with Kevin Wayne Johnson
author of Give God the Glory
GGBC: What message does Give God the Glory! communicate
to its readers?
KWJ: This book is intended as a resource to everyone who desires
to read it, as a means to establish, acknowledge and/or
strengthen their personal relationship with God. It is
one of many channels whereby Gods Word must be spread
throughout this world. Jesus said, And I, if I be
lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me (John
Within its six chapters, there are twenty-three specific
thought-provoking strategies that encourage and challenge
each of us to Give God the Glory! Explain how both Christians
and non-Christians alike personally benefit from reading
plan for salvation and redemption is extended to all of
His people. Some have accepted this truth, and others
have not. We are all made in His image, after His likeness
(Genesis 1:26). Because of His love for us, He gave His
only begotten Son, Jesus, so that we can be reconnected
to Him and enjoy a successful life while fulfilling our
purpose for being birthed into the earth (John 3:16 &
1 Peter 1: 20-21). This book explores and highlights several
key attributes toward a knowledge of God as well as doing
the will of God as it relates to each readers life.
Why should non-Christians be compelled to follow your
book attempts to simplify the contents of The Holy Bible
to the extent that the reader will desire further understanding.
The words and thought patterns become illuminated in a
manner that Gods message to all of His people will
be received. God knows each of us intimately, more than
we will ever know ourselves. So much so, that His Word
says, But even the very hairs of your head are all
numbered (Luke 12: 7). Further, before the foundation
of the world, God formed us, knew us, sanctified us, and
ordained us a prophet (Jeremiah 1:5). It is our choice
as to whether we accept Gods love for us or choose
to go another way, thus rejecting His plan for our lives.
What is the meaning of the title of this book?
God the Glory! means to recognize and acknowledge God
in every area of our lives words, thoughts, and
deeds. It explains to some, and reinforces to others,
the significance of glorifying God in all that we do,
say, and think. Gods Word says, If any man
speak, let him speak as to the oracles of God; if any
man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God
giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through
Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever
and ever. A-men (1 Peter 4: 11).
What is the meaning of its subtitle?
KWJ: The book is strategically divided into two parts: (I)
Know God and (II) Do the Will of God. In Jeremiah 9: 23-24,
God reminds His people to understand and know Him and
not to glory in our own wisdom, might, nor riches. God
delights Himself in exercising loving kindness, judgment,
and righteousness. In Ephesians 5:14-17 and James 1:22,
God commands us to understand His will for our lives and
to be doers of His Word, not just hearers (only).
explain the spiritual law of faith (Chapter 1).
is a law. Without it, we cannot please God. God is a spirit
(John 4:24) and we must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Faith is an attribute that is developed over time because
it is defined as the ability to believe that something
exists without a visual perception or actual evidence.
Although we cannot see God in the natural, we know that
He exists because everything that He created is all around
us trees, grass, animals, sun, moon, mountains
for our enjoyment.
is attitude so important toward developing a personal
relationship with God (Chapter 2)?
is closely tied to the choices that we make. The two are
inseparable. Let this mind be in you, which was
also in Christ Jesus: (Philippians 2:5). Gods
plan for our life involves making correct choices. In
Deuteronomy 30:16, God encourages us to love Him, walk
in His ways, and to keep His commandments, so that we
may live and multiply. In verse 19, He teaches us that,
I have set before you this day life and death, blessing
and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and
thy seed may live.
is a choice. Choices are long lasting and life changing.
Every person is gifted to carryout Gods plan for
mankind. Why are there so many different gifts (Chapter
KWJ: All of the spiritual gifts work together to complete the
whole (body of Christ). Follow after charity, and
desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy
(1 Corinthians 14:1). When all of the various gifts
work in unison, as one with the other, the whole (body
of Christ) is edified and God, the Father, is glorified
1 Corinthians 12:12.
Book of Romans is the first book written by the Apostle
Paul. His writing on personal relationships is quite revealing.
Why did he begin with this Book (Chapter 4)?
book of The Holy Bible, more than any other, explores
the significance of Christs sacrificial death. During
the time of this writing, the city of Rome was the greatest
city in the world with over one million inhabitants. Paul
admonishes the Romans to recognize and to live a life
according to the righteousness of God.
GGBC: The Christians Bill of Rights are clear. Why dont
we fully embrace them (Chapter 5)?
faith in Jesus, we are born again. We are
now citizens of the city of the living God and our names
are registered in heaven Hebrews 12:22-23. We have
been translated from the power of darkness (our old ways)
into His marvelous kingdom (by salvation) and now have
a new covenant (a legal and binding agreement) that contains
all of the covenant rights and benefits that we are to
enjoy. They are found in the books of Romans through Jude.
They are not fully embraced by all Christians because
of a lack of knowledge, application, and/or faith.
Golden Rule is such an important message for all people.
Why is it so difficult to treat others as we desire to
be treated (Chapter 6)?
KWJ: But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin,
and are convinced of the law as transgressors (James 2:9).
Most people do not fully comprehend togetherness and love.
They are not taught by the school systems, only by God.
Since God is love, and since He loved us so much that
He gave His Son Jesus for our salvation and redemption,
it is paramount that we love one another. Love begins
with, and through, God. His Word says, Let brotherly
love continue (Hebrews 13:1).
so much Mr. Johnson for your time!