“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” —Genesis 1:27
In the present dimension in which we live, we understand death to be an event that brings all forms of life to an end. But when it comes to humanity, this is only partially true. There is another dimension in mankind that never dies—one beyond the mind and body. The image of God in human beings makes them immortal. There is a God DNA in all of humanity that is the spiritual dimension in each of us. We can deny it, but we cannot escape it, because we are born with it.
The longing to live forever is unique to human beings, who exist within a spiritual realm created in and for eternity. The spirit is the only part of mankind’s composition that cannot die. The character of the spirit is immortality. Imagine a world where death does not exist; where space is not a problem, because the matter that constitutes a human being’s makeup is like air—unlimited. Compare this with the world we live in today, where the fear of death constantly haunts humanity. Imagine how our lifestyles would change if we knew death did not really exist. Imagine experiencing an inner awareness, where we know that physical death is actually birth into the unlimited eternal.
We can live that life now! The fear of death did not exist in the original design and was never intended to be part of our vocabulary or emotions. No realm of humanity was ever meant to die.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from the beginning to end.” —Ecclesiastes 3:11
Death had no place in God’s purpose for mankind. If man had not decided to make a choice that contradicted God’s instruction, we would not need cemeteries, funeral homes or hearses. To comprehend Crossruption, we must recognize that God’s intent for humanity was and still is immortality. If we can begin to grasp this, we will better understand His perfect plan for redemption.