The Royal Law of Liberty

Living in Freedom Under Christ's Law of Love

by Philo Thelos



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/14/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 510
ISBN : 9781412001342

About the Book

This book is a frontal assault on all law based, obedience oriented religion. Most Christians carry a load of spiritual bondage, condemnation, guilt and shame. Some are deeply despondent and depressed because this load is too heavy for them to bear. Few Christians are truly confident in their personal relationship with God. This situation exists because: 1) Christians are generally unable to distinguish between actual sin versus mere human opinion about sin; 2) Christians do not understand that Jesus set them free from obedience based religion; 3) Christians do not know how to decide for themselves what is truly moral; 4) Christians have no real experience of "Christian Liberty."

These issues are examined in sufficient detail to enable one to understand the radical nature of the "freedom for which Christ set us free," (Gal. 5:1). The author's goal is to destroy the roots of religious legalism so Christian believers can live the life of freedom which is their spiritual "blood-right." Beginning with a development of the "Master Key" to Biblical morality, the nature and implications of Christ's "Law of Love" are thoroughly explored. Next, the author discusses the true nature of morality, answering the question, "What exactly makes a thing sinful?" Careful attention is given to the concept of "defilement" or "uncleanness," with a bold look at Paul's revolutionary statement that "nothing is unclean of itself," (Rom. 14:14, 20). In Part Three, Legalism is exposed in all its ugliness. This section details the Biblical method for determining what is truly sin, and what is merely human opinion.

Part Four destroys the bitter root of Legalism with persistent emphasis on the fact that Jesus Christ ended the rule of law by His life, death and resurrection.

Part Five looks at the theology of Galatians, the Christian's "Emancipation Proclamation," closing with pointed illustration of how this all affects a Christian's liberty to exercise personal choice in what (s)he will or won't do. Five appendices explore several specific issues raised by the preceding study.
These include:
Conclusions About Christian Liberty
"Contradictory" Scriptures?
Christian Liberty and Sexual Issues
The Necessity Of Experiencing Freedom
The Non-Negotiables of Bible Study

This is the only book on Christian Freedom written by an ex Fundamentalist. The author was raised in an atmosphere of extreme legalism. The first half of his Christian ministry was spent preaching, defending and even debating the concepts that he now seeks to destroy. The author lived in legalism forty years. He understands legalism. He therefore knows how to attack its vulnerable spots. His goal was not to write a book, but to give to anyone who is interested, information that will set them free from bondage to legalism and open the pathway to self-government under the rule of love.

For more information on spiritual freedom visit the author's website,

About the Author

The author attended Lubbock Christian University and Harding University, eventually receiving the Bachelor's Degree in Theology from Gulf Coast Bible College. He is married, with three daughters and ten grandchildren. He has been in full time Christian ministry for the past 36 years.

The first 18 years of his public ministry was in an extremely legalistic church environment. Forced by conscience to leave the denomination of his youth, he entered the mainstream of Christianity and spent the next 18 years ministering primarily in independent non-denominational churches. Experience with Christian leaders from various denominational backgrounds, coupled with extensive reading in authors from all branches of the church, convinces him that the whole church is firmly grounded in legalism. This book addresses his concern about that issue and its implications for the masses of Christians who still remain bound by the chains of legalism.