At first we talked about the last lesson. Our teacher asked us a question afterwards. „Why was Christianity so successful for Kings?who is more important the King or God? You must know that paying taxes(Steuern zahlen) to the Ceasar (Kaiser) was very important. But who is more important God or the Ceasar?
The Bible tells:
A man wanted to trick Jesus. He asks Jesus:,, Is it OK to serve (dienen) the Caesar?“ If Jesus said that you should only serve God, Jesus would be in big trouble because the people must serve Caeser.
But Jesus Knows an answer to the question.
S1: Matthew 22:15-22:23 (Text of the Bible,adapted)
Man: ,,Is it right to pay tax (Steuern) to Caeser“
Jesus: ,,show me the coin used for paying the tax.“
Man hands Jesus the coin.
Jesus:“Whose image (Abbild) is this?“
Man: ,,It’s Ceasar’s image“
Jesus: ,,So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.“
(Gebt dem Kaiser, was des Kaisers ist, und Gott, was Gottes ist.)
But let’s go back to the hour question why was Christianity so succesful for Kings?
when Jesus sad:,,give back to Caesar what is Ceasar’s, and to God what is God’s.
That means you have to pay tax to the Ceasar and so on and so on, but you also have to pray to God.
tax = Steuern
to decide = entscheiden
to trick = täuschen
trouble = Ärger
image = Abbild
to trust = vertrauen
sacrifice = Opfer
heaven = Himmel
to protect = beschützen
faith = Glaube
Learn for the queries at friday:D