Rebuilding Civilization on the Principles of the Bible
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. 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. 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."
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 documents outlining the Christian worldview in 17 vocational areas. All of 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 Dr. 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.
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-ecclesiastical life 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.
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 and discipled and 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 that 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. When enough serious Christians thus influence, penetrate, and permeate enough 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.
Dr. Jay Grimstead Founder/Director
Dr. Jay Grimstead is the founder and director of the Coalition on Revival. He was a personal friend and co-laborer with the late Dr. Francis Schaeffer in the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy and considers Dr. Schaeffer his mentor. Dr. Grimstead, a favorite of the young for his offbeat, rollicking sense of humor and fresh perspectives, worked for 20 years with the international youth organization Young Life. For many years since then, he has been a leading networker among Christian groups around the world.
The Christian World View Documents
COR Foundation Documents
The Church Council Project