What is the Coalition on Revival?

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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: The Manifesto for the Christian Church, the 42 Articles on Historic Christian Doctrine, the 25 Articles of Affirmation and Denial on the Kingdom of God, and 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.

Our Perspective

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.