My question is about the "wine" used in the Lord's Supper. Should we use real wine, or just juice made from grapes? In my church we used to drink real wine, but we changed for grape juice to help brothers who have chemical problems (addictions, alcoholism). Since Christ and the apostles used wine in the Lord's supper, shouldn't we use the same? -- Christian (Santiago, Chile)
I think we should use real wine, as in the New Testament. But to also offer nonalcoholic wine is a good idea, and fulfills the principles of 1 Corinthians 8-10 (sensitivity to our weaker brothers).
So if a church is using the standard communion trays, why not make the inner holders for grape juice, and the rest of the holders for wine. Good idea?
See also Q&A 0362.