...was the ABC placed in office according to the will of God?...started me on an interesting chain of thoughts.
I'm not quite sure exactly what was the point of the question (I have asked on the same thread), but the thing that sprang immediately to my mind is that nothing in the world happens outside God's will, so even if God is not pleased by something, if it happens at all, it is because He allowed it. So, yes... in that sense, the ABC (Archbishop of Canterbury) is, if not having been placed there, is at least now in office according to God's will.
The Scripture that came to mind is this:
No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God's approval. (1 Cor 11:18-19)
It may be that some of the leadership of the ACoC, TEC, CofE and other liberal-leaning denominations have been allowed there by God to demonstrate the extent of the apostasy that has occurred within those institutions, to show who has God's approval, and as a signal to true believers to abandon them as quickly as possible, as many are now doing.
Lord willing, the trend will continue.