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JESUS' FIRST MIRACLE
The Apostle John recorded (John 2:1-11) that turning water into wine at a marriage feast in Cana of Galilee was the beginning of miracles which Jesus did.
Unbelievers have argued that he could not have instantly produced real wine using only pure water because there was not sufficient time for fermentation. Such immature reasoning! Perhaps these people should tell us how long it takes water to ferment. Besides, a miracle is defined as that which does not conform to natural laws. In a miraculous (unnatural) transformation the natural process of fermentation cannot be a factor.
The issue of intoxicating influence of this wine is too complex for comment in this brief article. Whether or not the wine had alcoholic content, the governor of the feast was highly complimentary of its quality, giving strong credence before numerous witnesses that indeed a miracle had been performed.
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