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Originally posted by JesusisTruth
Christ is full of (sincerity).
Laughter, no, sense of humor is for people who want to be made happy by jokes constantly, it lightens the atmospher. Alittle is not bad, but constantly without any deepness is shallow.
The war we have to go through with satan involved in our lives, eternity, perfection on so on, the message of God is serious.
Likewise (joy) is a gift of the holy Ghost.
and you see what seperates Childs joy, with grown people who lost their innocence?
Kids are sincere, they dont have a built in humor like poeple who lose their innocence, and they are very joyful, (good) ones.
But they dont need jokes to be happy, they need their joys and affection towards parents.
The apostles of God were like children. Thats why God says.
" Unless you be converted and become as children, you shall not enter into the house of God "
Not literally as children, but as children in malice and sincerity and humility.
children are last minded, they know how to follow the leader.
Same as animals. They dont joke, or laugh, or make a joke to try and be liked. But they are full of joy and love, the ones who been raised right ofcourse.
they dont talk, but are silent to us, but very loving.
God doesnt want our happiness to be in jokes alone, but in an affection we cant imagine.
Jokes last for a second, then you return to silence and thought, they take up seconds and are not want heaven is like.
So dont worry about that. Angels communicate to each other through mind and not speech I think. like animals who God is in.
God is looking for childlike souls, who have simplicity sincerity and look for an ultimate affection.
[edit on 2-12-2007 by JesusisTruth]
only goes to show what you know
Originally posted by kacou
I would love to hear from people that read and live by the Bible to explain to me why is laughter missing in the great book.
(Gen 17:17) Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
(Gen 18:12) And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
(Gen 18:13) And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
(Gen 18:15) Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
(Gen 21:6) And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh; every one that heareth will laugh with me.
(Job 8:21) He will yet fill thy mouth with laughter, and thy lips with shouting.
(Psa 126:2) Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the nations, The LORD hath done great things for them.
(Ecc 3:4) a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
(Ecc 10:19) A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life: and money answereth all things.
(Luk 6:21) Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
I showed that laughter is not missing in the Bible like you claimed. Also, the Bible doesn't have something against laughter like you claimed. The Bible only shows the necessary appropriateness of laughter.
I have not time right now, but for sure I will put down here some passage of the old and new testament that actually warn you of laughing.