Does Lot’s drunkenness prove that Christians approve drinking?
Those sentences which are colored in orange are from Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati book Satyarth Prakash (The Light of Truth) and those which are colored in black are Jerry Thomas’s response.
"Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lied with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the first born went in, and lay with her father; let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. Thus were both daughters of Lot with child by their father." (19:32 – 34, 36)C. The vices of the Christians and others who are addicted to drink – the wicked drink that has degraded men and women so much that even a father and his daughters have not escaped from being guilty of misconducting themselves with each other – know no bounds. Good people, therefore, should not even think of drinking wine.
Answer: This is merely a report of an evil incident. A report does not constitute a law. The law of the Holy Bible clearly prohibits drunkenness and fornication.
Let me provide one citation out of the many to prove that.
Ephesians 5:18-21 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.”
Ephesians 5: 2-5 “And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
Now let us turn our attention to the Vedic morality.
Soma- liquor was not just drunk by priests and deities; it was even adored and worshipped.
Out of the many Soma hymns (particularly in Rig Veda 9), I just give one to prove my point of the drunkenness that prevailed during the Vedic times.
Rig Veda 9: 10
“1. LIKE cars that thunder on their way, like coursers eager for renown, have Soma-drops flowed forth for wealth.
2 Forth have they rushed from holding hands, like chariots that are urged to speed, like joyful songs of singing-men.
3 The Somas deck themselves with milk, as Kings are graced with eulogies, and, with seven priests, the sacrifice.
4 Pressed for the gladdening draught, the drops flow forth abundantly with song,the Soma juices in a stream.
5 Winning Vivasvān's glory and producing Morning's light, the Suns pass through the openings of the cloth.
6 The singing-men of ancient time open the doors of sacred songs,—men, for the mighty to accept.
7 Combined in close society sit the seven priests, the brother-hood, filling the station of the One.
8 He gives us kinship with the Gods, and with the Sun unites our eye: the Sage's offspring hath appeared.
9 The Sun with his dear eye beholds that quarter of the heavens which priests have placed within the sacred cell.