St. Paul on wine

“Stop drinking water – rather drink a little wine for the stomach ailments that you’ve been getting” St. Paul the Apostle.

I have half a theology degree – which isn’t as dangerous as it sounds – so I am inclined to believe everything that St Paul says. In this, his first letter to Timothy, Paul addresses the topic of wine – presumably red wine.

The message seems clear and straightforward to me.  However, I think I may keep on drinking a little wine to prevent stomach ailments before I get them.  As the bible says “The Lord helps those who help themselves“. No wait, that’s not in the bible – I should have completed that B.Th.

Here is what we are drinking this week. A Monastrell from Spain for $11 which hits the perfect balance of fresh and rustic for your mid-week bible study.

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2 responses to “St. Paul on wine

  • Brother in Spain

    I finished the theology degree AND I’m in Spain where your Monastrell comes from. Acting on the Biblical principle, “When in Rome do like the Romans” I might try to find a Monastrell this weekend.

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