What we Believe

Here you will find several documents that will help you understand the beliefs and convictions that we hold as a church! 

statement of Faith

Here is our statement of faith. In it, you will find the different positions that we hold from Scripture.  For a summary, please reference the list below. 

Membership Covenant

Here is the membership covenant. It is a summary of the promises that we make to each other as members of Walnut Creek Baptist Church.  

BAptist Distinctives

These are the beliefs and positions that distinguish us as a Baptist church.


Summary of Beliefs

Here is a summary of the beliefs we hold here at Walnut Creek. If you would like a complete list of all beliefs, please see our statement of faith.

  • We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.

    (II Timothy 3:16, 17; Hebrews 4:12,13; II Peter 1: 19, 21)

  • We believe there is only one living and true God, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of the universe, inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love. We believe that in the unity of the Godhead, there are three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, co-equal in every divine perfection. 

    (Gen. 1:1; John 10:30; John 4:24).

  • We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ in His virgin Birth, in His sinless life, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal, imminent, premillennial return in power and glory.

    (John 10:33; Isa.7:14; Matt. 1:23; Luke 1:35; Heb.4:15; 7:25; John 11:25; Acts 1: 9-11; Rev. 19:11-16)

  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, equal with God the Father and God the Son, and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; and in relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God's purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; that He bears witness to the truth of the gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the Agent in the new birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer. 

    (John 14:16, 17; Matthew 28:19; Hebrews 9:14; John 14:26; Luke 1:35; Genesis 1:1-3; II Thessalonians 2:7; John 16:8-11; 15:26, 27; Acts 5:30-32; John 3:5, 6; Ephesians 1:13, 14; Mark 1:8; John 1:33; Acts 11:16; Luke 24:49; John 16:13; 14:26; Romans 8:14; II Thessalonians 2:13; Romans 8:16; I Peter 1:2; Romans 8:26, 27)

  • We believe that man was created in innocence and placed under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state in consequence of which, all mankind are now depraved sinners, not only by constraint, but of choice, and therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse. 

    (Genesis 3:1-6, 24; Romans 5:12, 19; 3:10-19; Ephesians 2:1, 3; Romans 1:18, 20, 32; Galatians 3:22)

  • We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God; who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and by his death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead he is now enthroned in heaven; and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, he is every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Savior.

    We believe that the Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is Justification; that Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the promise of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Christ sacrifice; by virtue of which faith His perfect righteousness is freely imputed to us of God; that it brings us into a state of peace and favor with God, and secures every other blessing needed for time and eternity.

    Eph 2:3; Matt 18:11; 1 John 4:10; 1 Cor 3:5-7; Acts 15:11; John 3:16; John 1:1-14; Heb 4:14; Heb 12:24; Phil 2:9, 14; 2 Cor 5:21; Isa 42:21; Phil 2:8; Gal 4:4-5; Rom 3:21; Isa 53:4-5; Matt 20:28; Rom 4:25; Rom 3:21-26; 1 John 2:3; 1 Cor 15:1-3; Heb 9:13-15; Heb 1:8; Heb 1:3; Col 3:1-4; Heb 7:25; Col 2:18; Heb 7:26; 

  • We believe that the local church is composed of regenerated, immersed believers, voluntarily united together for the purpose of worship of God, the fellowship of believers, and the proclamation of the Gospel of Christ throughout the world

    (Acts 2:41-42; Matt. 28:19-20).