A comment has been received concerning our last post. Essentially, the question is "do you have Scripture for that post, or are you just making it up?" This is a common question since I don't pay a lot of attention to peppering my writing with citations. I much prefer to assume that my audience has a grasp of Scripture and can recognize it when they read it. However, that is not always the case and there is nothing wrong with asking questions. And so the answer is, "yes there is plenty of Scripture to support the ideas in our last post."
To make the point concisely, I would offer Paul's admonition to be transformed into the likeness of Jesus as well as Jesus' urging that we live in Him as He lives in the Father. He further tells us that He and the Father are one.
It would seem then that yes, God does call us to live as He would live on this planet. When asked to show the disciples the Father, Jesus' response was something like "what, haven't you been paying attention? If you've seen me, you've seen the Father." Jesus also says "I call you friends because to you has been granted the right to know the things the Father has revealed to me."
Essentially, John 14-17 paints a picture of the Father, Jesus, and the Spirit living in a close and intimate relationship wherein is shared the knowledge of the Father, of what He is up to, and the love He calls us to live.
Is there any Scripture in the previous post? Quite a bit, actually.