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 […]