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Why You Should Not Fool Anyone On April Fool's Day

  The true origin of April fool’s day remains uncertain owing to the numerous explanations given. Even though the Bible does not contain any direct command against observing the April Fools' Day, one can critically examine certain Biblical principles and know that God does not approve of tricks (whether harmless or funny) that are designed to anger, embarrass or humiliate others
  When it comes to having fun or playing practical jokes at another's expense, Christians should take to heart the principle that Jesus Christ set forth: "Just as you want men to do to you, do the same way to them." (Luke 6:31). The April Fools’ Day, is a day when the opposite is done.
  Pranks played on April Fools’ Day (in the name of harmless fun) are usually set in motion through lies, often leading to misunderstanding and confusion thus violating one of God’s Ten Commandments: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” (Ex. 20:16; Deut. 5:20)
  Before playing a practical joke on someone, ask yourself, “Would I like to be the object of the joke?” The Bible counsels that we should never receive pleasure at the expense of someone else’s embarrassment or hurt.
   I’ve had a lot of April Fool’s jokes pulled on me, and I must admit that I’ve pulled off a few good ones myself. But one thing I’ve noticed: no one likes being called a fool, nor being made to look like a fool. Just before you go around tricking someone this day, remember this:
…whoever spreads slander is a fool(proverbs 10:18) 


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