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THE DEACON'S CODE OF ETHIC
Full of the Holy Sprit (Acts 6:3)
He should possess the fruit of the Spirit Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, fidelity, meekness, and temperance. Galatians 5:22-23
Full of Wisdom
He must know well how to care for the temporal things of the church and should be distinguished for prudence and other practical virtues.
Of honest Report
He must have a good reputation, a highly regarded character, by those both in and out of the church.
This describes a serious minded man, who will not make light of the sacred things of God.
He must not be double tongued. His word should be as good as his bond. There should be no need of doubting his statements.
Not a Drinker
A drinking Deacon may become a disgrace to his office, for drinking makes one unfit for business and opens the door to other temptations.
The love of money is the root of all evil. It would be especially bad for one entrusted with the Lord's money to be greedy.
The Deacon must be a sincere, deep-rooted, faithful man, one who has convictions in the faith and the courage to stand by his convictions.
A Christian will not be suited to fill a responsible office until be becomes strong enough to endure the meat of the gospel.
If an officer is not above reproach and of good reputation, he will bring shame upon the church.
Husband of one wife
Like the Elder, the Deacon is to have only one wife.
Rule own house well
The children of the Elders and Deacons are to be nourished and brought up in the faith, and so trained as to develop self control.
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