The transformation the church needs is the kind that results from beholding the glory of God in the face of Christ (2 Cor. 3:18–4:6). This glory of God is a saving and judging glory—an aroma of life to those being saved and death to those perishing (2 Cor. 2:15–16), and this saving and judging glory is at the center of biblical theology. If there is to be a renewal,14 it will be a renewal that grows out of the blazing center that is the glory of God in the face of Christ. This saving and judging glory, I contend, is the center of biblical theology.
Hamilton Jr., James M. (2010). God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology (Kindle Locations 620-624). Good News Publishers/Crossway Books. Kindle Edition.