Coram Deo means "before the face of God". It carries the notion of our living in the presence of God, under the authority of God, and to the honor and glory of God. It is what each person was designed for by their Creator. Living "coram Deo" perhaps has been best expressed by the Reformation tradition of the Church. The Reformers recaptured and championed the "solas" - sola scriptura (Scripture alone), sola fide (faith alone), sola gratia (grace alone), soli Christo (Christ alone) and soli Deo gloria! (to God alone be glory).

This classical theology (and its historic creeds and confessions) of Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, John Owen, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, Charles Spurgeon, Charles Hodge, B. B. Warfield, Francis Schaeffer, John Gertsner, J. I. Packer, James Montgomery Boice, R. C. Sproul, John Piper, Michael Horton and so many others is what the Church today must reaffirm under the conviction and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our joy, our satisfaction, our delight and our very lives are to be in God and for Him alone! Augustine put it this way, "He loves Thee too little, who loves anything together with Thee, which he loves not for Thy sake."
Piper says, "We have learned to be more excited about being Christians to the degree that we thought God was excited about us instead of being excited about a God-centered God. We have come to believe that being loved by God is being made much of by God when it means being enabled by God to make much of Him forever." Let us be encouraged toward serious reflection on the awesome truth, beauty, goodness, power and majesty of Jesus Christ and that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.

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