What We Believe
Below is a short and very basic summary of the truths that ground and form the community at Good Shepherd
The bible is God’s Word written. The canonical books of the Old and New Testaments, the scriptures, are inerrant and infallible and contain all things necessary for salvation. The scriptures, the inspired and superintended writings of the apostles and prophets, constitute the foundation and measure of the Church. We seek to be conformed to and be conformed by Jesus Christ through the 66 books he inspired and revealed as they are read, preached, studied and taught.
The Jerusalem Declaration, below, is the most recent Anglican statement of faith published in 2008 by Anglican leaders meeting in Jerusalem. Good Shepherd assents to and upholds the Jerusalem statement in full.
The classic statement of Chistian beliefs from the Anglican perspective is a sixteenth-century document called “The Articles of Religion” or, as they are sometimes called, “The Thirty Nine Articles”. As an Anglican church, Good Shepherd affirms and accepts the Articles of Religion as expressing doctrines and principles both faithful to and consistent with God’s Word and foundational to Anglicanism.
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