April Fools’ Day: Should the Christian Celebrate it?

Over the years, I have watched and observed with great sadness how so-called Christians will deceive people in the name of April Fools’ Day. The rate at which certain Christians rush to celebrate a day the world set apart for lies and deceits must be very shocking to the devil himself. The name itself says Fools’ Day, which means that it is for fools and if you are a Christian happily deceiving people in the name of celebrating this day, it basically means that you are fool. And I use the word “fool” without any apology.

From the way things are going, it will not be a surprise for some Christians to celebrate a day of stealing if the world decides to celebrate it and they will steal in the name of having fun. Stealing is bad and so is lying. In fact, I personally think that lying or deceit is worse, because, sin entered the world through deceit. Satan deceived Eve and Adam (Genesis 3:13); and they sinned against God in the process.

If we could always ask ourselves: What Would Jesus Do in any situation, it would help us a lot? Would Jesus take delight in deceiving people in the name of April Fools’ Day, which is being celebrated by the world? Didn’t Jesus say, “You are not of the world”? (John 15:19). How would deceiving someone in the name of having fun draw him/her to Christ? These are few questions we should be asking ourselves.

In conclusion, I know some people don’t like to hear the truth, but a Christian must be interested in the truth. Lying or deceiving people is a sin and there is nothing fun about it.

On this day, let me take this opportunity to remind my fellow Christians that there is nothing noble, virtuous or good about deceiving people in the name of April Fools’ Day. Remember that Satan is the father of lies, (John 8:44) and you will be doing his bidding if you deliberately deceive people in the name of having fun.

 

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