What We Believe

The following are the core beliefs of R U Ready Ministries based on the foundational truths taught in the bible.
All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

fundamental statements of faith

There is one true, eternally self-existent God, the Creator of all things, revealed in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:21-22; I Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6; Matthew 28:19

The Bible is the inspired and infallible word of God. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to every day life.
2 Timothy 3:16; John 10:35; I Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21

(Redemption planned before creation)
The Son existed in the beginning, before time, with God; He is God, and by Him, all things were created. God the Son became a human being (fully God and fully man) in the person of Jesus Christ, the image of the invisible God, the Firstborn over all creation; conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless and exemplary life. He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people. He was crucified, died, and was buried. He resurrected from the dead, was seen by a multitude of witnesses, ascended into heaven and is alive.
John 1:1-3, 14; Colossians 1:15-17; Matthew 1:18-25; I Timothy 2:5; I Peter 1:19; I Corinthians 15:3-8; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:18

God created humankind, male and female, in His image, and at that moment God established the perpetual covenant of marriage as an exclusive union between one man and one woman. Because of disobedience, humankind fell from its original innocence and moral goodness. As a result of the Fall, all people are sinners by nature. Sin separated humankind from God. All have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.
Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 2:23-24; Genesis 5:2; Genesis2:17; Genesis 3:11; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12

(Through Christ alone)
Jesus's sacrifice provides redemption from the Fall and reconciliation to God. A person receives this gift of salvation by confessing the Lord Jesus and by believing that God raised Him from the dead. With the heart, one believes in Jesus Christ as Savior; with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation. The evidences of salvation are the inner witness of the Holy Spirit providing assurance that God has accepted one as His child and the outer testimony of one's new life bearing fruit of the Spirit including love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Colossians 1:20-23; Romans 10:9-10; Romans 8:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; I John 3:24; I John 4:13; Colossians 1:9; Galatians 5:22

The ongoing, sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit enables a believer to live a holy life and minister supernaturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is poured out on believers that they might have God's power, to be His witnesses. The Holy Spirit enables believers to use spiritual gifts. All gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Bible are available to, and active in the church today.
John 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38; Romans 8:11; Romans 12:6-8; I Corinthians 12:4-11; I Corinthians 12:28; I Peter 4:10-11

Jesus is the Head of the body, the Church. There is one Church, the body of Christ, which consists of all who put their faith in Jesus. The Church exists to continue the ministry of Jesus, go into the world and preach the Good News of salvation, and make disciples of all nations. The local church is an expression of the universal Church. The power and significance of the local church is to provide a setting for believers to regularly meet together for worship, prayer, teaching and fellowship, and to continue with the ordinances of baptism and communion. Unity and love among believers across churches is commanded by Jesus.
Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 4:1-6; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:18-20 Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:24-25; Colossians 3:14-17; Acts 2:38; I Corinthians 11:23-26; John 17:20-26

The Lord Jesus Christ will return for His Church; all who put their faith in Him. The dead in Christ will rise and those who are alive will be caught up with them to meet the Lord in the air. Final judgement involves eternal destinations of heaven or hell, which is determined by an individual's response to Jesus.
John 14:3; Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 4:13-17; I Corinthians 15:51-52; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; Revelations 20:6; Revelations 20:12;
Revelations 20:15; Revelations 21:4-7; Revelations 21:27