Frequently asked Questions
I am divorced --- can I take Communion in your Church
Yes --- we do not believe we have the right to refuse you the Holy sacrament if you come to our Altar with respect.
Being a divorcee -- can I remarry in your Church
Yes --- we understand that many times divorce is Karmic and we have not the right to judge you. You may remarry with our Blessings.
I am living de-facto - can I take communion
Yes --- living de-facto does not make you an evil sinner, your attitude and pledge to each other is the most important thing just as in a marriage. As in answer to question one, the same principle applies.
I am gay --- am I welcome to take the sacrament in your Church
You certainly are welcome, God did NOT entitle us to discriminate against you.
I believe in re-incarnation --- am I welcome there
Check out Mathew 11:14 --- The Disciples said --- "Lord is John the harbinger Elijah returned" and Jesus said "If ye will bear it, he IS Elijah returned" --- Isn't that re-incarnation?
Is Buddhism, Druidry, Islam, Hindu, Wiccan, and many other pagan religions compatible with Christianity?
The true religions of these ARE genuine pathways to God and therefore compatible with Christianity, but some of the modern day sects using these names are very doubtful as to their authenticity. No true Religion carries a message of hate. The Universal creed is "DO WHAT YOU WILL BUT HARM TO NONE".
I am Christian and wish to marry a non Christian, --- can I marry there
Yes --- You are both children of God, and we are servants of God.
I am gay --- will you marry me to another gay person?
Now that the law has sanctioned gay marriage as legal, the Australian Church of Antioch has no qualms about marrying gay people. Legally any Marriage Celebrant has the right of refusal to marry any person, but if any marriage celebrant within the Australian Church of Antioch do refuse to marry a person, it is their own personal doing and NOT the opinion of the ACOA. Gay or not we are ALL God's Children and as such we at ACOA try to give service to every person on an equal basis.