It is no wonder conservative Anglicans are distancing themselves from the mother church in England. In a recent television discussion, the Archbishop of Canterbury said he believed that human beings had evolved from non-human ancestors but were nevertheless “in the image of God”.
Certainly this is not Biblical, nor the historical position of the church. In addition, it is stupid. It would mean that the non-human ancestors were made in the image of God.
The Archbishop went on to say that the explanation for the creation of the world in the Book of Genesis could not be taken literally. He said “The writers of the Bible, inspired as I believe they were, they were nonetheless not inspired to do 21st Century physics,” he said.
The Bible is not a science book. It does not have to square itself with science. It does tell us who God is and who we are and how we got to be who we are. This includes how God made us.
It would be nice if a leader of a major Christian denomination supported the truth of the Bible rather than denigrated it on national television. The Archbishop has certainly come a long way from the 39 Articles.