“The historical foundation for this is Christ, or – to be more exact – Christ’s resurrection from the dead.  It is from Christ’s resurrection that the Spirit proceeds -the Spirit who renews and gives birth to new life, and who lays hold of us in faith. For the forgiveness of sins, we are pointed to Christ’s death on the cross and its meaning for salvation; but the saving significance of his resurrection from the dead is manifested and expressed in our ‘rebirth to a living hope’.  New life begins in us through the power of hope: that is an Easter experience….”

Jurgon Moltmann, The Source of Life