I did a search on this topic here and didn't find the information I am seeking, so if this topic has been addressed before, please forgive my bringing it up again. I was taught that the wine referred to in the bible (such as the wine Jesus made from water) was really only grape juice and wasn't alcoholic. I can't find any scripture that supports this teaching however. Does anyone here know if the word for wine in the original scriptures differed from scripture to scripture? For example, was the word for wine in John 2:9 different from the word used for wine in Eph. 5:18? What I am wondering is, if they are the same, then how can you be "drunk with wine" if it was really only grape juice? I would welcome any other comments on this issue especially if you can clarify why anyone would teach that the wine Jesus made was not really wine at all, but grape juice. I am not searching for justification for drinking here as I really dislike the taste of alcohol. I am just bothered by the thought that people would teach something the scriptures don't support because they don't like the simple truth (not referencing anyone here). I have always been taught that that is wrong, so any clarification on this issue is welcomed.