Deacon – Mormon Quotes office of the Aaronic Priesthood.  A boy is normally ordained a deacon when

he is 12 years of age or older. Some of a deacon’s responsibilities are to pass the sacrament

and collect fast offerings from the members.

1 Tim. 3:8-11Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, 9but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.

Why is a twelve year old boy given a position of authority over a grown woman?  Additionally, deacons must have a clear understanding of the faith that must have already been proven.  What twelve year old qualifies for that?

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