In fact, I believe that if one doesn’t grasp this Romans 7 dynamic of conflict which goes on in all of us believers, they will have one of two tendencies:
1. Pride, because they think they are following the law well enough to earn God’s love and favor, or
2. Despair, because they don’t understand what’s happening within themselves.
Anyway, here are some excellent persuasive reasons to understand that those Romans 7 passages refer to a new covenant believer: