Believers gathered to the Lord Jesus Christ in Western Wake county, NC. Weekly remembrance of Christ through the breaking of bread. Western Wake Bible Chapel (Brethren assembly, Bible Chapel) serving Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Wake County, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina, a New Testament church.

Only One chief Shepherd - Our Lord, Christ Jesus
"So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." (1 Peter 5:1-5)

There is one God, eternally existent in three Persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit
(Genesis 1:1; John 1:1); 1 Peter 1:2-3; 2 Corinthians 13:14; (1 John 5:7; John 1:14)

God created everything for His own pleasure and purpose.
Colossians 1:15-17; Heb 2:10; Rom 11:36

The Old and New Testaments are the verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant and infallible in the original manuscripts, and is the supreme, final authority in matters of faith and life, interpreted by the Holy Spirit to each individual believer.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; Gal 1:8; Rev 22:18

The Scriptures have given us everything pertaining to life and godliness, including not only salvation from the penalty of sin but instruction in righteousness for present sanctification and victorious living, to the glory of God.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:3-4

Man was created in the image of God, and that when Adam sinned the entire race incurred both physical and spiritual death from that point on; thus man became alienated from God and incapable of remedying his sinful condition by his own means.
Genesis 1:26-27; John 3:18; Romans 3:10-19, Psalm 51:5

The Lord Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father through the Holy Spirit, was born of the Virgin Mary, and is true man without ceasing to be God.
Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:14; Heb 1:5; Heb 4:1 Heb 10:5

The Lord Jesus Christ lived a sinless and perfect life that fully pleased His Father: that He died for our sins on the cross, bearing the judgment demanded by God's holy justice against sin, thus making it possible for God to remain just and at the same time to justify those who believe in Jesus Christ.
John 3:16; Rom 5:17-19; 1 Peter 2:22

The Lord Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead, never to die again, and is ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He intercedes as High Priest and Advocate on behalf of all who believe in Him.
Acts 2:32-34; Heb 7:26-27

Those who, by faith alone and through no merit of their own, receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior are miraculously born again of the Holy Spirit and, as children of God, become partakers of His divine nature and of eternal life in the presence of God.
Romans 8:16; Galatians 2:16; Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 1:12-13; Titus 3:5; 2 Peter 1:4; John 3:15-16

The Holy Spirit baptizes all true believers into the one true church, Jesus Christ’s Body; that the Holy Spirit indwells them eternally, bestows spiritual gifts upon them, and empowers them for service and holy living.
1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 2:19-22; Romans 8:9-16; 1 John 3:24; 1 John 4

There are two ordinances, neither of which are required for salvation but are to be observed by all believers in obedience to our Lord until Christ's return. They are Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:41-42; Acts 8:36-37; 1 Peter 3:21; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30; Hebrews 10:24-25.

At death the souls of the redeemed pass immediately into Christ's presence to remain there with Him forever.
2 Corinthians 5:6-8; Luke 23:43; Philippians 1:23

At death the souls of the lost go to hell, where they remain until they are brought bodily before Christ at the Great White Throne final judgment.  To be judged then according to their works and cast bodily into the lake of fire, there to remain eternally.
Mathew 25:30, 41; Luke 13:27-28; John 3:36; John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:12-15

There will be the bodily resurrection of the redeemed at the pre-millennial (pre-tribulation) return of Christ for His church. The souls of those who have died will be reunited with their bodies.  Believers who are alive at that time will have their bodies likewise transformed into immortality.  Both then will be caught up together to meet the Lord Jesus Christ in the air, ever to be with Him.
1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 3:10

There will be a seven year period of tribulation that will take place after the rapture of the true church.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3; Daniel 9:27; Daniel 12:11; Revelation 11:2-3

There will be the personal, bodily return to earth of our Lord Jesus Christ to rescue Israel at Armageddon and to establish His millennial kingdom, reigning over this earth from His father David's throne in Jerusalem, and from there His redeemed will reign with Him in resurrected bodies for 1,000 years.  Thereafter, all His redeemed from every nation tribe and tongue will be with Him throughout all eternity.
Zechariah 14; Isaiah 9:7; Isaiah 62:7; Isaiah 63; Isaiah 65; Luke 1:32-33; 2 Peter 3:11-13; Revelation 19:11-16; Revelation 20:1-8


Distinguishing Characteristics of the assembly of believers.

Baptism of believers.
Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 8:36-37; 1 Peter 3:21

Weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper, (Breaking of Bread) that is consistent but not ritualistic and submits to the leading by the Holy Spirit.
Acts 20:1; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30; 1 Corinthians 16:2

Audible male leadership in spiritual gatherings of the whole assembly.
1 Timothy 2:11-12; 1 Corinthians 14:34

There is a plurality of leadership within the local church by elders.
Acts 20:17; 1 Peter 5:1; Phil 1:1; 1 Timothy 3; Titus 1

Men’s heads uncovered in public spiritual activities
1 Corinthians 11:4

Women’s heads covered in public worship, prayer and ministry of the Word of God
1 Corinthians 11:5, 10

Priesthood of Believers, (a royal spiritual priesthood)
1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 5:10; Revelation 1:6

Regular gathering of the saints for prayer and study of God’s Word.
Acts 2:42; Acts 12:5; Ephesians 6:18; Hebrews 4:16; Acts 4:31; James 5:16; 1 Peter 5:7

Gifts given to the believers by the Holy Spirit
1 Corinthians 12:11; 1 Peter 4:7-11; Ephesians 4:11-14

Sign gifts have ceased, (Total revelation has been canonized).
1 Corinthians 13:8-12

Vigorous Gospel Testimony
Mathew 28:19-20

Autonomy of the local assembly
1 Peter 5:1-3; Acts 14:23

do this in remembrance of Me.

Posted 1/26/2009