoned the proper use of wine at
Communion and use grape juice instead.
churches, like Christ Reformed Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA, are now going back to wine! See Christ Reformed Church.
Pasteurization, the Temperance movement
and Darwinism combined to form the perfect storm!
the late 1800s Pasteurization was introduced. This made possible the stopping of the natural and automatic fermentation
of grape juice. Before the passage of modern liquor laws, cheap alcohol was
a real problem, but now, appropriate laws and restrictions exist which handle many problems. Prohibition
was tried in the United States, with bad results.
wrongly led many to believe the Bible was unreliable in many areas, and thus, grape juice could reasonably be substituted
for wine. True science, archaeology and secular history have shown the Bible to be highly reliable. God ordained
regular wine, on ONLY red wine to be the virtual blood of Christ.
Throughout history and society wine has always symbolized joy, which is extremely appropriate
to symbolize Christ's complete payment for sin, and our free salvation.
Grape juice symbolizes absolutely NOTHING!!! -- it's use is a terrible farce.
As noted above, the rise of our modern computer information systems in obvious juxtaposition,
or side by side comparison to God's genetic information systems shows to every candid mind that ours is a specially
But, Darwin and Evolution have run amok for some 150 years and
have deceived many into thinking the Bible is unreliable.
the Bible shows Jesus Christ ordained bread and wine for communion, just as Melchizedek brought bread and wine to Abraham,
the great example of faith.
But, Darwinism has lulled many folks into thinking the Bible cannot
be taken as plain truth, and that we may substitute grape juice.
Not so. God is deliberate in his ordination of bread and
wine as his created, historically ordained, and developed, and chosen, virtual realities, of communion at the Lord’s
The use of anything other
than wine, at Christian communion, IS rejection of Christ's blood, symbolically.
God is specific. He ordained wine ONLY to be, virtually, Christ's
no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities. ~ Saint Paul to Timothy, 1Ti 5:23.
Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance. ~ Benjamin Franklin
think it is a great error to consider a heavy tax on wines as a tax on luxury. On the contrary, it is a tax on the health
of our citizens. Good wine is a necessity of life for me. ~ Thomas Jefferson
is the most healthful and hygienic of beverages. ~ Louis