Apparently the folks at Biologos, those redoubtable proponents of Theistic Evolution, are about to spend spend $3.6 million dollars convincing the rest of us of their beliefs
But what beliefs?
Go and read the whole article at The Aquila Report. Some of the quotes are priceless…
“The BioLogos website gives three options regarding the existence of Adam and Eve: “One option is to view Adam and Eve as a historical pair living among many 10,000 years ago, chosen to represent the rest of humanity before God. Another option is to view Genesis 2-4 as an allegory in which Adam and Eve symbolize the large group of ancestors who lived 150,000 years ago. Yet another option is to view Genesis 2-4 as an ‘everyman’ story, a parable of each person’s individual rejection of God.”
“Wheaton College Old Testament professor John Walton…sees Adam as a real person but one whom God did not literally make from the dust of the ground.”
"Eastern University biology professor David Wilcox is using a BioLogos grant to write a book about human origins models. He’s still weighing the options, but leans toward a model where Adam is the “chieftain” of a small, ancient tribe.”
"Oliver Crisp, a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, says of Adam and Eve, “Maybe God implants in this pair a moral awareness and a likeness to God…”
“Deb Haarsma says BioLogos does not have a set position on whether Adam and Eve were historical individuals or symbolic…these are questions that we’re researching and discussing.”
Do you think that maybe these people aren’t actually sure what they believe themselves?
Perhaps one option would be that they should spend a little more time getting their own (evolved) ducks in a row before spending all that money telling the rest of Christendom what to think.