Based upon my own personal experience, YES! Based upon the word of God, YES. Notice:
2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
This beautiful text of Scripture is telling us that the old nature, born of blood and the will of the flesh cannot inherit the kingdom of God. The old ways, the hereditary tendencies, the former habits, must be given up; for grace is not inherited. The new birth consists in having new motives, new tastes, new tendencies. Those who are born unto a new life by the Holy Spirit, have become partakers of the divine nature, and in all their habits and practices they will give evidence of their relationship to Christ. When men who claim to be Christians retain all their natural defects of character and disposition, in what way does their position differ from that of the non-Christian? They do not appreciate the truth as a sanctifier, a refiner. They have not been born again.
It is important for us to understand that God makes no compromise with sin. A genuine conversion changes hereditary and cultivated tendencies to wrong. Christ’s plan is the only safe one. He declares, “Behold, I make all things new.” “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.” Christ gives man no encouragement to think that He will accept a patchwork character, made up mostly of self, with a little bit of Christ. At first there seems to be some of self and some of Christ. But soon it is all of self and none of Christ. Surely Christ must look with pitying tenderness on all who have combination characters…”
In the Featured Articles section of this web site you may find many more exceeding great and precious promises giving assurance of victory over sin, of new birth, and new life in the article “A Rainbow of Promises.”
All Power to you!