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Letter to the editor: Are you a CEO?

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Those who are “twice-a-year church goers” is so common place in our society that today’s Urban Dictionary has given such people a name.  They’re called “CEO’s” (Christmas & Easter Only).
Now, I’m thankful when people think of Jesus, even if it is only twice a year. I don’t want to criticize their movement in the right direction, but I don’t want them to think that such shallow commitment is sufficient to please God. Being a Christian is so much more than attending church services twice a year.  It is total commitment.  It is a pattern to be lived so others may follow. 
How could anyone seriously think that “twice-a-year” is an appropriate response to the eternal redemptive working of God which culminated in the horrific death of His Son?  How could anything less than our entire lives be an acceptable response to God?
“Twice-a-year” “CEO’s” need to be taught.  They need to understand just how far this practice misses the mark.  How do we do this, especially when they’re only present twice a year? We need to teach the “baby Jesus,” but also remind them that Jesus grew up and placed moral demands upon our lives. We need to remind people of the gifts brought to Jesus by the wise men, but also remind them of the gift that Jesus now gives to those who fully trust in him.
Do you know any CEO’s? Ephesians 4:15.


Bill Dayton
Owenton Church of Christ