The purpose of the physical universe is a temporary "nursery" for the developing children of the God Family. The physical environment contains all the necessary elements needed for our development. The goal is for humans to eventually be recreated as spirit beings and inhabit the "Family Home" of God.
John Elliott pastors United Church of God congregations in southern British Columbia, Canada and in Burlington, Washington. He serves on the Council of Elders and assists with the Church's operations in East Africa.