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CRE140601-1MS

CRE140601-1MS
CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PAPER 1
TIME: 2 ½ HOURS

Marking Scheme
1. (a) Write the five poetry books in the Bible (5 marks)
– Job

– Psalms
– Proverbs
– Songs of Solomon
– Ecclesiastes 5 x 1 = 5 marks

(b) Why is the Bible referred to as the word of God and yet it was written by beings (8 marks)
– Authors were inspired by God
– It portrays the nature and character of God
– Contains words written by God himself i.e. the ten commandments
– Contains words spoken by God himself i.e. let there be light
– When reading the bible we ‘hear’ God speaking to us
– The bible contains the history of salvation through Jesus Christ
– It contains messages of people such as the prophets who were sent by God
– It also contains predictions and prophecies which got fulfilled
– The bible narrates the actions of God and his dealings with mankind he created the universe, his
dealings with Israelites 8 x 1 = 8 marks

(c) Show seven ways in which Christians can use their talents to spread the word of God (7 marks)
– Those good in public speech can be used to preach in open air markets
– Good artists can draw cartoons and charts
– Good actors can act biblical scenes
– Writers can write poems
– Talented singers can sing to attract listeners
– Musicians can compose Christian songs
– People with wisdom can plan outreach missions
– Prayerful people can be used in intercession prayers and performance of miracles 7 x 1 = 7 marks

2. (a) Describe the making of the Sinai Covenant between the Israelites and God (7 marks)
– Moses made an altar at the front of Mt Sinai supported by 12 pillars to represent 12 tribes of Israel
– Young men sacrificed some oxen
– Moses took half of the blood of animals and put it in basins
– Half of the blood of animals was thrown to the altar
– Moses read the book of the covenant to the Israelites
– The people made promises that they would obey
– Moses took the blood in the bowls and threw it on the people
– Moses said “ this is the blood of the covenant which the Lord made with you” 7 x 1 = 7 marks

(b) State EIGHT ways in which God cared for the Israelites in the wilderness (8 marks)
– Guided them in form of pillar of fire at night and cloud during the days
– Enabled them crossed the red sea on dry path
– He killed per suing Egyptians soldiers
– Gave them manna and quails
– Gave them water
– Healed them from snake bites
– Helped them defeat desert tribes i,e Amalekites
– He gave them law ( 10 commandments)
– He forgave them sins after it breaking the Sinai covenant
– He gave them leaders i.e. Moses, Joshua 8 x 1 = 8 marks

(c) Give 5 ways in which errant members are rehabilitated in churches today (5 marks)
– Guidance and counseling
– Preaching forgiveness to them
– Denied some privileges e.g. pastors demoted / sacrament / holy communion
– Visit them
– Pray for them / intercede
– Assist the materially weak 5 x 1 = 5 marks

3 (a) Outline six promises that God gave to King David through Prophet Nathan (6 marks)
– To let David’s son to be the one to build a temple for him
– God promised to keep David / his descendants to sit on the throne who would establish an everlasting kingdom/ messiah
– God promised to establish an everlasting David’ s kingdom
– God promised to make David’s name great / famous
– He would bless David / his descendants
– One of his sons would become king after him 6 x 1 = 6 marks

(b) State SEVEN ways in which David promoted the worship of Yahweh in Israel (7 marks)
– David conquered city of Jerusalem from Jebusites and made a religious centre
– He honoured God by bringing covenant box from Baalah in Judah to Jerusalem in a great celebration and sacrificing
– He initiated the building of the temple for the Lord
– He often consulted God’s prophets i.e. Nathan
– He obeyed God always
– He composed and sung many songs of praise
– He openly danced in joy for the Lord
– He had great faith in God killing Goliath
– Whenever he sinned he always repented
– He advised his son and successor to always obey God 7 x 1 = 7 marks

(c) Write ways in which Christians enhance true worship of God today (7 marks)
– Praying for God’s guidance
– Seeking guidance and counseling from church leaders on how to worship
– Reading the bible / relevant Christian literature
– Living exemplary life
– Giving of tithe and offerings
– Repenting / forgiving each other
– Avoiding rebuking one another in public during preaching
– Attending Christian confessions / conferences and seminars
– Providing theological training for the clergy
– Carrying out worship within legal frame work. 7 x 1 = 7 marks

4 (a) State the 5 visions of Amos (5 marks)
– A swarm of locust
– A vision of great/ supernatural fire
– A basket of ripe summer fruits
– Vision of a crooked wall/ plumbline.
– Vision of destruction of the altar 5 x 1 = 5 marks

(b) State 6 reasons why Amos condemned worship of Israelites (6 marks)
– They were hypocritical / no righteousness
– Idolatry i.e Sakkuth and Kaiwan
– Made images to represent Yahweh and idol gods
– Made sacrifices stolen from the poor
– Practiced temple prostitution / sexual immorality
– Built high places for idol gods.
– Syncretism 6 x 1 = 6 marks

(c) Show 9 ways in which today’s pastors and priests are similar to old – testament prophets in their
work (9 marks)
– Mediate between God and people i.e. intercessory prayer
– Conscience of political administrations by warning kings e.g. Amos
– They are consulted in times of crisis e.g. drought and epidermics
– Lead people in worship just like other prophets
– Both predicted the future
– Both shepherd God’s people
– Warn people of impending danger
– They exert people to repent for God to change his punishment
– They advised the kings/ political leaders
– Both condemn social evils in the society. 9 x 1 = 9 marks

5. (a) Describe the fall of Jerusalem according to Jeremiah Chapter 39 (7 marks)
– Jerusalem was sieged for 30 months by the Babylonian
– It was during the reign of King Zedekiah
– Judah was defected due to lack of assistance from Egypt
– Babylonians cut food supply to the city of Jerusalem causing starvation
– Judah army was defeated and Jerusalem was captured
– Babylonians set up administration headquarters at Mizpah from where they governed Judah
– King Zedekiah was seized as he ran away to Rabah but he was arrested at Jericho
– Zedekiah was blinded before Nebuchadnezzar and exiled
– Zedekiah family was killed in his presence
– The Jerusalem was looted temple and king palace was destroyed
– Able men were taken into exile i.e. craftsmen court officials, priests army officials, and traders, the
poor and aged were spared.
– The poor were spared and given lands of the exiled men
– Jeremiah was spared and well treated but later went to Egypt when he died.
7 x 1 = 7 marks

(b) Give 4 differences between Jeremiah’s new covenant and the sinaitic covenant
– Jeremiahs covenant was universal while sinaitic covenant was for Israelites only
– Jeremiahs covenant was written in men’s heart while sinaitic covenant written on stone tablets
– Moses mediated sinaitic covenant while Jeremiah’s covenant had no mediator
– Jeremiahs covenant had spontaneous forgiveness of all sins while Moses covenant had some
unforgivable sins
– Jeremiahs covenant had personal responsibility of sins while sinaitic covenant had collective
responsibility of sins 8 x 1 = 8 marks

(c) Identify 5 ways in which a Christian can avoid God’s punishment (5 marks)
– Obey all commandments of God
– Preaching the gospel
– Condemning evils in society
– Responding in Gods call to serve others
– Assisting the needy
– Avoiding tempting others into sin
– Being prayerful
– Worship God with sincerity
– Asking guidance for holy spirit
– Repenting 5 x 1 = 5 marks

6. (a) Give 5 forms of marriage in African traditional societies (5 marks)
– Polygamy
– Monogamy
– Ghost marriage
– Wife, inheritance – levirate
– Surrogate 6 x 1 = 6 marks

(b) Explain the importance of marriage in Africa traditional societies (8 marks)
– Expanded kinship ties new social relationships developed
– Unites people through marriage ceremonies
– New couple learns new skills e.g. fulfilling sexual needs, how to build a family
– Raise the status of the couple
– Source of wealth especially in polygamy
– It is a sacred / religious act. It was a must for every able bodied man
– Its for creation
– They were given roles e.g. leadership
– Married woman provided labour to man’s family 8 x 1 = 8 marks

(c) State three reasons why divorce was rare in traditional African societies (7 marks)
– Grandparents taught young about marriage
– Marriage was a communal affair
– Courtship period was used to establish the correct needed character
– Dowry was paid during courtship
– In case of barrenness polygamy was allowed
– During initiation sexual and marriage education were taught by sponsors
– Initiation age prevented early irresponsible marriages
– Divorcees were ridiculed in the society
– Communal sharing of the dowry 7 x 1 = 7 marks

 

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