Pastors have their own beliefs about the end times and the book of Revelation specifically, but what do they teach in their churches?
Lifeway Research asked pastors at both evangelical and historically Black Protestant churches about the topic. Most say speaking about the end times is important, but fewer say their churches have a stated position or require staff members to hold a specific belief.
56% say their churches have a stated position on the sequence of end times events.
64% say their churches do not require staff to hold specific end times beliefs.More than half of pastors say their churches have a stated position on the end times, but only a third require staff to hold to specific beliefs. Click To Tweet
Almost 3 in 4 pastors speak to their churches about end times prophecy at least several times a year.How often do pastors speak about end times prophecy? Almost 3 in 4 do so at least several times a year, including 12% who do so several times a month. Click To Tweet
Churches are more likely to pray than preach about Jesus' return.
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3 in 5 believe preaching end times prophecy from Revelation is important.
3 in 5 believe preaching end times prophecy from the Old Testament is important.
Almost 3 in 5 say spending time studying the end times is important.
For more information on the research, read the Lifeway Research release or view the complete report.
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