How could the apostles be accused of getting drunk on new wine?

How could the apostles be accused of getting drunk on new wine?

Scripture: Acts 2:13
How could the apostles be accused of getting drunk on new wine? You can't get drunk on grape juice. The passage indicates they were "mocking" the disciples.

Prophets and Kings (ASI Version) by Ellen White

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Caller:  Yeah everyone I have another one, something you've touched on many times before with Old wine and new wine.  Acts 2:13, referring to...

Pastor Doug:  ...on the day of Pentecost when they thought they were drunk?

Caller:  Yeah it says these men are full of new wine and I didn't think you could get drunk on new wine or on grape juice.

Pastor Doug:  Well you can't.  They were saying this here facetiously.  Now Acts 2, which verse were you looking at, 13?

Caller:  13.

Pastor Doug:  Yeah.  They're teasing.  You know a lot of people used to say, 'Well I'm not drunk. I was drinking new wine.'  And so here they're saying it mockingly:  'They're full of new wine.'  See what I'm getting at?

Caller:  Ok, I get it. Yeah.

Pastor Doug:  So there's sarcasm in there.  You can't really take that as a literal statement but mockingly.

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