Doctrinal Statement

Good Shepherd Ministries International (GSMI)

Good Shepherd Ministries' Doctrinal Statement

We believe that the Holy Scriptures, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, were originally and inerrantly communicated by God and, therefore, are verbally inspired, and constitute the infallible authority in all matters of faith, life, and conduct.

We believe that there is one true God, subsisting in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the same in essence and equal in wisdom, goodness, power, and glory.

We believe in the essential deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His inerrant teaching, His substitutionary and expiatory death, by which we have redemption through His blood, and the forgiveness of sins; in His bodily resurrection from among the dead, His ascension into heaven, His present priestly session, and His personal return at the end of the age to raise the dead, glorify the church, judge the earth, and reign as King of kings and Lord of Lords.

We believe that man was created innocent and in the spiritual image of God; that he was tempted by Satan and fell, and that through his sin, his posterity thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is eternal separation from God.

We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful man comes only through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit as man repents toward God and exercises faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; and to indwell and enable the Christian to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age.

We believe the church on earth consists of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ who are dedicated to the worship and service of God through the proclamation of the Word, the observance of the ordinances, and the administration of discipline.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust - the just to everlasting life and bliss, the unjust to everlasting shame and perdition.

Our Commission

Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth, and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalms 25:4, 5, NIV)

The Great Commission, given to us by our Lord and Savior as His last earthly message to us was:

Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
(Matthew 28:19, 20 NIV)

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