Introduction & Invitation
As a congregation, the Piedmont Church of Christ began in early 2008. The church of Christ, however, began in Jerusalem on the first Pentecost after the ascension of Jesus (Acts 2). The Piedmont church of Christ follows the pattern of the church of the New Testament. We have no man-made creed, but follow only the New Testament. This is the only way that there can be unity among believers in Christ. Man-made creeds divide but the doctrine of Christ unites. The church found in the New Testament had no earthly headquarters, but recognized only the authority of Christ in all things (Ephesians 1:22-23). This is the attitude also of the Piedmont church.
We fervently believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, all-sufficient Word of God and that the New Testament is the new covenant of Jesus, His last will and testament (Hebrews 9:15-20; Matthew 26:28). We believe that man outside of Christ and His church is lost because of his sin (Romans 3:10, 23; 6:23). We believe that there is only one Gospel of Christ (Galatians 1:6-9) and it is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16). It is clearly the obligation of the saved to teach others the Gospel that they also might be saved (Mark 16:15-16). We are privileged to have the opportunity and we seek out those opportunities to teach others about Jesus, the Gospel, and His church. Jesus said, “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). The Gospel of Christ is for all people of every race, of every background, and of every economic status.
We teach the same conditions of salvation which are given in the New Testament. Man is saved by the grace of God through his obedient faith (Ephesians 2:8-10). God desires all to be saved (II Peter 3:9) and He has clearly given man instructions so that man can be saved. Man must be a believer in Christ (John 8:24). Man must be willing to turn away from his sins through repentance (Luke 13:3). Man must be willing to confess with his mouth his faith in Christ before men (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 10:32). Man must be immersed (buried, baptized) into Christ for the remission of sins (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-4; I Peter 3:21). When man does these things from the heart, God adds him to the church, the saved body of believers (Acts 2:47). Man then must remain faithful until death to be saved eternally (Revelation 2:10). We worship according to the New Testament pattern. We worship by singing (Ephesians 5:19), praying (Acts 2:42) and learning from the Word of God through preaching (Acts 20:7) and on the first day of every week we also give of our material blessings (I Corinthians 16:1-2) and “break bread” (i.e. take the Lord’s Supper) (Acts 20:7).
The authorized works of the New Testament church are: evangelism (Matthew 28:18-20), edification (Ephesians 4:16) and benevolence (James 1:27; Galatians 6:9-10). We invite you to come and worship God according to the precepts of the New Testament and study with us from God’s Holy Word. You will be given a warm welcome at every assembly of the church. At the present we are small in numbers, but strong in the faith and in our world-wide commitment to seek and save the lost. Come and grow with us in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (II Peter 3:18).