The Believer's Two Natures - IS THE OLD NATURE IMPROVED BY THE NEW?

IS THE OLD NATURE IMPROVED BY THE NEW?

George Cutting
The Old Nature

There is but one answer: Nothing can improve the flesh. It was tried in every possible way, from the fall of Adam in Eden to the cross of Christ at Calvary. And what was the result? Why, just this: God's holy law was willfully broken, when He came righteously demanding obedience from man. His Son was cruelly murdered, when He visited this world in grace to man. Indeed, instead of the presence of a divine life improving the old nature, it only manifests its utter badness. Just as making a poor beggar the present of a new coat by no means improves the appearance of his old, thread-bare, dirty waistcoat, but the very opposite.

Then, it may be asked, if my old nature can neither be forgiven, nor improved, two difficulties at once present themselves.
  1. "How can I be delivered from it ?"
  2. "How do I get power over it?"
 In considering these difficulties, it will be well to notice the important difference made in Scripture between...