John 1:12,13 NKJV ... As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His Name; who were born, not of blood, not of the will of the flesh,nor of the will of man, but of God.
When we've been born again, we are children of God.
1 John 5:4,5 NKJV ... Whatever (whoever) is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that overcomes the world --- our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
See yourself the way God sees you instead of the way you've seen yourself before by other people telling you that "you're just an old sinner". The next time someone tells you this, stomp your foot and say, "NO, I'm not an old sinner! I've been saved... I'm born again ... God's Spirit is in me ... I have His Divine Nature ... I have His faith! I AM NOT AN OLD SINNER!
Then show them this verse: "Whosoever is born of God overcomes the world" (1 John 5:4). If you are born of God and you have His Spirit within you, you are one of those "whosoevers".
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler