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Indicative
INDIC'ATIVE,a. [L. indicativus.] Showing; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or obvious. Reserve is not always indicative of modesty; it may be indicative of prudence.
1. In grammar, the indicative mode is the form of the verb that indicates,that is, which affirms or denies; as, he writes, he is writing; they run; we misimprove advantages. It also asks questions; as, has the mail arrived? (Noah Webster)
Now if we be dead with Christ,.... This does not imply any doubt about it, but is rather a taking it for granted: seeing we are dead with Christ by union with him, as our head and representative, and by communion with him in the benefits of his death, and being planted together in the likeness of it; or being dead to the law, sin, and the world, through the virtue and efficacy of Christ's death: (Dr. John Gill)
Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, (NASB)
Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: (KJV)
And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with Him. (NLT)
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. (NET)

Here we have an indicative account of the facts that may now be obvious since we are talking about a death that does not stop our own physical pulse and a life, at least in one sense is, yet to be seen.  However, the death here portrayed is an event and not a state and this is the paradigm our minds must hurdle in order to grasp the significant truth.  We are, in fact, dead in Christ! Our life is now lived in Him in the present for sanctification rather than a participation in future glory.

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 NLT)
Indicative
INDIC'ATIVE,a. [L. indicativus.] Showing; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or obvious. Reserve is not always indicative of modesty; it may be indicative of prudence.
1. In grammar, the indicative mode is the form of the verb that indicates,that is, which affirms or denies; as, he writes, he is writing; they run; we misimprove advantages. It also asks questions; as, has the mail arrived? (Noah Webster)
Now if we be dead with Christ,.... This does not imply any doubt about it, but is rather a taking it for granted: seeing we are dead with Christ by union with him, as our head and representative, and by communion with him in the benefits of his death, and being planted together in the likeness of it; or being dead to the law, sin, and the world, through the virtue and efficacy of Christ's death: (Dr. John Gill)
Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, (NASB)
Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: (KJV)
And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with Him. (NLT)
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. (NET)

Here we have an indicative account of the facts that may now be obvious since we are talking about a death that does not stop our own physical pulse and a life, at least in one sense is, yet to be seen.  However, the death here portrayed is an event and not a state and this is the paradigm our minds must hurdle in order to grasp the significant truth.  We are, in fact, dead in Christ! Our life is now lived in Him in the present for sanctification rather than a participation in future glory.

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 NLT)


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