What Theological Theme Holds the NT’s Center of Gravity?

From Greg Beale’s New Testament Biblical Theology (179-180, my italics):

The beginning of the new-creational reign is understood as Christ’s life, especially his death, resurrection, and ongoing ascended resurrection existence and rule, so that he is a formative microcosmic model that determines the nature and destiny of people, and the rest of creation, on a macrocosmic scale.

What happened to Christ in his life, death, and resurrection contains patterns of things that not only recapitulate earlier OT historical patterns but also embody patterns of things that will happen to his people – for example, with respect to his suffering, resurrection as first fruits, his identity as Son of God (Christians are adopted sons/daughters) and Son of Man (i.e., Adam: Christians become true humanity in Christ), being a light to the nations, reception of the Holy Spirit, keeping of the law, restoration or reconciliation to God’s presence from death, and his vindication becoming the Christian’s justification. The new-creational reign is the NT’s hermeneutical and eschatological center of gravity.

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