Building on the previous post, here is another thought about April Fool’s Day. April Fool’s Day is not a holiday for the truth!
The Bible says that Jesus is the truth:
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
— John 14:6
The verse says Jesus is the truth, not that He is truthful. If he was just truthful, one dishonest slip or action would simply mean that he is just not quite as full of the truth. But, the truth is His identity. One dishonest slip and Jesus ceases to be who He claims. The truth is important to Christ!
We are called to be like Jesus, which could only mean that we should strive to be honest in all things. For example, Paul said:
Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
I Corithians 11:1
We follow Jesus’ example not to obtain salvation, but because of what He did for us. After receiving salvation from Him, following His example is the least we could do. Any, maybe it will lead others to accepting His free gift of salvation.
In conclusion, any April Fool’s joke should at least be clear in that it is a joke. You should not leave the reader or observer to doubt when all is said and done what is the truth. The goal should be to make people laugh, not deceive them.