A recent Newsweek poll gauges Americans’ opinions on the Book of Revelation and end times: 36% believe Revelation contains “true prophecy”, while 47% say it is metaphorical. 55% think the faithful will be taken up to heaven in the Rapture. 74% of Americans believe that Satan exists, vs. 93% of evangelicals. 17% believe the end of the world will occur in their lifetime.
“[Praise to the God of All Comfort] Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”