It is the will of God that we know Him and He also wants us to know all about Jesus.

  1. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3)

Why does He want us to know all about Jesus? It is because it is impossible to know the Father since he is not in our presence. Therefore – He sent Jesus – the only being in the entire universe who is identical to the Father.

  1. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
  2. Philipsaith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
  3. Jesussaithunto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? (John 14:7-9)

So – knowing all about Jesus is identical to knowing all about the Father! The fact that Jesus and the Father are identical in every aspect does not mean that they are one and the same person. On the contrary; the only way that Jesus could save us was that he was mortal, and would suffer the same temptations and conditions that we have to face.

The Father is perfect – He is not subject to temptation, so He could not redeem mankind by resisting evil and offer himself as a sacrifice for sin. Through our own sins we were doomed, so the only way that we could be redeemed was that someone – who belonged to this earth – would resist all evil and take upon Himself all our sins and frailties. The Father does not belong to this world, so He could not save us.

But Jesus belonged to this earth – just as this earth belongs to Him. That was the first requirement on a savior. The second requirement was that He would have to be perfect in every aspect, or – in other words – in the express image of His Father. Therefore – we can know the Father by knowing all about Jesus.