Is it ok to prank someone?

Here's the answer:

It is okay only if you are not mean or hurtful to the other person.

Pulling pranks on another person is like playing a practical joke on them. Everyone loves to laugh, but as Christians, we should never do something that would make another person feel hurt or laughed at. Pranks can quickly get out of hand if not kept in check. If you want to prank someone, make sure it is not mean or hurtful.

Before you do a prank, ask yourself if this is something that you would be okay with if somebody did it to you. Jesus tells us to treat others the way we want to be treated (Luke 6:31). If you think the prank would hurt the person’s feelings, don’t do it. If your prank is hurtful, it could cause you to lose a friend.

Pranks can be fun if done properly; however, they can turn bad really quickly. Think hard before you do a prank. As Christians, we should never pull a prank that would hurt a person’s feelings. We are commanded to love others as we love ourselves. This means we should not intentionally try to hurt another person. While it is ok to prank someone, only prank people if you know they will take it all in good fun. Never prank someone if it could potentially hurt their feelings.

Bible Truth

"Do to others as you want them to do to you" (Luke 6:31). "Love does not harm its neighbor. So love does everything the law requires" (Romans 13:10). "The whole law is fulfilled by obeying this one command. 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself'" (Galatians 5:14).