Chapter Nine Christian Approaches to Law, Order and Justice
Ql. State ways in which Christians can promote unity/peace in the society
Christian Approaches to Selected Issues Related To Modern Science, Technology and the Environment
Ql. How can modern Christians evaluate scientific and technological discoveries?
Q2. Why is the church in Kenya opposed to plastic surgery?
Q3. How have science and technology improved human life?
Q4. What are the consequences of science and technology in our society today?
CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO ISSUES RELATED TO WEALTH, MONEY AND POVERTY
Ql. Explain the biblical teaching on wealth
Q2. Discuss the biblical teaching on acquisition and use of wealth
Q3. Explain ways in which people misuse wealth in Kenya today
Q5. Give ways in which Kenyan Government is alleviating levels of poverty
Q6. State the factors that have contributed to high levels of poverty in Kenya today
Christian Approaches To Leisure: And the Use and Abuse of Drugs
Ql. Identify five (5) reasons why the taking of alcohol as a way of spending leisure is condemned
Ql Write down 5 ways in which modern Christian use their leisure time
Q4. Identify ways in which Christians can overcome temptations to drug abuse
Q6. What factors have contributed to the misuse or leisure in Kenya today?
Q7. State the factors that have led to the misuse of drugs in Kenya today
Christians Approaches to Work
Ql. What is work?
Work means any human activity, be it manual, intellectual or both
Q2. List any six reasons why people work
Q3. List some of the factors that have changed the attitude towards work in the modern society
Q6. Why has child labour become common In Kenya?
This s the employment of children on a full time basis
Q8. What can the Government do to reduce unemployment in Kenya?
Q 5. What is the Christian teaching on responsible sexual behavior?
Q6. List the different types of irresponsible sexual behavior
Q8. State the effects of irresponsible sexual behavior
The Family Review Questions
Q5. State the different types of families
Ql. Explain the Traditional African understanding of marriage
Q3. What is the Christian teaching about marriage?
Q5. Why are many people opting for celibacy instead of marriage today?
Christian Ethics Questions
Ql. What is the meaning of Christian Ethics?
Male/Female Relationships Questions
Ql. Explain seven Christian teachings on male/female relationships
Human Sexuality Questions
Ql. Explain the Traditional African understanding of human sexuality
The Christian View on the Effects of Modern Science and Technology on the Environment (Pollution, Desertification)
In Genesis 1, man was given the responsibility of taking care of the environment
Ways of taking care of the environment
Pollution and Its Effects
Its Introduction Into the environment of substances or energy that is liable to cause hazards to human health, harm to living resources and ecological systems.
In simple terms pollution Is the contamination of the environment
Substances that cause pollution are called pollutants. Some of the pollutants Include:-
Types of pollution
This is the Increase of substances in water in excess of its rightful chemical components thus makIng it unsuitable for human, animal or plant use
Presence of contaminants in the atmosphere caused by
Land pollution is any physical or chemical alteration to land, which causes change in its use and renders it incapable of beneficial use without treatment
This is slow encroachment of desert - like a condition to land that was previously productive making it desolate, uncultivated and uninhabitable. Human activity accelerates creation of deserts
Causes of deserts
Human activities that lead to desertification are:-
Solutions to Desertification
Land can be restored through the following ways;
b. Blood transfusion
c. Organ transplant
d. Genetic engineering
e. Plastic surgery
Exodus 20:13 “You shall not murder"
Christian's view on Euthanasia
Christians are opposed to euthanasia for several reasons such as
Alternatives to blood transfusion
This is a form of genetic engineering. It’s a creation of genetically identical copy of a human being, human cell
Reasons for advocating human cloning
Science — subject field that deals with a systematic study of our surroundings and behaviour of materials in the universe It is based on observation, experimentation and measurement.
Technology — application of science to achieve desired objectives
Environment — our surroundings — both natural and human made i.e. mountains, lakes, land, forests, animals, buildings, flowers etc
Positive and Negative Effects of Science and Technology
Ways science and technology has improved human lives
Negative effects of science and technology
Transformation is to completely change the attitude, character, and well being of the society
a) Christian participation in the social life
b) Christian's participation in the political life
c) Christian participation in economic life
d) The Church-State Relationship
The government and the church interact at various levels and in different areas
However the church differs with government on various issues such as
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