The Difference Between Indicative And Imperatives

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I am sure teaching students the difference between indicative and imperative may be challenging. Indicative is a statement of facts and imperative is a command. As these components were explain to me, I gathered my thoughts as being indicative is who we are and Imperative is what it tells us to do. As we look at the scripture sometime its hard to understand and digest what the passage is saying too us. Paul approach the passages logically by connecting the indicative and the imperatives. Understanding God’s word commands indicative while obeying God’s word is imperative. Paul tells us in Romans 12:1 King James Version “12I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service”. (imperative) This scripture has always been a model for as I try to presentation my time, talent and service to others. Ephesian 5:22 says, “ 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. This is a (imperative). Teaching…show more content…
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither ndeed can be.8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.we are not condemned when we are in Christ”.

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