iv. The translated version was referred to as septuagirit. v. The Greek translation had additional six books commonly called the Deutro – canonical books. vi. The New Testament was first written in Greek, a century after the death of Christ. vii. In the 4 th century, the entire Bible was translated into Latin. viii. The easier version of the Latin bible was done by great scholar, called Jerome it was called the vulgate. ix. The first English version was done by John Wyclife from England. x. In 1611, the Authorized version of the English Bible was written through an order King James I. xi. The Revised Standard Version (RSV) was done between 1881 -1885. xii. The early missionaries to E.A started the translation of the Bible into local languages in the 19 th century. xiii. Most of the through the work of the Bible society of Kenya. c) 6 ways in which Christians can use the Bible in their evangelization ministry i. Read the bible to others ii. Bible used for instructing and teaching new converts iii. Used for preaching and teaching on different issues. iv. It’s the main text in teaching and learning CRE in schools and Colleges v. Christians hymns are composed from the bible. vi. Christians translate the bible into local languages. vii. It’s used in oath taking/making promises so that they take the work seriously. viii. Many Christians books, pamphlets, magazines and other writings quote Bible passages to reinforce their teaching/messages. 5. (a) Ways in which Christians use the Bible to spread the good news i. Christians read the Bible to others ii. Bible is used for instructing and teaching new converts on Christian doctrine iii. Used for preaching & teaching on different on different issues iv. Bible is used as the main text book in teaching and learning of Christian Religious Education in schools and Colleges v. Used as a reference book in general search of knowledge vi. Hymns are composed from the Bible vii. Christians distribute Bibles to individuals to read the word of God viii. Christians translate the Bible into vernacular so that many people can read and understand un their own language b) 7 problems which church leaders encounter in their work of evangelization i. Lack of money and resources to meet the needs ii. Lack of acceptance by some Christians i.e. education iii. What they teach may make them unpopular i.e. politicians iv. May be working in hostile environment, where they suffer from diseases and harsh weather v. Poor infrastructure and inaccessibility vi. Some people may not be ready to forgive church leaders when they make mistakes vii. Lack of co-operation from church members/ leaders viii. May suffer stress/ depression ix. May face harassment from civil authorities x. May face temptations from worldly pleasures
xi. Too much demand on their time 6. 7 reasons why reading the Bible is important to Christians) i)Provides moral and spiritual guidance ii) Helps discover the will of God/ discover the mid of God iii)A way of communicating with God iv) Helps understand Christian doctrines v)Gives guidance vi) Source of consolation
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