"Rose Hill Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Church in full agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. The Baptist Faith and Message is a statement of generally held beliefs held by Southern Baptists."
GOD is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons – the FATHER, the SON, and the HOLY SPIRIT. These three are co-equal and are one GOD.
About the HOLY SPIRIT
The HOLY SPIRIT is equal with the FATHER and the SON as GOD. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for JESUS CHRIST. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
About eternal life
Because GOD gives people eternal life through JESUS CHRIST, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of GOD, not by the self-effort of the Christian.
People are made in the spiritual image of GOD, to be like Him in character. Mankind is the supreme object of GOD’s creation. Although people have tremendous potential for good, they are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward GOD called "sin." This attitude separates mankind from GOD.
Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of JESUS and is a Christian’s public declaration that he or she has accepted JESUS CHRIST as personal Savior. Baptism does not save anyone, but shows the world that salvation has taken place in a Christian’s life. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates a Christian’s love for and obedience to CHRIST.