Are Birth Pains Bad or Good?
The Temple in Jerusalem had been renovated by King Herod the Great shortly before Jesus was born. It was one of the most impressive man-made structures in the ancient world. Jesus’ disciples were impressed, but Jesus told them it would not last. Of course, Jesus was right. The Romans destroyed the city of Jerusalem and the Temple only a generation after Jesus’ death and resurrection. We can be sure that Jesus’ prophecy of the Last Day will likewise be fulfilled.