When I encounter a passage that just does not make sense to me, like this, it is a fairly strong signal that I need to slow down and pay attention to what is being said. As I thought through this the following occurred to me:
- God does not destroy.
- Death is not destruction it is anguish.
- The fallen angels would be better off destroyed.
- God does not destroy his creation.
- He either redeems it or separates from it.
- The separation creates anguish beyond description.
I wonder if this hits you like it did me.