Are You A "C-E-M" Christian?
“ARE YOU A ‘CEM’ CHRISTIAN?”
Have you heard of those who are labeled “CEM” Christians? They are those who attend services on Christmas, Easter, and Mother’s Day. Hence the term “CEM” Christians. Today throughout the world many are celebrating what has been labeled as “Easter,” a time during which the world pauses to remember the resurrection of Jesus. However, many are more concerned about having Easter egg hunts, visits from the Easter Bunny, and days off work than they are about the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave. Easter Sunday is a fine time to remember the resurrection of Jesus, but so is every other day. Those who remember Jesus only on Easter Sunday actually do not remember Him at all. Jesus wants us to remember Him every day. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:15, “and He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.”
There are many other things that Jesus wants us to do that cannot be done just on Easter Sunday. Jesus commands us to remember His death, burial, and resurrection while partaking of the Lord’s Supper every first day of the week. (I Corinthians 11:25, Acts 20:7) You cannot do that just on Easter Sunday. Jesus tells us that each of us must take up our cross daily and follow Him. (Luke 9:23) You cannot do that just on Easter Sunday. Jesus commands us to pray to our Heavenly Father every day. (Matthew 6:11) Jesus wants us to teach others about Him every day. (Acts 5:42) We are encouraged to be a living sacrifice for Christ. (Romans 12:2) You cannot do any of these things only on Easter Sunday and be acceptable to God.
Paul warned the early Christians at Galatia to be wary of “observing days and months and seasons and years. I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain.” (Galatians 4:10-11) Jesus said, “These people draw near to Me with their mouths, and honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me.” (Matthew 15:8). Faithful Christians worship Christ from the heart. They are consistent and constant in their devotion and worship to the Lord. They strive to remember Jesus every day in their walks of life. Are you a “CEM” Christian, or is your heart truly devoted to Him?