CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO ISSUES RELATED TO WEALTH, MONEY AND POVERTY
Ql. Explain the biblical teaching on wealth
Q2. Discuss the biblical teaching on acquisition and use of wealth
Q3. Explain ways in which people misuse wealth in Kenya today
Q5. Give ways in which Kenyan Government is alleviating levels of poverty
Q6. State the factors that have contributed to high levels of poverty in Kenya today
Christian Approaches To Leisure: And the Use and Abuse of Drugs
Ql. Identify five (5) reasons why the taking of alcohol as a way of spending leisure is condemned
Ql Write down 5 ways in which modern Christian use their leisure time
Q4. Identify ways in which Christians can overcome temptations to drug abuse
Q6. What factors have contributed to the misuse or leisure in Kenya today?
Q7. State the factors that have led to the misuse of drugs in Kenya today
Christians Approaches to Work
Ql. What is work?
Work means any human activity, be it manual, intellectual or both
Q2. List any six reasons why people work
Q3. List some of the factors that have changed the attitude towards work in the modern society
Q6. Why has child labour become common In Kenya?
This s the employment of children on a full time basis
Q8. What can the Government do to reduce unemployment in Kenya?
Q 5. What is the Christian teaching on responsible sexual behavior?
Q6. List the different types of irresponsible sexual behavior
Q8. State the effects of irresponsible sexual behavior
The Family Review Questions
Q5. State the different types of families
Ql. Explain the Traditional African understanding of marriage
Q3. What is the Christian teaching about marriage?
Q5. Why are many people opting for celibacy instead of marriage today?
Christian Ethics Questions
Ql. What is the meaning of Christian Ethics?
Male/Female Relationships Questions
Ql. Explain seven Christian teachings on male/female relationships
Human Sexuality Questions
Ql. Explain the Traditional African understanding of human sexuality
The Christian View on the Effects of Modern Science and Technology on the Environment (Pollution, Desertification)
In Genesis 1, man was given the responsibility of taking care of the environment
Ways of taking care of the environment
Pollution and Its Effects
Its Introduction Into the environment of substances or energy that is liable to cause hazards to human health, harm to living resources and ecological systems.
In simple terms pollution Is the contamination of the environment
Substances that cause pollution are called pollutants. Some of the pollutants Include:-
Types of pollution
This is the Increase of substances in water in excess of its rightful chemical components thus makIng it unsuitable for human, animal or plant use
Presence of contaminants in the atmosphere caused by
Land pollution is any physical or chemical alteration to land, which causes change in its use and renders it incapable of beneficial use without treatment
This is slow encroachment of desert - like a condition to land that was previously productive making it desolate, uncultivated and uninhabitable. Human activity accelerates creation of deserts
Causes of deserts
Human activities that lead to desertification are:-
Solutions to Desertification
Land can be restored through the following ways;
b. Blood transfusion
c. Organ transplant
d. Genetic engineering
e. Plastic surgery
It’s a Greek word, which means an easy and painless death. It is ‘mercy killing’ ending a person’s life so as to alleviate them from experiencing pain. It's practiced with the sick person’s knowledge, it is involuntary when its practiced against or without the sick person’s consent
It's done by
Science — subject field that deals with a systematic study of our surroundings and behaviour of materials in the universe It is based on observation, experimentation and measurement.
Technology — application of science to achieve desired objectives
Environment — our surroundings — both natural and human made i.e. mountains, lakes, land, forests, animals, buildings, flowers etc
Positive and Negative Effects of Science and Technology
Ways science and technology has improved human lives
Negative effects of science and technology
Transformation is to completely change the attitude, character, and well being of the society
a) Christian participation in the social life
b) Christian's participation in the political life
c) Christian participation in economic life
d) The Church-State Relationship
The government and the church interact at various levels and in different areas
However the church differs with government on various issues such as
Social disorder is a state of confusion or lack of order in the society
Causes of Social Disorders
Discrimination is unfair treatment discrimination is on basis of
Causes of discrimination
Inequitable distribution of wealth and resources
Tribalism — discrimination on basis of ethnic group
Crime — an offence against state, normally settled in court. Its antisocial behaviour causing disorder
Causes of crime (Why people commit crime)
2. Public distrust for law enforces
3. Lack of parental guidance
4. Wide gap between the rich and the poor
5. Greed for power, money
7. Drug and substance abuse
1) Rehabilitation for drugs users / abusers
2) Punishment for offenders of crime
Forms of punishment
- Payment of fines
- Corporal punishment
- Being assigned community work
- Being placed under house arrest
- Learning in approved schools, Juvenile homes
Equitable distribution of national resources
Some of the practices that promote law, order and justice are-
a) Punishment of offenders
People who committed offences such as stealing, murder, witchcraft were punished through death, curses, paying heavy fines etc. this promoted law, order, justice
b) Installation of rules, kings, chiefs, elders
They were installed to maintain law, order and to execute justice in their areas of jurisdiction
Approaches to Law, Order and Justice
"[Hosea 9:9] They have sunk deep into corruption, as in the days of Gibeah. God will remember their wickedness and punish them for their sins"
"[2 Peter 2:20] If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning"
How christians use life skills to tackle corruption
Life skills are abilities, which enable a person to face the challenges of life in an effective way. They are:-
This is a process of identifying the best alternative to overcome a challenge encountered. Often decisions we make do not only affect us but those around us.
Steps to decision — making
"[2 Peter 1:4] Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires"
Fighting against bribery and corruption
Consequences of corruption and bribery
Christian can respond by
Affluence — having a lot of material possessions and a luxurious standard of living. Poverty is a state of lack of the basic necessities
Illegal means of acquiring wealth include fraud, grabbing public land, selling narcotic drugs etc.
Factors that have contributed to poverty
Measures to eradicate Poverty
A. Fair distribution of wealth / resources
Teaching on wealth
Christian teaching on poverty
Careful management of resources, finances, income and expenditure of a family, a business enterprise, community or a country. The economy of a country is to be well managed if it has the ability to meet the social economic needs of her members. Development - it’s measured by the healthy of its economy in the provision of health, education, housing, sanitation, employment longevity of life, decrease of maternal and child mortality
Use of money as a means of exchange in economic activities e.g. banking, investment, insurance, payment of goods and services.
Reasons for money introduction
Impact of the introduction of money economy in traditional African society
Poverty was viewed as punishment or curse for wrongdoing. Other causes of poverty according to African Traditional Society were: -
-Places that were communal include grazing land, rivers, and watering places
-Laziness was ridiculed through songs, riddles and proverbs.
a) Wealth: — accumulation
Examples of currencies in the world are
Causes of poverty
Drug abuse has become a global problem. Remedies or solutions include:-
Christian criteria for Evaluating the use of Leisure
Criteria — criterion —is a principle or standard for judging something.
How does a Christian determine whether a certain leisure activity is lawful, acceptable before God — criteria for evaluating the use of leisure
EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL
Effects of drug abuse
Drug abuse poses danger to the health of a person, affects family, society in general
Effects of drug abuse are:-
A drug is any substance which when taken may alter or cause changes in the normal functioning of the body.
Types of drugs
Cocaine from coca leaves
Importance of leisure Leisure is necessary in various ways
Uses of leisure
Leisure can be used for:-
Misuse of leisure today
Leisure time can be misused through various activities e.g.