- Jesus was divine /son of God/Messiah. - Jesus had power over Satan/temptations. - He was obedient to his Father. - He was ready for his mission. - He was well versed with scriptures. - He knew temptation comes from the devil as he told the devil to leave him. 18. (a) The reasons why the missionaries translated the Bible into African languages are:- o Make evangelization effective o They wanted Africans to understand the scripture easily o Translation made it possible for missionaries to learn African languages o They wanted to use the translated Bible as their resource text in missionary education o They wanted to keep abreast of the changes in the world o The missionaries wanted to indigenize Christianity and make it adaptable to local situations and cultures (Any 5= 5x1=5mks) (b) Ways in which translation of the Bible into African languages led to African mass evangelism:- o The ability of African to read and interpret the Bible into their own languages contributed to development of independent churches which attracted any to Christianity
o As Africans read the Bible in their own local languages, they participated more actively in church affairs o As Africans read the Bible in their vernacular and understood it’s content many embraced Christianity o Missionaries knowledge of local Bible enabled them to preach to more Africans as communication was not a problem o The missionaries were able to appreciate African culture. This removed suspicion between the two and more people were attracted to Christianity. o Africans were able to have a better understanding of God’s word as they could read and interpret it on their own o Translation promoted revival movements and these were used to preach to more people 19. Teachings of Jesus on the cost of discipleship o Self denial/suffering/prosecution o To forego family commitment for Jesus’ sake o To leave everything (wealth/material) and follow him o Should be ready to serve and not be served (humility) o Ready to loose life/die o Love enemies o Practice charity/sharing o Practice Christian virtues/values o Ready to be rejected/mocked/opposed preach/condemn without fear/stand for truth 13. The parables and miracles of Jesus 1. (a) Healing of the paralytic o As Jesus was teaching, a paralytic man was brought to him. o The man was brought to Jesus from the roof top as a result of the huge crowd that had surrounded Him. o Jesus didn’t cure the man immediately but told him that his sins were forgiven o The Pharisees and scribes who were there saw this idea of forgiving sins as blasphemy o They argued that only God could forgive sins o Jesus told the man to rise, take his bed and go home through it was on a Sabbath day o This made the Pharisees and teachers of the law to be annoyed and they began to discuss among themselves what they should do to arrest Jesus (5 x1 = 5mks) (b) Reasons why Jesus had conflicts with the Jewish leaderswere:- o They were spiritually blind and did not understand His mission o They felt threatened because Jesus had become popular among the people.
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