The Futurism of the Beginning of Birth Pangs – Matthew 24:4–8

(4) Watch out that no one misleads you. (5) For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will mislead many. (6) You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Make sure that you are not alarmed, for this must happen, but the end is still to come. (7) […]

Jesus and Paul Use the Metaphor of “Birth Pangs” for Opposite Purposes

“All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.” (Matt 24:8) “While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.” (1 Thess 5:3) In an attempt to make the “beginning of birth pangs” in […]