Q. Christ told us, in Matthew 24:8, “All these are the beginning of birth pains.”
Many teachers use this to say that the things discussed, i.e. earthquakes, wars, etc, will increase in frequency and intensity as birth pains do. But none seem to touch on the idea that if these are birth pains, what is going to be born?
A. In Matt. 24 the phrase birth pangs is used in the context of the 2nd Coming and the End of the Age. Since birth pangs signal an impending birth, the signs the Lord gave as indicators of the End of this Age also herald the birth of a new one, called the Kingdom Age or Millennium, that begins with the 2nd Coming.