I have a hypothetical question, in search of a Biblical-based doctrinal answer.
- A man and a woman participate in NASA's very first two-way expedition to Mars.
- After reaching Mars, they look back and they see an asteroid obliterate Planet Earth.
Beyond the immediate practical implications, could the couple possibly view the asteroid's collision with Planet Earth as a "Second Flood", meant to purge the planet of all of its wickedness?
Or has God guaranteed that a "Second Flood" will never happen? And that any such unfortunate event could only be part of the natural order of the universe?
What do the Gospels and the Book of Revelation say about this type of scenario which, while hypothetical, is certainly plausible? Bottom Line: I'm wondering if Scripture tells us that either God reserves the right to "cleanse the Earth" again with a "Second Flood" or that He has explicitly ruled out a "Second Flood" from ever happening again.
EDIT: Please root your response in Scripture/Doctrine. Philosophical and sociological answers are off-topic on this site.
EDIT 2: To date, three answers have been submitted, all three are rooted in Scripture, and all three seem correct to me. Thanks so much!