GOD'S GOAL IS THAT MAN SHOULD BE LIKE HIM
* Genesis 1:26 - "And God said, Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
NOTICE MAN WAS NOT CREATED IN HIS LIKENESS
* Genesis 1:27 - "So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them."
* Exodus 8:10 - "And he said, Tomorrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God."
* 2 Samuel 7:22 - "Wherefore Thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like Thee, neither is there any God beside Thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears."
* Psalm 71:19 - "Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto Thee!"
* Psalm 113:5 - "Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high?"
* Isaiah 46:9 - "Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like Me."
* Jeremiah 10:6 - "Forasmuch as there is none like unto Thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.
* Micah 7:18 - "Who is a God like unto Thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retaineth not His anger forever, because He delighteth in mercy."
ONLY BELIEVERS IN CHRIST WILL ONE DAY BE LIKE HIM
* 1 John 3:2 - "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is."
GOD'S PLAN TO MAKE MAN LIKE HIMSELF, REQUIRED HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS, TO BE CRUCIFIED FOR MAN'S SIN, TO BE BURIED, AND TO BE RAISED FROM THE DEAD. OUR FAITH IN THE RISEN LORD, HIM BEING "THE LAMB SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD," IS HOW GOD INTENDED TO COMPLETE HIS GOAL FOR US! GOD OFFERS THE FREE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE, TO ALL WHO WILL BELIEVE IN CHRIST! DO YOU BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS THE RISEN LORD? TRUST HIM TODAY!