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The Blood of the New Testament

The Blood of the New Testament

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The partaking of the Lord's Supper is an important part of the faith of the New Testament Church. However, there are questions concerning what beverage was in the cup. Was the symbol Jesus used for His blood wine or grape juice? Whatever Jesus used as the symbol was identical with that which the Jews in that age used in observance of the Passover. In observance of the Passover, the Jews were commanded to put away all leaven out of their houses (Exodus 12:15). It has been said that fermented wine could not be used at Passover because it contains leaven and leaven is forbidden. Because no leaven was to be used is the very cause wine SHOULD be used. Grape juice is full of leaven and is what causes fermentation. Fermentation is the process by which all leaven is purged out of the grape juice. That which causes fermentation in wine is the yeast cells which collect naturally on the skins of the grapes, and is comparable or equal to leaven. Leaven is foreign to the nature of wine. Fermentation is but the latent energy of the juice nature to throw this leaven off, where it settles to the bottom of the vessel as the dregs so as to leave the wine pure and clear, fitted to drink as a symbol of the Saviour's pure blood.
The partaking of the Lord's Supper is an important part of the faith of the New Testament Church. However, there are questions concerning what beverage was in the cup. Was the symbol Jesus used for His blood wine or grape juice? Whatever Jesus used as the symbol was identical with that which the Jews in that age used in observance of the Passover. In observance of the Passover, the Jews were commanded to put away all leaven out of their houses (Exodus 12:15). It has been said that fermented wine could not be used at Passover because it contains leaven and leaven is forbidden. Because no leaven was to be used is the very cause wine SHOULD be used. Grape juice is full of leaven and is what causes fermentation. Fermentation is the process by which all leaven is purged out of the grape juice. That which causes fermentation in wine is the yeast cells which collect naturally on the skins of the grapes, and is comparable or equal to leaven. Leaven is foreign to the nature of wine. Fermentation is but the latent energy of the juice nature to throw this leaven off, where it settles to the bottom of the vessel as the dregs so as to leave the wine pure and clear, fitted to drink as a symbol of the Saviour's pure blood.

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 The Blood of the New TestamentWine or Grape Juice?"And as they were eating, Jesus took read, and lessed it, and roke it, and ga!e it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat this is my ody# And he took the cup, and ga!e thanks and ga!e it to them, saying, $rink ye all of it for this is my lood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins# But % say unto you, % will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the !ine, until that day when % drink it new with you in my &ather's kingdom( )*atthew +-+.+/0# The partaking of the 1ord's 2upper is an important part of the faith of the New Testament 3hurch# 4owe!er, there are 5uestions concerning what e!erage was in the cup# Was the symol Jesus used for 4is lood wine or grape 6uice? Whate!er Jesus used as the symol was identical with that whichthe Jews in that age used in oser!ance of the 7asso!er# %n oser!ance of the7asso!er, the Jews were commanded to put away all lea!en out of their houses )89odus :+-:;0# %t has een said that fermented wine could not e used at 7asso!er ecause it contains lea!en and lea!en is foridden# Becauseno lea!en was to e used is the !ery cause wine 24<=1$ e used# Grape 6uice is full of lea!en and is what causes fermentation# &ermentation is the process y which all lea!en is purged out of the grape  6uice# That which causes fermentation in wine is the yeast cells which collect
 
naturally on the skins of the grapes, and is comparale or e5ual to lea!en# 1ea!en is foreign to the nature of wine# &ermentation is ut the latent energyof the 6uice nature to throw this lea!en o>, where it settles to the ottom of the !essel as the dregs so as to lea!e the wine pure and clear, tted to drink as a symol of the 2a!iour's pure lood# 1ea!en was foridden in all o>erings to the 1ord y re )1e!iticus +-:: -:@0# 4owe!er the drink o>ering which was poured out o!er the re was 2T<NG W%N8 )Numers +/-@ :;-;, @, : $euteronomy C+-C/0# This strong wine like all wine, used after fermentation, was drawn o> or separated from the dregs so that not e!en the dead lea!en killed in the fermentation process was poured out on the sacrices# 2o, any lea!en that was in the original unfermented grape 6uice ne!er came upon the sacrices# Therefore according to Bilical denition, wine $<82 N<T contain lea!en# Dittel's  Theological $ictionary of the New Testament )DT$NT0, !olume ;, page :+ states-"W%N8 is specically mentioned as an integral part of the 7asso!er meal no earlier than Juilees EF-, ut there can e no dout that it was in use long efore#"Dittels T$NT, !olume C, page @C+, @CC reports-"The Jewish 7asso!er of the time, according to Jewish sources, especially 7es# : and features of the Jewish rite conrmed y the NT, the course of the 7asso!er at this period was as follows- The meal was to take place on the e!ening of the :Eth Nisan in Jerusalem# At least : persons had normally to e present# When the meal has een prepared, those participating took their places at the tale# The head of the house opened the feast with two lessings, rst for the festi!al and then of the W%N8- Blessed e Thou,  Hahweh our God, Ding of the world, who hast created the &=%T <& T48 I%N8#" The %nternational 2tandard Bile 8ncyclopedia, !olume :, page :; states- "<ther details in the synoptics characterie the 2upper as a 7asso!er- it was a lengthy and well prepared meal it took place at night the disciples reclined
 
at the tale )*ark :E-:/0 and drank W%N8 the whole meal closed with an act of praise#"4asting's $ictionary of the Bile, !olume C, page :E/- "3hrist took the two simplest and most uni!ersal representati!es of sustaining food, read that strengtheneth man's heart, and W%N8 that makethglad the heart of man, and employed them as the uni!ersal representati!es of spiritual foods, of his ody roken and his lood poured out# 4is loyal followers ha!e from the rst retained these#"Alfred 8dersheim, The Temple- %ts *inistry and 2er!ices, states-KThe use of W%N8 in the 7aschal 2upper, though not mentioned in the 1aw, was strictly en6oined y tradition# According to the Jerusalem Talmud, it was intended to e9press %sraels 6oy on the 7aschal night, and e!en the poorest must ha!e Lat least four cups, though he were to recei!e the money for it from the poors o9 )7es# 9# :0#( The 7asso!er was not held in the season for grape 6uice to e fresh# There was no way of keeping the 6uices from fermenting# 7asteuriation, the process used today to keep 6uices from fermenting, was not used until :/F# 2ome ha!e een misinformed y Bile commentaries which tell of an "ancient custom" of storing grape 6uice under streams and in deep wells for thirty days to keep it from fermenting# This recipe comes from 3ato the 8lder)+CE M :EF B#3#0, $e Agri 3ultura :+-: which states-K%f you wish to keep grape 6uice mustumO through the whole year, put the grape 6uice mustumO in an amphora, seal the stopper with pitch, and sink in the pond# Take it out after thirty days it will remain sweet the whole year#(&irst of all it is not clear how reliale 3atos recipes are# 3ato claimed that caage was the cure.all for septic wounds, cancer, and other diseases# 3ato also stated that the cure for any dislocation was to split a green reed down

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