Graeme Goldsworthy points out the significance of understanding that Jesus is more than the end of a process:
It is important that we understand very clearly that this fact of the Old Testament's progression towards a fulfillment in the New is not merely an invitation to understand Jesus Christ as the end of the process. It is also a demand that the whole Bible be understood in light of the gospel. It means that Jesus Christ is the key to the interpretation of the whole Bible, and the task before us is to discern how he interprets the Bible. It should be realized at the outset that when we speak of Jesus Christ as the key to interpretation we must speak of Jesus Christ as he is revealed - the Christ of the gospel. It is not sufficient to stress the ethics of the man Jesus of Nazareth out of the context of the savings acts of God (as many liberals do), nor to stress the supernatural presence of the Christ with the believer out of the context of the meaning of the historical humanity of God come in the flesh (as many evangelicals do). Obviously we need to be clear about the gospel itself if we are to be clear about the significance of Christ for interpreting the Bible.