My name is Jacob Vanderpool, and I thank you for taking time to visit Forever Glorified. It is my sincere prayer that you might find the writings here to be uplifting, truthful, and, most importantly, God-honoring.
About Forever Glorified
I started this website to glorify God by proclaiming the truth of His Word. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” With this in mind, I will do my absolute best to present the Bible accurately and truthfully in such a way as is honoring to our Lord. The end goal of Forever Glorified is none other than to glorify God by sharing His Word with others.
What Will You Find Here?
Forever Glorified is geared towards the everyday side of Christian life. Here you will find posts concerning a great many number of topics, including (but not limited to):
- Relationships with God
- Glorifying and serving God
- Understanding the Scriptures
- Christian principles in everyday life
- Relationships with others
- Evidence for God’s Existence
- And, in time, quite a bit more
Indeed, one thing that has consistently struck me over the past several years is the sheer relevancy of God and His Word. There is not a single topic of life it doesn’t cover. For a book which was written between two and four thousand years ago, one thing is for certain – none of it has gone out of date. Perhaps this attribute of the Bible is most beautifully described in Isaiah 40:8, which says “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
A Final Word to Readers
As I bring this opening blog post to a close, I would like to once again thank you for taking time to visit. Additionally, I’ll also leave you with a passage from the book of Romans:
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:1-4).
What a message of freedom! You can feel the anticipation building throughout the passage, line-by-line increasing in power, until it hits fever pitch in verse 4. There we were, a group of condemned men and women wallowing in their sin, until God sent His only Son to die on the cross for our iniquities. All at once, the prison doors were opened and our chains were unlocked. The shackles were removed from our wrists and feet and we were welcomed into the arms of our loving Savior. Perhaps this was the thought which ran through the mind of John Newton when he wrote the classic hymn Amazing Grace. And nowhere was it expressed better than in John 8:36: “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
Truly, the grace of God through Jesus Christ has liberated us.
Check back regularly for more, and God bless you all!