Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Imperative and indicative

Between Two Worlds has published an excellent post on slaying the dragon of flesh. Here's the opening:
Yesterday I posted a quote . . . on the important NT theme of "become who you are."

This is getting at the crucial truth of NT ethics that the imperative (what you should do) is built upon the indicative (what God has done). It's a foreign way of thinking for many of us, and we have to adjust our mental compass in order to walk this way.

We see this all throughout the NT.
The rest of the article is even better.

2 Comments:

OpenID mattdabbs said...

Ben Witherington and Richard Oster flesh that out pretty well in their Corinthians commentaries and both use that exact phrase of becoming who you already are.

1:44 PM, April 07, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks for the info, Matt. Sounds like I need to add Rick's commentary to my to-buy list. Peace.

3:36 PM, April 08, 2009  

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