What does it mean to be dead for God? What does it mean to be alive for God?
“Now the end of the commandment is charity (love) out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: from which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.” (1 Timothy 1:5-7)
The spiritual world exists and we are all spiritual beings. The spiritual man, before having known Christ, before having gone through the Cross, was dead for God. We were all born dead for God when we came into existence.