Luke 5:39 John MacArthur

John MacArthur is one who feels Believers should desire the New Wine and not just be content with the Old Wine. I must say I agree with him because I’ve seen how hard is is to take the religion out of people and give them the gospel.  The whole sermon is worth reading or listening to but this is just the portion that covers the Wine

The Uniqueness of the Gospel by John MacArthur

Jesus then gave a third and final illustration, it’s really sad. Verse 39, “And no one after drinking old wine wishes for new, or he says the old is good enough.” That’s just a simple little example. Take somebody whose been drinking the same kind of wine for years and years and years and you come along and say, “Ah, I’ve got a brand new kind here for you.”

“Nah, no, I’ll stick with my old favorite. I don’t want to…”

“Well the new one promises…it’s got new technique, new flavor…”

“No, no, I’m happy with my old.”

Jesus looked at those Pharisees and said, “You’ve been drinking that old wine of Judaism so long, you have absolutely no interest in the gospel.”

It’s really true. People who have been in religions for a long time are very comfortable. They cultivate their taste for that tradition. They cultivate their taste for that experience. And Judaism had become mellowed and settled by centuries of experience and mounting, increasing tradition until it was so much a part of the fabric of their life they couldn’t even see themselves in any other way. They were Pharisees and scribes to the death. They were self-satisfied. They had grown comfortable with their heresy, like old men who have been drinking a certain wine all their life and were not at all interested in a new one no matter what it may have promised by way of delight and pleasure. …   Continue reading


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