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Be Like Him: the Ultimate Vision

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Be Like Him: The Ultimate Vision


In his famous speech in Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln rearticulated the vision of the “fathers.” The founders envisioned a nation “conceived in liberty” that promised its citizens an elevated state of being—freedom. Lincoln held out this vision of freedom and asked whether “any nation so conceived” could long endure. Thankfully, there is a spiritual antidote to a lack of vision that causes people to perish. It is found in an iconic New Testament scripture: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16, emphasis added). When we unpack the promise of this scripture and mesh it with the meaning of the proverb, we see a compelling vision emerge—ultimate vision. https://www.ucg.org/members/united-news/the-ultimate-vision-be-like-him https://www.ucg.org/members/united-news/the-ultimate-vision-be-like-him-part-2-defining-the-image-of-the-heavenly-man https://www.ucg.org/members/united-news/the-ultimate-vision-be-like-him-part-3-bearing-the-image-of-the-heavenly-man