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END OF TERM 3 2022
(a) Name eight historical books in the Old Testament. (8mks
(b) Outline the reasons why the bible is referred to as a library. (5mks)
- It contains many books.
- The books were written by different authors.
- It has different categories of books/division.
- The books are written in different styles/forms.
- The books in the bible address different issues/topics/purpose.
- The books were written for different audience/readers.
- The books are systematically arranged/order/chronological.
(c) Give five occasions when Christians use the bible. (7mks)
- When preaching the word of God (crusade/church sermons.
- When in court.
- When instructing new converts/conducting bible study.
- During different Christian religious ceremonies/festivals.
- When teaching Christian religious education.
- When composing songs/plays/Christian literature.
- During fellowships/prayers/guidance/counseling.
- During a swearing in ceremony.
- (a) State the effects of the translation of the Bible into African local languages. (6mks)
- bible translation has the led to the development of the African languages
- it has led to the spread of the word of God to many people
- through the translations people are able to apply the bible teachings in their lives
- it has contributed to improve literacy levels among Africans
- it has led to emergence of African independent churches/ schools /African leadership
- it has contributed to the numerical growth of the church/ expansion of the church membership
- it gives people an opportunity to analyze the bible in relation to their cultures
- the translation of the bible has made Africans to incorporate their cultural practices into Christian worship
- it has enhanced the development of printing press/bookshops/creation of jobs
- it has made people to carry out research in African beliefs/practices
- it has led to creation of jobs
b) Outline the first creation account. (6mks)
- 1st day- light and darkness
- 2nd day- sky
- 3rd day- land sea and vegetation
- 4th day – sun moon and stars
- 5th day – birds and sea creatures
- 6th day – animals and human beings
- 7th day – rest/ abbath
c) Identify four differences between the Jewish and Traditional African practices of circumcision. (8mks)
- In the jewish community circumcision is only for the male child whereas in African traditional practices it is for both male and female
- Among the jews circumcision is performed on babies eight days old whereas in the African traditional communities it is done during adolescence
- In African communities it is a sign of courage while in jewish community it is a sign of covenant with God
- In African communities it is a communial practice whereas among the jews only members of the family participate
- In traditional African communities the initiates take up of responsibilities while among the jews the initiates are too young to take up any responsibility
- (a) Describe the call of Moses(Exodus 3:1-22) (8mks)
- Moses was looking after his father in law’s sheep at mount Sinai
- An angel of the lord appeared to him in a burning bush which was not getting consumed
- Moses turned to see the bush God called his name out of the bush
- Moses responded to God by saying, “ Here I am.”
- God commanded Moses not to move near/ to remove his shoes because the place was holy
- God revealed Himself to Moses as the God of his ancestors
- Moses hid his face/ was afraid of looking at God
- He told moses that he had seen the suffering of his people in Egypt/ had come to deliver them/wanted to send moses to Pharaoh to release his people
- Moses was reluctant to be sent to Pharaoh/ God promised to be with him
- Moses sought to know the name of the God who was sending him/ God revealed himself as , “I am who I am”
- God told Moses to go and gather the elders of Israel/ tell them God’s message about their deliverance
- Moses was told to go with the elders of Israel to pharaoh to ask for their release from Egypt
- God promised to perform wonders to compel pharaoh to release the Israelites
- The Israelites will get favor from the Egyptians / will get jewelry
b) Explain six effects of idolatry in Israel during the time of Prophet Elijah. (6mks)
- There was persecution/ hostility towards Yaweh’s prophets/ people
- Baal prophets/ prophetesses were brought to Israel
- There was corruption/ social injustices/ people rejected the covenant way of life
- Israelites practices syncretism/ mixed the worship of Yaweh with Baaal
- There was drought in Israel for three years as a divine curse on the nation
- Israel lost its identity as a nation of God’s people
- A contest was held at mount Carmel to prove who was the real God
- Elijah fled the country/ was sustained by God’s power during the time of the drought
- God’s punishment for baal worshippers/ they died by the sword
c) State six ways in which Christians identify themselves in the society of idolatry. (6mks)
- Through the sign of greeting
- Through their dress code
- Through putting on some praying objects like rosary
- Through some written marks on their vestments
- Through making of signs e.g. the sign of cross
- (a) State Isaiah’s prophesy concerning the Messiah. (8mks)
- the messiah would be born of a virgin
- he would be called Emmanuel
- he would be a wonderful counsellor
- he would have an everlasting kingdom
- he would rule with justice
- he would be humble
- he would be rejected
- He would suffer for the forgiveness of sins of many people
- He would succeed in his work
- He would be filled with God’s spirit
b) Outline the events that took place on the night Jesus was born. (6mks)
- When Jesus was born his mother wrapped him in swaddling clothes
- She placed him in a manger
- An angel appeared to the shepherds in the region to tell them of the birth of the savior
- A great company of heavenly hosts/ angels appeared singing praises to God
- The shepherds decided to go to Bethlehem
- The shepherds saw the baby
- They spread the news about the baby to other people
- The shepherds returned praising God
- There were shepherds watching over their flock at night
- The angel gave a sign on how to identify the baby
c) Outline six reasons why Christians undergo baptism. (6mks)
- It enables them to become children of God
- Enables one to become a member of the Christian community
- Enables one to receive the power of the holy spirit
- Enables them to identify themselves with Christ
- Symbolizes that one has died and resurrected with Christ, leaving the old sinful nature.
- One receives complete forgiveness of sins through baptism
- Prepares Christians for the kingdom of God
- Unites Christians as members of the body of Christ which is the church
- Symbolizes the obedience to Jesus’ teaching
- Acts as an outward sign of their inner faith ass it is done publicly
- It’s a sign of a new covenant with God
- (a) Narrate the story of the raising of the widow’s son at Nain(Luke 7:11-17) (8mks)
- Jesus went to the city of nain accompanied by his disciples
- At the gate of the city he met people carrying a dead man
- The dead man was the only son of the widows
- The widow was accompanied by a large crowd
- Jesus felt pity for the widow
- He touched the coffin in which the body lay and told the dead man to raise
- The dead man rose and began to speak
- Jesus gave the man to his mother
- The people were filled with fear
- The people glorified the lord
- Jesus fame spread in Judean in the surrounding region
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c) Give five qualities of a true disciple as taught by Jesus. (5mks)
- Persevere in the face of persecution, those who endure this suffering will receive the gift of eternal life
- Unwavering faith in Jesus- true disciples had to give absolute faith
- Love for enemies- the disciples were to have agape love by loving their enemies
- Obedience to Jesus’ teachings- the disciples were expected to be obedient by accepting the lordship of Christ
- Implementing of Jesus’ teachings- the disciples were expected to bear good fruits
- Exercise good fruits before judging others
- Doing what Jesus taught