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COURTESY OF ATIKA SCHOOL
PROPHET AMOS - KCSE CRE NOTES
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:
D. 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