Jesus is Himself the End.--D. W. B. Robinson, The Hope of Christ's Coming (London: Falcon, 1960), 13-14
There is nothing revealed to us in the purposes of God which does not have its fulfillment in Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 1:20).
All that the Old Testament believers looked forward to in the day of the Lord finds its realization in Jesus: the passover (1 Cor. 5:7), the exodus (Luke 9:31), the covenant (Matt. 26:28), the law (John 13:34; Rom. 10:4), the tabernacle (John 1:14), the bread from heaven (John 6:35), Canaan (1 Pet. 1:4; Heb. 11:16), David (John 1:49), Jerusalem (Heb. 12:22; Rev. 21:10-14), the Temple (John 2:21; Acts 15:16).
But Jesus not only concludes and fulfills the historical experience of old Israel; He fulfills also the more ancient history of creation. He is the last Adam (1 Cor. 15:45), the firstborn of all creation (Col. 1:15), who has already received the glory and dominion with which it was God's purpose to endow man (Heb. 2:5-9).
The End has therefore come in Jesus Christ. . . . There is nothing whatever of all God's purposes of salvation which has not been fulfilled in Him.
26 November 2012
Upon Whom the Ends of the Ages Have Come
Donald Robinson, Graeme Goldsworthy's theological mentor:
Posted by Dane Ortlund at Monday, November 26, 2012