Re: They tormented those who dwell on the earth
It is likely he is simply speaking of demonic entities.
Alas it has become more than torment. For those who are good will receive their pelting, but for those who are bad will receive their influence.
There is a higher volume of this influence than there is the tormenting of good at this time.
But to attempt torment in a being of great love is like attacking a battle tank with a peashooter.
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