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Today: Think and Laugh Like a Christian Should!

Posted by truthtalklive on June 6, 2007

Today’s Guest: Christian Comedian, Jason Anderson!

Is it okay for Christians to laugh? Even in church?

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3 Responses to “Today: Think and Laugh Like a Christian Should!”

  1. Chris said

    After attending church last night and having laughed on at least three seperate occasions, the answer is yes it is okay to laugh. If it weren’t the pastor wouldn’t tell jokes. If anyone has ever heard a sermon from Greg Laurie (Harvest Christian Fellowship Riverside, CA)then you know that if you don’t laugh there might be something wrong with you. He is funny and gives a great biblical message as well.

  2. Greg said

    Laughing has been proven to be physically, psychologically and relationally healing. God deals with us in ways that are very amusing on many occasions. Smiling is also healthy. These are gifts from God that make our lives in this foreign world that much more bearable. Christians take life to seriously so often that they make people who are different or who are in different places in their spiritual walk uncomfortable and unworthy of their presence. Life in this world is not about being perfect or expecting people to be in agreement with us. Our job as Christians is to make the world feel love showing them the heart of God and thus leading them to the better life promised by their Creator. We should back off with trying to force people to be righteous scaring them away from God with our stern, denigrating, self-righteous and alouf ways of dealing in politics, talk shows, preachers or other arenas. People keep hearing these condescending tones from talk show hosts (no offense, Stu), callers, preachers and politians as well as in Christians they meet in general and are turned off by the whole Christian religion. That makes them not want anything to do with God. I’ve recently had a girlfriend who did just that. She turned away from God and me at least partly because of such things. Let’s lighten up, Christians, smile, laugh and show people what God does in us. God will change people’s hearts by His word. That is the only meaningful source of holiness because it is Jesus doing the work. Anything else is legalism.

  3. Richard said

    I’ve heard it mentioned that, when Jesus spoke of removing the plank from your eye so you can see the speck in your brother’s eye, it was intended to be humorous (in an exagerrated sort of way). As I picture how my pastor would say that, if he were to give someone that advice, he would be smiling and laughing as he said it. No reason to think Jesus wouldn’t do the same.

    Just because He was the Man of Sorrows doesn’t meant He didn’t laugh. Laughter is not a sin, therefore, laughter in church is not either (as long as the subject matter is appropriate).

    Ecc 3:4 A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance.

    Luke 6:21 “Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

    Nobody said check your joy at the door of the church with your coat and hat. And I don’t know about you, but when I’m happy and joyful, I laugh.

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