What Do We Believe?

Obviously, this is not an exaustive list, but here below are the main beliefs, as a church, that we hold to.

  • We believe that there is only one living and true God who exists eternally in three persons; The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that The Bible is the complete and inspired Word of God and sufficient authority in all matters of the Christian faith and life (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
  • We believe that man was created by God to know, enjoy and serve Him, but man rejected Him and brought suffering, misery and guilt upon all of creation.
  • We believe that The Father sent His Son, Jesus Christ to earth to restore us to Himself by paying the penalty for our sin through His death and resurrection.
  • We believe the only way to be saved (go to heaven) is through Jesus Christ.
  • We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer, equipping us with spiritual gifts for the common good.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is coming again to our world as He promised in order to judge all the people and take believers to be with Him. Until then we should live for Him.
  • We are to be HOLY and not merely saved if we are to make it to the end of our journey and enjoy God's presence in eternity (Luke 6:46; Hebrews 12:14). To achieve this we need to be repenting, accountable to one another, and constantly meeting in fellowship so as not to fall short.
  • We believe this world and the whole universe was created by God The Father, through Jesus The Son, with the power of The Holy Spirit, as the Bible teaches.
  • We believe that the Bible is inerrant and infallible, having been authored and inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16-17). By implication this means that everything in it is true, accurate, free of error, and historical. As such, all that it teaches, including the Creation Narrative (Genesis 1-3) and the Flood of Noah (Genesis 6-9) is accurate, truthful, and verifiable.
  • We believe that all sexual relationships outside the monogamous one-man, one-woman model in Genesis 2 are sinful, deviant, and warrant God's rightful, righteous wrath. This includes sex outside of marriage between heterosexuals, extra-marital sex, lusting with the eyes and in the heart, de-facto relationships, and other ungodly spiritual, emotional, and physical connections with people other than a married a spouse, and homosexuality. Such arrangements are definitively unholy, are unblessed by God; indeed they displease God and attracts His righteous wrath (Genesis 19; Leviticus 18:22, 20:13; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 18-20; 1 Timothy 1:8-11; Jude 1:7; Revelation 21:7-8). The only healthy and holy ways for men and women to express their sexuality is through heterosexual marriage (which is for the progeneration of children and a foretaste of connection with God), and chaste singleness.
  • Given the above, Georges River Congregational Church does not, and will not, officiate 'same-sex marriages' (in accordance with motions passed by our denomination); indeed we do not even agree with such a definition of marriage in the first place. This does not infer that we refuse same-sex attracted individuals from joining our fellowship; indeed they are welcome to join us, but on the condition that they (like everyone else in our midst) seek to overcome their sinful desires with the power of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and with the help of our fellowship (and beyond), that they give no quarter to sin to feed it (such as the indulgence of pornography) nor encouraging others to do so (Genesis 4:7; Colossians 3:5-6; 1 Peter 2:11). If they persist in doing otherwise, they will be held account to both the pastor and the church for living in disobedience, in accordance with Matthew 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 5; and 2 Corinthians 7:8-13.
  • We believe that people can be healed of sin, brokenness, and addiction by God's power and grace (Isaiah 61:1-9). He can also heal them of somatic affliction (like cancer) but also shame, fear, anger, demonic affliction, and sexual brokenness like homosexuality. The shepherd of this church, Pastor Haydn, has himself come out of homosexuality and has experienced God's healing of it (Psalm 30:2). Healing, however, can be messy and unpredictable (2 Kings 5); however, Jesus our Saviour is also our Healer (Isaiah 53:5) and as such we are to pursue maturity, healing, and wholeness.
  • We believe that Freemasonry, New Age spirituality, and other occultish practices are imcompatible with being Christian. While we welcome those from such backgrounds to join our fellowship for the purposes of being saved and made holy, they must do so on the condition of renouncing their participation in such practices, surrender their membership of such organisations, refrain from such activities, and not seek to recruit others into joining them (Romans 12:9; 2 Corinthians 6:15; Revelation 2:24-25). Anyone who does otherwise will be asked to reconsider their involvement in our church.

Latest Sermon

12th December 2021
Felix Sennitt
"Song of Solomon 4."
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  • Panania NSW 2213
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Coming Events

Sunday 30/1/2022
9:00 am
Church Service.
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Tuesday 1/2/2022
7:30 pm
Tuesday Evening Bible Study.
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