When Acid Burns


In his book Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, Daniel Dennett calls Darwinism a “universal acid,” referencing a children’s story about an acid that eats everything it contacts, including its container. Explaining this concept he says, Darwinism “eats through just about every traditional concept and leaves in its wake a revolutionized world-view.”


Whether you recognize it or not your worldview, the overarching interpretative framework through which you interpret the world around you, has profound implications on every aspect of your life. Your worldview is like the glasses through which you view life; they determine not only what and how you see but if you see at all.

Throughout the Scriptures God is spoken of as a burning fire, a consuming fire. The prophet Jeremiah speaks of how God’s Word is like a fire trapped in his bones that he cannot contain. As followers of Christ we should seek to conform every aspect of our life to the Scriptures. We should allow the “universal fire” of God’s Word to consume every aspect of our lives and ignite in them a burning passion for the glory of God.


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