Some debates continue which should have been laid to rest centuries ago. For example, at the Communion Table, should we use actual wine or not? (no disrespect intended to traditions which continue to debate this issue).
I also understand the wisdom for an alternative to recovering alcoholics who come to the Lord’s Table.
When I realized that I had no grape juice for Communion, I went to my Roman Catholic colleague for wine (he had used it the week before when I had used grape juice).
Before I administered the cup, I notified those in attendance that it was real wine. But what difference does it make, whether wine or grape juice, as long as when we eat the bread and drink the cup, we are proclaiming the Lord’s death until he returns?
From my perspective, as a Southern Baptist, it absolutely makes no difference, as long as we receive the elements by faith, as though eating the body and drinking the blood of our Lord Jesus.