|Event||Revelation Rev. 6:1+||Matthew Mat. 24:1||Mark Mark 13:1||Luke Luke 21:1|
|False messiahs, false prophets.||Rev. Rev. 6:2+||Mtt. Mat. 24:5, Mat. 24:11||Mark Mark 13:6||Luke Luke 21:8|
|Wars.||Rev. Rev. 6:2-4+||Mtt. Mat. 24:6-7||Mark Mark 13:7||Luke Luke 21:9|
|International discord.||Rev. Rev. 6:3-4+||Mtt. Mat. 24:7||Mark Mark 13:8||Luke Luke 21:10|
|Famines.||Rev. Rev. 6:5-8+||Mtt. Mat. 24:7||Mark Mark 13:8||Luke Luke 21:11|
|Pestilences.||Rev. Rev. 6:8+||-||-||Luke Luke 21:11|
|Persecution, martyrdom.||Rev. Rev. 6:9-11+||Mtt. Mat. 24:9||Mark Mark 13:9-13||Luke Luke 21:12-17|
|Earthquakes.||Rev. Rev. 6:12+||Mtt. Mat. 24:7||Mark Mark 13:8||Luke Luke 21:11|
|Cosmic phenomena.||Rev. Rev. 6:12-14+||[Mtt. Mat. 24:29]4||[Mark Mark 13:24-25]||Luke Luke 21:11|
Christ introduced and discussed the beginning of birth pangs (Mtt. Mat. 24:4-8) before He introduced the abomination of desolation and the Great Tribulation (Mtt. Mat. 24:15-21), and it appears that He introduced and discussed events in chronological order in this section of Matthew Mat. 24:1. This implies that the beginning of birth pangs will precede the abomination of desolation (of the middle of the 70th week) and the Great Tribulation (of the second half of the 70th week) and therefore will occur during the first half of that seven-year period.5
3 [Thomas Ice, The Olivet Discourse, in Tim LaHaye and Thomas Ice, eds., The End Times Controversy (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2003), 165] Also see [Showers, Maranatha, Our Lord Come, 25].
4 Items in brackets added by this author.