|The way of the righteous is drunk and slutty
||[May. 18th, 2004|11:52 pm]
Today I found myself in a Safeway restroom, with nothing to read except The Watchtower, which had been left behind on the top of the toilet. Flipping through it, I came to this non sequitur. I am retyping the whole paragraph, without omission. The page before this one has an illustration captioned "Righteous Lot and his daughters were preserved."|
Jehovah's Word is alive- Highlights from the book of Genesis- II
19:30-38- Did Jehovah condone Lot's getting drunk and fathering sons by his two daughters?
Jehovah condones neither nor drunkenness. (Leviticus 18:6, 7, 29; 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10) Lot actually deplored the "lawless deeds" of Sodom's inhabitants. (2 Peter 2:6-8) The very fact that Lot's daughters got him intoxicated suggests that they realized he would not consent to having sexual relations with them while he was sober. But as aliens in the land, his daughters felt that this was the only way to prevent the extinction of Lot's family. The account is in the Bible to reveal the relationship of the Moabites (through Moab) and the Ammonites (through Benammi) to Abraham's descendants, the Israelites.
"Mommy, why is this dirty story in the Bible?"
"So you'll know the relationship of the Moabites to the Israelites."