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CAN A DEACON BE CURSED FOR NOT SETTING A PROPER EXAMPLE OR WITNESS FOR THE CHURCH?
It is not possible for a Christian to be "cursed." Jesus took the curse for us when He died on the cross for us. Galatians 3:13 says, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree."
If a deacon commits a sin which brings reproach upon his testimony and/or that of the church, then what he would do is disqualify himself from holding that position. I Timothy 3:8-13 lists the qualifications: "Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus." If a deacon fails to meet those qualifications, then he should resign his office as deacon.
If a deacon falls into sin and will not repent, then the Lord will chasten him like any other Christian. Hebrews 12:6 says, "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth."
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