Although a Baptist, I have never been able to understand most Baptist's views on drinking wine. Some churches even write it into their 'rules' for membership in the church. I know the Bible teaches us that Pastors should not drink wine or any alcohol beverage at all and that deacons should be able to drink a little but not very much. Some Baptist churches don't even use wine in communion and I feel that's a little sacrilegious as Christ certainly drank wine and one of his last statements to His disciples was that he would not drink wine again until He could drink it with them in His kingdom. I can find nothing in Scripture to say we shouldn't drink wine unless we occupy a position as cited above. Wine is good for your health, raises your HDL cholesterol and as Paul told Timothy, it is good for your stomach. Most cardiologists will tell you that a glass of red wine a day is good for your heart——so what is the big problem with most Baptist churches and wine? Drinking wine or alcohol to excess is certainly wrong but then eating to excess is just as wrong so that means fat people are in the same category as drunks as far as doing something to excess is concerned. I'm guilty of eating to excess and I would like to correct that but I will never be guilty of drinking to excess.