What are the differences between the Jewish and Traditional African practices of circumcision? - KCSE 2016 CRE PAPER 1
The following are some of the reasons why the Bible is considered as a form of a library
Human Authors (2 Peter 1:20-21)
The literary forms used in the writing of the Bible
Outline the reasons why the Bible is referred to as a Library (kcse 2016)
The background of prophet Amos
The call of Amos
Visions of prophet Amos
1. The vision of locusts
The main teachings of prophet Amos
a) Social justices and responsibilities
The Israelites forgot their responsibilities to the covenant demands. There was rampant social injustices committed by the rich rulers, court officials and more others
The injustices condemned by Amos
b) Hypocritical religion in Israel Amos condemned the following hypocritical worship which was demonstrated by Israelites.
c) Judgement and punishment against Israel and other nations Prophet Amos pronounced severe God’s punishment and judgment to Israel and her neighboring nations.
The punishment will be as follows:
E. Nature of the punishment that would befall Judah and Israel
ii. Nature of the punishment that would befall Judah and Israel
Repentance and hope
God promised the people of the Israel many things if they repented their sins.
The Day of the Lord
Concept of the Day of the lord originated from Israelites political suffering.
According to them the day of the lord would intervene and restore them back to the lost glory.
Concept of the day of the lord
The day of the lord from Amos teachings
Revision questions on Prophet Amos
The following are the reasons why Samuel was unwilling to choose a king;
State six reasons why Samuel was against kingship in Israel.
Reasons why Samuel was against kingship in Israel.
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Background to King Saul’s reign
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The importance of David as an ancestor of Jesus Christ
Promises God made to David through Prophet Nathan
In 2 Sam 7:9 – 16 is a summary of the divine promises made to David by God. These are as follows;
The immediate fulfillment of these promises was seen in the reign of King Solomon, David’s son and successor.
David as an ancestor of Jesus Christ
Questions on topic
King Saul’s failures/ weaknesses
Lessons learnt from king Saul’s failures
State six lessons Christians learn from the failures of King Saul.
Lessons Christians learn from the failures of King Saul
Importance of covenants in modern life
Approaches to Law, Order and Justice
Types of laws
Types of statutory laws
C. Justice — treating others the way they deserve in relation to the law. Its administration of rightful dealings in a fair manner according to their actions. A just society follows rules and administers legal action to those who offend others or disobey rules. Justice means treating people the same way without discrimination.
Importance of Law, Order and Justice
Rights and duties of Citizens
Who is a Citizen? -- person who is a member of a state, kingdom, empire. A person who has full rights as a member of a country by birth, descent, registration, naturalization. What are Rights? -- legal claims that one is entitled to from the government
What is a Duty? -- ones responsibility to the government
Examples of Rights
Examples of Children's rights
Duties of citizens (responsibilities)
Questions you will most likely meet in an examinations
1. State reasons why it is important for Christians to promote law, order and justice in society today.
2. State seven practices that promote law, order and Justice in traditional African society
3. State ways in which the church is helping to reduce crime in Kenya
Traditional African Practices And Biblical Teaching on Law, Order and Justice, that Promote Law, Order, Justice
TRADITIONAL AFRICAN PRACTICES THAT PROMOTE LAW, ORDER, JUSTICE
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
c) Administration of oaths
-Administered by specialists and are used as a method of establishing and maintaining law and order
d) Making of covenants
-Covenants were made if there was a conflict between two communities. They would promise to live in peace and harmony
e) Observing of taboos and customary law
-Taboos were prohibitions. Those who went against taboos were severely punished
f) The kinship system
-defined how people related one to another
g) Rites of passage
-ensured customs, laws were adhered to
h) Religious practices
-such as praying, singing, sacrificing and giving of offerings had the effect of maintaining order
Biblical Teaching on Law, Order and Justice
How God initiated Law, order, and justice