Partakers of Divine Nature

God has provided us Divine Power to be partakers of Divine Nature. (II Peter 1:3-4) Paul terms that as the New Creation. (II Corinthians 5:17) There are four kinds of nature that could be observed among humans. However, the Bible has only two natures: Divine Nature and Fallen nature. The Fallen nature could be classified into three.
1) Animal nature: This is repaying evil for evil. The jungle rule is ‘survival of the fittest’. The animals could be ruthless and brutal with their own kind. Paul and Peter write warning against repaying evil with evil. (I Peter 3:9; Romans 12: 17)
2) Human nature: Humanism or Humanitarian values are to treat others with courtesy. Good for good is their motto.
3) Devilish nature: Prophet Isaiah condemns those who term good as evil and evil as good. (Isaiah 5:20) Their value system is twisted. Evil for good is the Satanic principle.
Divine nature: The divine nature is to resist evil by doing good. “Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21) Lord Jesus Christ could pray for forgiveness of his enemies; hence he calls his disciples to bless and pray for their enemies. (Luke 23:34; Matthew 5:44) Stephen following the model of Lord Jesus Christ also pleaded for forgiveness of his murderers. (Acts 7:59)
Disciples are invited to be partakers in divine nature, imitate Lord Jesus Christ and be a model in this world.
Do I exhibit the divine nature?