Welcome to Coalition on Revival
Applying the Scriptures to Every Sphere of Life and Thought,
Promoting the Biblical and Christian Worldview
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society and to further discussion and implementation of a Biblical and Christian worldview. COR's vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life and worldview area. COR's mission is "to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God's will may be done on earth as it is in heaven." We are committed implementing this Biblical worldview in every way God gives us opportunity.
People of Anabaptist, Arminian, Lutheran, Calvinist, and Wesleyan denominational backgrounds are represented among COR’s leaders. Pre-, a-, and post-millennialists are cooperating with each other, sharing the exciting task of getting God’s will done on earth as it is in heaven insofar as that is possible between now and whenever Christ comes back to Earth. Charismatics and non-charismatics, covenant and dispensationalist theologians, have joined arm in arm in prayer and hard work to develop and implement the Biblical worldview through revival, renewal, and reformation in the Christian Church and the American culture.
COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor. 10:5), which essentially means a biblical-Christian worldview. To that end we have developed a series of worldview documents that set forth what we believe are the fundamental and essential points of the total Christian worldview and society. The COR worldview documents state what we believe are the biblical principles for all worldview areas of human life including theology, evangelism, discipleship, law, civil governments, economics, education, family, medicine, psychology and counseling, arts and media, business and professions, and science and technology. We believe that these Biblical and Christian worldview documents state where the entire Church must stand and what action it must take to accomplish its task in this new millennium.
COR has, in the past, brought together large groups of Christian leaders to produce a series of foundational documents to guide the Church in its return to historic orthodoxy. These documents include:
A comprehensive series of 17 Christian Worldview Documents that outline the Biblical and Christian worldview in areas of life and thought. All these documents are in turn based on the historic view of the Bible stated in The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, created by the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, which COR's director, Dr. Jay Grimstead, helped found and of which he was executive director in the early years. In addition, COR has organized a massive theological study and debate proposed to culminate in a global Church Council during the early years of the new millennium.
Wherever God's people, His willingly obedient subjects, are obeying Him in every aspect of their lives, there is where the King's Kingdom is being brought forth in this world in time and space to implement His Biblical worldview.
It is inconceivable that it could be logical or that it could ever please the King to have His willing subjects bring their spiritual, theological, and ecclesiastical lives under His dominion without also bringing their families, finances, education, legal matters, professional life, voting choices, involvement in the arts and sciences, recreation, and physical health all under the King's dominion; this in essence is living out the Christian and Biblical worldview.
The Kingdom of God increases, advances, and becomes measurable in this space-time world in every sphere of life, as more and more individuals become truly regenerated, converted, discipled, and trained in Christian biblical worldview to let their Christianity and their commitment to the King's laws and values be expressed through the various facets and relationships of their lives.
Wherever and whenever and to whatever degree Christians are making a united stand in their societal groupings for the concerns of their King Jesus, and are operating according to His Kingdom's principles, exactly at that point is the Kingdom of God in existence on this earth and the Christian Worldview being lived out. When enough serious Christians thus influence, penetrate, and permeate the various societal structures, and when those Christians are connected together in a common fellowship and commitment around their common Lord, that is when and where the Kingdom of God can be said to be advancing through society during this age. The COR Christian worldview documents are a good foundation and directive for this Kingdom effort.
COR's founding director is Dr. Jay Grimstead who also helped found the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (ICBI), which wrote the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy & the Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics. Biblical inerrancy is one of the theological and worldview issues being dealt with by the International Church Council Project, which is in many respects the spiritual successor to the now defunct ICBI.
We welcome your contribution to the ongoing work of COR. You can help us to implement a Biblical worldview for the 21st century and beyond!
Send your tax-deductible contributions to: Coalition on Revival, PO Box 1139, Murphys CA 95247.
COR GLOBAL REFORMATION CONFERENCE 2019
Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible (352 Pages)
by Jay Grimstead and Eugene Clingman
False teachings threatening to corrupt the Church forced the leaders to join in councils, where they codified the orthodox teaching of the Bible into creeds received by the Church as faithful distillations of Scriptural truth and as a bulwark against future corruption. Error, heresy, and outright paganism are today common in churches that were once sound. Even many "better" churches have little depth to their teaching and are silent on critical issues of the day, and even in some paganism masquerades as Christianity.
This book is the fruit of the work of hundreds of theologians and Christian leaders working throughout a 37-year period to define and defend the key Biblical points on 24 controversial issues — which would not even be controversial if all believed like Jesus and Paul in the inerrancy of the Bible.
These 24 documents were written to help return us to Biblical Christianity. They are a plumb line for restoring the Church to God's Word and God's favor!
Read also of the history of how the documents were
formed and of the call for a global church council
scheduled for October 2017.
Learn more about the historic COR documents, which explain how to apply the Scripture to a Biblical and Christian Worldview.
International Church Council Project
Our Mission: To establish for the 21st century a united, Biblical-theological standard of doctrine for the global Body of Christ, which standard is consistent with the mainstream theology of the first 20 centuries.
Learn more about how the International Church Council project is dealing with false, destructive teachings to bring about more thinking and implementation of a Biblical and Christian worldview.
95 Theses for Reformation Today
Inspired by, and based upon, Dr. Martin Luther’s historic 95 Theses published 31 October 1517, which launched the Protestant Reformation. We offer these 95 Theses for Reformation Today to stimulate prayerful reflection, study of God’s Word, discussion in the Church and positive action for Reformation Today
Resources for Reformation and Revival
Find other reformation minded organizations on the Web and other resources for that will help you understand the principles of a Biblical and Christian worldview.
The Church Today Urgently Needs Reformation
Ecclesia Reformata Reformanda Est!
(The Church, having been Reformed, is still to be Reformed).
Sola Scriptura! Scripture alone is our ultimate authority on all matters of faith and conduct.
Solus Christus! Christ alone is the Head of the Church, and He is the only Mediator between God and man.
Sola Gratia! Salvation is by the Grace of God alone.
Sola Fide! Salvation is received by Faith alone.
Soli Deo Gloria! Everything is to be done for the glory of God alone.
These great Reformation principles challenge us to regular and rigorous self-criticism and constant re-evaluation of our personal lives, congregations, missions, families and society.
Dr. Jay Grimstead
Listen to a Message from Dr. Grimstead:
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