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Liberal Bible versions say Jesus made Alcoholic Wine at the Wedding Feast!

Did Jesus make alcoholic wine at the wedding feast? Is so, is that an excuse for Adventists or other Christians to drink alcohol? But did He create alcoholic wine at the wedding feast or was it something else? Here is what two liberal Bible versions say, including the very popular NIV.
John 2:10 (New International Version)
10and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now."
“Too much to drink” obviously infers too much alcohol. Leaving the reader to believe Jesus made alcoholic wine.
John 2:10 (NRSV)
and said to him, ‘Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.’
This one in my view is even worse, making it very clear Jesus made alcoholic wine, in which he did not! This would assign sin to Jesus as well, calling down His own curse upon Himself:
Hab 2:15 Woe to him that gives his neighbor drink, that put your bottle to him, and make him drunken also, that you may look on their nakedness!
However we know Jesus never made alcoholic wine, he made grape juice at the wedding feast.
John 2:10 (AKJV) And said to him, Every man at the beginning does set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but you have kept the good wine until now.
This only means they drank a lot of grape juice, so Jesus made more.
The wine which Christ provided for the feast, and that which He gave to the disciples as a symbol of His own blood, was the pure juice of the grape. To this the prophet Isaiah refers when he speaks of the new wine "in the cluster," and says, "Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it." Isa. 65:8. {DA 149.3}
It was Christ who in the Old Testament gave the warning to Israel, "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." Prov. 20:1. And He Himself provided no such beverage. Satan tempts men to indulgence that will becloud reason and benumb the spiritual perceptions, but Christ teaches us to bring the lower nature into subjection.
So it is easy to see the damage cause by these liberal versions in regards to those who think Jesus made alcoholic wine at the wedding feast. Only God knows the real results from the change in His Word

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