The following is a quote from a book I'm reading, "Our conversion to Christ begins a lifelong battle with the flesh-it is not removed once and for all....when we are born again, our old nature doesn't disappear. Instead a new nature is introduced, and the struggle begins. The two of them battle to the death daily." (From "The Road to Reality" by K.P. Yohannan, page 52) I know I still struggle with sin. I recognize it immediately and try to avoid it and ask forgiveness though. But then in 2nd Corinthians it says "Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation, the old has passed away behold the new has come". 2nd Cor. 5:17. Thoughts?