The New Nature - Book
by Renald E. Showers
The believer always has the potential of internal, spiritual struggle, because he has two opposing natures dwelling in him. The old nature, a disposition of enmity against God, tries to control the believer in opposition to God’s rule. The new nature, a favorable disposition toward God, prompts the believer to will to obey God’s rule. This new nature does not give the believer the power necessary to overcome that old nature. Neither is the believer doomed to be continuously defeated. At the moment of regeneration the Holy Spirit permanently indwells and becomes the source of power necessary to defeat the power of the old nature in the believer.