I girded my loins to the work, and verily, I prevailed over the weakness of the old Adam.
Old Morality at the counter again; the old Adam in him stronger than ever.
Not so easily can the old Adam, lodged in us by birth, be dispossessed.
They must put off "the old Adam," and put on the flesh of righteousness at once!
So far as they are concerned, the old Adam is quite sufficient.
"That is the fault of old Adam—the 'body of death,' Paul writes of;" replied he.
It is a sort of suicide—at least, a shedding of one's own blood—to kill them; but it gratifies the old Adam to do it.
We think that the "old Adam" in them would soon rear and plunge at it.
But for the greater number of us it has been necessary to come down to the level of the insurmountable weakness of the old Adam.
We are born the sons of the old Adam as we are re-born the sons of the New.