Sharing the Word of God
Quite simply, Forever Glorified exists to share the truth of the Gospel to God’s glory. In a world which is groaning in pain, and has been since sin was first introduced into it, the Bible contains the only solid hope. Jesus Christ himself once said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Therefore, the sincere and humble mission of this website is to make known the truths of the Lord.
Helping Others Grow in the Faith
With sin permeating our everyday lives to the extent that it does, it’s easy to become drawn away from the message of the Gospel. I myself struggle with this on a daily basis, and, to be completely honest, I often fail to do what is right in God’s eyes. However, this does not mean that we are without hope! God Himself has sent His only Son to die for our sins. Matthew 7:11 tells us, “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”
These thoughts in mind, Forever Glorified seeks also to encourage, build up, and strengthen the faith of all those who come here. I pray that the messages might be truthful and God-honoring. I pray that they might reflect the perfect nature of the One who loves us with an everlasting love. And it is also my fervent prayer that what is said here serves to “…encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
To God Be All Glory
Lastly (but certainly not least), per the title of the webpage, Forever Glorified aims to glorify the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. David writes in Psalm 86:12, “I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.” This idea is the foundation on which this ministry is based: glorifying God in the highest. After all, we are all sinners in rebellion against God, and whether we’ve followed Christ for six days or six decades, sin still exerts its nasty and unwanted influence in our lives. Christ, however, has covered all of our transgressions, and one day, we will reign forever in heaven, sharing in God’s glory and serving Him for all eternity. Who could possibly be more worthy of all glory than God?
Dear friends, I pray that you find Forever Glorified to be encouraging and faith-building. As author of the articles on this site, I also pray that it will be nothing more than God’s honest truths which are showcased. I encourage you therefore to test everything which is said here against the Word of God; test it to see if it is indeed wholesome and truthful. Test it out in your life, living each day by the principles which God has set forth. And may you always find peace, blessings, and righteousness by reading and studying the Word of our awesome God. To Him be all glory for ever and ever! Thank you for reading, and I look forward to sharing the wonderful Word of God with you in the days, weeks, and months to come.
About the Author
My name is Jacob Vanderpool, and I am currently a freshman studying to become an engineer. I don’t like math all that well, however, so we’ll have to see where that goes… anyway, maybe I’m getting a bit off topic!
I was born in Kansas City in 1999, and from a young age, I’ve always had what others have called ‘an analytical mind.’ Sadly, this meant that I often eschewed Christian principles. I was raised by Christian parents, lived in a household with more than a few Bibles, yet I never really knew what it meant to follow Christ until I hit a period of horrible anxiety and depression in my junior year of high school. This was probably the single biggest event of my life. My entire world came crashing to the ground before me – there were nights I couldn’t sleep, days I couldn’t bring myself to eat – and needless to say, it was horrific. But through it all, the light of God was shining into my life.
Today, I’m still an imperfect and struggling sinner living in a broken world. The dark period which hit several years ago will forever leave a scar on my mind, but that’s no matter, because Paul testified that the Lord’s strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Thus, I spend my days relying upon the Lord to see me through. I know that, through His mercy and grace, I will be saved. And I take great joy in knowing that God will win the battle against evil, all our tears will be wiped away, and never again will we suffer for all eternity. All praise be to Him!
Have a blessed day, and keep your sights set on God, letting His word dwell in your hearts.