“God could have poured out judgment on mankind in the Garden, therefore the only reason there is any history is because God has purposed to send his Son into the world, to pour out judgment on him and thereby bring salvation. Jesus is the only reason there is human history, and therefore he is the goal of human history. Thus everything God says and does in history explains and prepares for the salvation of his Son.”
– Timothy Keller, “Preaching the Gospel in a Post-Modern World,” 34.
(HT: Of First Importance)
More on Tim Keller later.