Originally posted by @dj2becker
It can't be any more clear than this:
But if I am doing them, even though you do not believe Me, believe the works themselves, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I am in the Father.”
Where are you hiding ThinkOfOne? How are you going to explain this one away?
Jesus calls for His followers to become "one" with God as He is "one" with God and utilizes metaphor to depict it. For example:
20“In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
4“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. 5“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6“If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.
20 "I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21 that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; 23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me."
Jesus calls for His followers to become "sons of God" as He is a "son of God" For example:
9“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.