Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
Destruction that last eternally. Permanent destruction.
Destruction brings an end to something. Something that is destroyed ceases to exist. Eternally.
For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die.
He said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord. Suppose twenty are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of twenty I will not destroy it.”
“What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.”
1 Corinthians 5:5
you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
I would say that if that were true, if something is destroyed it ceases to exist eternally
than every time that would is used that would be the result. The destruction for life I do
believe ends in death; however, the ceases to exist part, I don't think you have shown
that to be true, but we do agree I believe that this punishment is eternal. Right now we
are going over if that means because they stay in this state or it only lasts a few
whatever, seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, years, decades, centuries, or eternally.