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BIBLE TRUTH E-NEWS : : APRIL 2005
The Royal Law: James 2:8

In a recent study of the book of James I was arrested by one phrase in verse 8, If ye fulfill the royal law…”  I began to look closely at the term ‘royal law’ and was sadly reminded of just how far our society has come in ignoring the ‘royal law’. 

The Bible, (God’s royal law) has come to us at great cost.  No book has ever been written that has an author likened unto this author, God.   Nearly 4,000 times in the Old Testament alone, we see, ‘God said’, ‘God spoke’, ‘the Lord commanded’.  Its words are a ‘lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path’. It contains healing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual sicknesses that we encounter in our lives. People have died for this Bible, people have lived by this Bible, yet today we see so many ignoring the truths of this Bible. 

We are in a time in history when we see judges lose their position because they will not have the Ten Commandments removed from their courthouses. All mention of a Holy God has been taken from our schools and stadiums. And now we have seen a precious life taken because of greed and the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ has been grossly ignored. And because of these changes in our society we have seen a drastic deterioration of morals and behaviors not only in adults but in the lives of our precious children, the upcoming leaders of this world. 

We would that all could have the insight that God has so graciously shared with me during my lifetime, but we know that revelation is a gift from God.  I don’t glory in this revelation but it causes me to prostrate myself and say, ‘Holy, Holy, Holy, Thou art Holy’. And now I have the blessing of seeing our grandchildren being taught the principles and truth of God’s Word. What a blessing it is to hear them say their verses and to listen to them sing the words to the great Hymns of the faith while they play with their play dough.  It’s our responsibility to pass on this great knowledge from God’s Royal Law.  It changes lives, cures sicknesses, gives rest to the emotionally distraught.  If God has revealed His Royal Law to you, you should also be praising his name and giving Him glory.

The story has been told of a prisoner of war camp in Burma in the 1940’s.  It was a camp of mud and filth, grueling labor, and brutal treatment by the Japanese guards.  Little food caused the law of the camp to be every man for himself.  One prisoner shared his last crumb of food with another man.  This caused his death.  Among his belongings was found a Bible. The prisoners began to wonder if this could be the reason that he so willingly shared his last morsel. They began to read the Word and soon the Spirit of God began to grip their hearts and change their lives. Within twelve months the camp was clean, the beds were de-bugged and Christmas morning found 2,000 men at worship.  Yes, God’s Royal Law has power likened unto any other.  It has changed lives, it is changing lives, and it will continue to change lives until such time that the Lord makes one last statement, ‘Come up here’.  But until then make every effort to hold to, and hold up to our children and grandchildren, this book God’s Royal Law.

Until next time,



Evangelist Tom Gilliam

On The Road
Spring is here and with it are many opportunities to preach the Word around this country.  In March we spent six days at home.  As we write this, we are in Carrollton, Georgia with Pastor Doug Bearden.  Our next stop is Liberty Baptist in Bowden, Georgia with Pastor Ken Bowman. 

In the coming weeks we will travel to Louisville, Tennessee; Knoxville, Tennessee; Mableton, Georgia; Marion, Kentucky; Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Newaygo, Michigan.  We continue to covet your prayers as we travel from place to place.

If you should desire to know of the location of these churches or any other you can go to the website and click on the online calendarThank you so much for your continued love and support for this ministry.   

Upcoming Dates

APR 24-27: Bowden, GA
Liberty Baptist Church, Pastor Ken Bowman

MAY 1-4 : Louisville, TN
Laurel Bank Baptist, Pastor Charles Bailey

MAY 8-11 : Knoxville, TN
Still Waters Baptist Church, Pastor Billy Bell

MAY 15-17 : Mableton, GA
Mableton First Baptist, Pastor Tim Childers

MAY 22-25 : Marion, KY
Union Baptist Church, Pastor Mike Marrow

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