>Why Obey God?
>Okay, for most it is summer and vacation etc…and no one wants to think about ‘indicatives’ and ‘imperatives,’ but this is worth the time to carefully consider:
“In every other religion the indicative flows from the imperative. Which means, ‘because I do, therefore I am… because I do this, therefore I’m a child of God.’ But only in Christianity does the imperative flow from the indicative. ‘Because I am in Christ all these things, therefore I obey.’ Exactly the opposite.”
– Tim Keller, Led by the Spirit (message given at Redeemer Presbyterian Church)