Unchanging truth in a changing world.
It may be that the word "orthodoxy" turns you off. We understand. It is not exactly everyday language. Perhaps it conjures up ideas of stuffy formalism, people who out of date, or even legalism.
Should the church change with the times? Should we not adjust our worship and our teaching to suit the needs of a changing world? After all, do we not now face challenges that even our grandparents did not experience?
There is, of course, an element of truth to this idea. But, the Bible is a bit like oxygen. You do not hear people complaining that oxygen is a little outdated. The only reason people speak so of Scripture, is that its unchanging message does not suit them. Yet the Bible, God’s Word to all people, addresses the needs of everyone, from the greatest need– salvation, to your daily life.
Part of the church’s mission is to spread the good news of the gospel. This is often called the "Great Commission" after our Lord’s commission to the church to go into all the world and make disciples of men (Matthew 28:16). Sometimes this work is called evangelism or mission work.
Geneva is active in the work of evangelism abroad and is seeking an increased presence in Woodstock and the local community.
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One remarkable truth much neglected by Christians is known as the means of grace. By this we mean the outward ways through which God grants grace to the Christian. The means are like channels or avenues – designated paths by which God provides strengthening grace to his people.
The three means of grace are the Word (the Bible), the Sacraments (the Lord’s Supper and baptism) and prayer.
Want to dig a little deeper into Scripture? Geneva’s article collection provides you with a broad look at theological issues, book reviews and cultural commentary.
Ever since the theological doctrine of the covenant of works was codified in the 17th century in the Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) it has come under criticism and outright rejection. In past years rejection has come not only from the broader evangelical community but also from withi . . .
When we look at the theological landscape of the Church we see a legion of theological views. Even within confessional Reformed communities such as the OPC there is great theological diversity. On eschatology, for example, there are pre-, a-, and postmillennialists. Likewise, in pr . . .
Why must a man and a woman make a vow to one another in a public wedding ceremony in order to be married? Why can't a couple pledge their love for each other in private? Are we indentured to a cultural tradition or is there a biblical principle at work? Ultimately, what underlies the weddi . . .
*This is just a sample! There are dozens of articles in the articles collection if you are interested.
Geneva is located in Woodstock, Georgia, on the northwest side of Atlanta. We are easily reachable from the I-75 & I-575 corridor. If you are passing through or staying near us, we would be delighted to serve you in any way we can.
If you would like hospitality on a Sunday, or even a place to stay, the members of Geneva may be able to assist. Just let us know – click on the suitcase to contact us!