About 1 in 3 Pastors in the United States Do Not Believe in The Rapture

According to CBN News, 36 percent of pastors in the United States say the rapture is not literal.

Citing a new study by LifeWay research, out of the 1,000 senior Protestant pastors surveyed, only a third (36 percent) believed in a pre-tribulation rapture where Christians disappear at the start of the apocalypse and those left behind suffer tribulation, while almost 1 in 5 believe the rapture happens after the tribulation (18 percent).

“Most people want their pastor to preach about the Book of Revelation and the end of the world,” said Scott McConnell, vice president of LifeWay Research.

“But that’s a complicated task. Pastors and the scholars they cite often disagree about how the end times will unfold.”

The diversity among eschatological views includes varying opinions on the Anti-Christ and beliefs in a millennial kingdom.

About half of pastors (49 percent) see the Anti-Christ as a figure who will arise in the future, 14 percent believe he is the personification of evil, while 12 percent say he is not an actual person.

Close to half of the pastors surveyed believe in pre-millennialism (48 percent), which is the view that the thousand year reign of Christ happens in the future.

A third (31 percent) of leaders don’t believe in a thousand year reign but they do believe that Jesus already rules in the hearts and minds of Christians. Close to 1 in 10 (11 percent) believe in post-millennialism, the idea that the world will gradually become more Christian until Jesus returns.

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2 thoughts on “About 1 in 3 Pastors in the United States Do Not Believe in The Rapture

  1. Tony Cisneros

    “About 1 In 3 Pastors In The United States Do Not Believe In The RAPTURE”

    And I Would Say That ABOUT 2 IN 3 PROTESTANT PASTORS TODAY DON’T EVEN BELIEVE IN THE BIBLICAL, HISTORIC & SOON COMING IMMINENT PRE-TRIBULATION +++RAPTURE+++ OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST FOR HIS TRUE HOLY BIBLE ONLY CATHOLIC-/-UNIVERSAL CHURCH: ALL THANKS TO THE SATANIC, DIABOLICAL & SINISTER WORK OF THE “JESUITS” OF THE SATANIC~VATICAN HERE IN THE UNITED STATES !

    I Say All This Because THERE IS GROSS DIS-INFORMATION &-OR MIS-INFORMATION Permeating THE INTERNET Saying THAT THE PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IS A “JESUIT” INVENTION TO STYMIE THE SO-CALLED “TRUTH” &-OR “TRUTHER” MOVEMENT OF THE BABY-BOOM & THE SO-CALLED MILLENIAL GENERATIONS !

    THE TRUE & HISTORIC +++FACT+++ OF THE MATTER IS THAT THE TRUE SAINTS OF GOD-/-CHRIST HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED IN THE PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE OF CHRIST JESUS FOR HIS SAINTS EVER SINCE THE ASCENSION OF JESUS CHRIST AS RECORDED IN THE BOOK OF ACTS CHAPTER 1 !

    THE TRUE CHRISTIANS BELIEF IN THE +++PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE+++ WAS SO STRONGLY BELIEVED BY THE SAINTS THAT THEY EXPECTED THE +++RAPTURE+++ TO HAPPEN AT ANY TIME; EVEN, AS THEY WERE BEING TORN BY WILD BEASTS &-OR BEING EATEN ALIVE BY THE LIONS: DURING THE HORRIBLE MASSACRES & PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN THE FIRST CENTURY & SECOND CENTURY A.D. (100s-200s A.D.) ! ! !

    SO MUCH SO THAT BY THE TIME OF THE COUNCIL OF NICEA IN THE 300s A.D.; THE SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN PATRIARCH, POET & PROPHET–ST. EPHREM OF NISBUS (306-373 A.D.), SYRIA–PENNED THE FOLLOWING WORDS IN HIS PROPHECY-/-SERMON-/-TREATISE “ON THE LAST TIME, THE ANTICHRIST, AND THE END OF THE WORLD”:

    “FOR ALL THE SAINTS AND ELECT OF GOD ARE GATHERED, PRIOR TO THE TRIBULATION THAT IS TO COME, AND ARE TAKEN TO THE LORD LEST THEY SHOULD SEE THE CONFUSION THAT IS TO COME UPON THE WORLD BECAUSE OF OUR SINS.”–ST. EPHREM

    The Above Quotation Of ST. EPHREM, WHICH WAS WRITTEN AT ABOUT THE EARLY &-OR MID-300s A.D.,IS THE UNIVERSAL CHRISTIAN BELIEF, DOCTRINE & TEACHING OF
    THE PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH IN ISRAEL FOR ALL HIS TRUE ONE & ONLY HOLY BIBLE CATHOLIC & UNIVERSAL CHURCH-/-BODY-/-BRIDE.

    Truthfully, Honestly, Sincerely Yours And Faithfully Recorded & Submitted,

    Brother Tony Cisneros

    August 5, 2016 A.D. 12:23p.m. Central-Standard-Time (Chicago, IL, U.S.A. Time)

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