God has a profound plan for increasing His family with sons and daughters who are to become like Him. Mankind has made it difficult because of choices that have been made in taking of the tree of knowledge of good and evil rather than the tree of life. But God's plan included the sending of the other member of the God family to live in the flesh and give His life for all generations throughout human history. Then upon repentance and baptism, we must all learn to use use God's great power to become like God.
Ellis La Ravia most recently served the United Church of God congregations in Tucson and Sierra Vista, Arizona, along with El Paso, Texas. Before his retirement from the Church, he served as pastor for several congregations in the United States.