Maybe we are a form of divine mitosis, or some other division. All we have as reference is what we have perceived in our existence, and from what we have seen of life, of propagation on the macro level we inhabit, it is often a creation of a new version to replace the previous one. In our case, the idea of “replacement” can be attributed to our mortal existence in this realm. At the point of immortal divinity, the notion of “replacing” would instead be “joining”. A division where offspring grow and learn to eventually be gods. Joining divinity, not replacing it. The idea of “returning to God”. Are we not “Gods children”? “Created in his image”? Do children not grow and join their progenitors in adulthood?