According to your Bible, it does require a dramatic personal change.<quoted text> The change is positional. From positional enemies to positional peace with God. It does not necessarly require dramatic change in personality. If i look over my life in the past year things have improved dramatically.
I would say you can have high expectations of other people in general and Christians but in the process serenity is forfeited. I like a qoute from Alcoholics Anonymous book involving a Professor in the personal stories section. His serenity is directly proportional to his acceptance and inverse proportion to his expectations of other people. Most Christians are very decent people. I know! They put up with me. Done all they could to help me, again and again. Came to see me in jail. These are busy people. PH.Ds, People in business. So your perception of Christians and mine are dramatically different. I had to get to know them and they me. Knowledge is a windbag and love is a builder.
New International Version (NIV)
20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
It's amazing to me how many of the teachings of the Bible Christians overlook just because they don't want to follow them.
'put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.'
That says that you do have to make a drastic change. Yet none of the fundies here obey that AT ALL.
You want everyone who is not a Christian to obey the rules of the Bible that you totally ignore. Are you surprised that we think those rules have done nothing for you and therefore see no reason to join you?