The pastor is doing a series on alcohol. His morning message I agreed with since it was on drunkenness. However his evening message I did not, since it was on Total abstinence. I noted most of his arguments for such a view were outside scripture. I have emailed the pastor some objections two of which are here. "Wine, especially the red variety, has been studied extensively over many years with impressive findings suggesting it may promote a longer lifespan, protect against certain cancers, improve mental health, and provide benefits to the heart" (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265635.php). Psalm 104:14–15 (ESV) 14 You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth 15 and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man’s heart. However I need your help. The one objection I did not raise was the view that wine in the Bible times was only 2% alcoholic and would require lots of drinking to get drunk on. This is a common Baptist View and I could use help in refuting it, thanks.. Note while most Baptist Churches argue for Teetotalism, let it be noted that there are some Reformed Baptist Churches that use wine in communion. I am referencing the book God Gave wine by Kenneth Gentry. PS- Before you jump to conclusions the pastor did ask for objections which he will address sunday.