Can the Flesh Be Improved? (J.N. Darby)

Can the Flesh Be Improved?

by John Nelson Darby

“There is no such thing as mending the flesh by even one atom.

In innocence it broke down;

Without law it is grossly and horribly ignorant;

Under law, rebellious, not subject, neither could be (Rom 8:7).

Bring in grace, and it spits in the face of the One who brings it in;

Put the Holy Spirit in a man, and the flesh lusts against the Spirit;

Put a man in the third heaven, and when he comes down the flesh will be puffed up about it (2 Cor 12:7).

The flesh is the same all the way down.”