A Dispensationalist and the Sermon on the Mount!
This Kingdom law will be real and not just "words to live by."
It will have a HUGE and WIDESPREAD effect on people and on this world.
Can this truly be said today about the Sermon on the Mount?
Are you really following it, you who think you are embodying the Messianic Kingdom as a member of Christ's body? I know I am certainly an imperfect manifestation of the Beatitudes, at best. I sometimes hear non-dispensationalists say that the Beatitudes are a picture of a Christian. What Christains are they talking about????? I want to see these people!!!
However, the things in the Sermon on the Mount are great guides for our thinking and attitudes even though the Messianic Kingdom hasn't come yet and this is not "in force" per say.
I want to share with you that I am going through a very difficult time right now over an offense that someone has made to my family. It is thoroughly upsetting. I am wroth about it. Yet, even I, (having been described as holding to a theology that dismisses this portion of Scripture), am finding the following verses to be helpful:
27But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,And what do you know? I am a dispensationalist! So there you have it - a real life incidence of a dispensationalist who can apply the Sermon on the Mount to their life... and even be guided in their heart by it... all the while recognizing that it's truest application is for a future time.
28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
31Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.