In every single human life, from the time paradise ended and the history we know began, Jesus Christ has been the issue, and He will continue to be so till God brings history to an end, incinerating every trace of evil in a final, universal conflagration (2Pet.3:7-13).
The Millennium: from Christ's return to the end of history 6. So it is that Jesus Christ is the true center and the proper focus of every life, the Person in respect to whom every life is ultimately divided in two, and absolutely, without question the only possible way of salvation. history, because human history has no purpose without His saving work on the cross (which is the entire point of history). The Two Phases of Human History: The Foreshadowing and Fulfillment of Jesus Christ: The Old and New Covenants 3. The cross (followed in short order by the resurrection) was obviously the focal point of our Savior's earthly life, and it is history's focal point as well (in tandem with the resurrection). From the divine point of view, all history before the cross looks forward to it, and all history since looks back at it. For in the wake of the death sentence Man brought upon himself by his own sin, God brought eternal life out of death through the death of His Son. The greatest blessing to rise forth out of the curse of Genesis chapter three, however, is the promise and the (present) reality of Jesus Christ. Instead of blistering judgment, in His matchless grace He offers mercy to all who will but receive it of Him in the person of Jesus Christ.