Revelation Fast Facts
Pastors often recognize people within their congregation have different perspectives on Revelation, but pastors also embrace varying views among themselves.
Here’s what U.S. Protestant pastors say they believe about the last book of the Bible and how they interpret it.
For more information on the research, read the Lifeway Research release or view the complete report.
Of the 86% of pastors who attended Bible college or seminary, how many took a course on eschatology?
Overall, around 60% of pastors have taken a course on eschatology.
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How strongly do you hold your beliefs about the millennium?
Which perspective on the millennium in Revelation 20 best describes what you were taught in seminary or Bible college?
Multiple views fairly equally
Courses didn’t go into this detail
*Among those who attended seminary or Bible college
What method of interpreting the prophecies in Revelation best describes your own?
2% say none of these, 3% not sure
How have your views on end times prophecy changed since finishing school?
Changed a little
Changed a lot
1% are not sure
How much do your views on the end times match your church’s view or the majority of your congregation?
A little different
No consensus view in the church