spitfire wrote:... one of the concerns was the Bishop's access to a member's tithing record as it relates to worthiness & temple recommend interviews.
Now as a sister, my thought would be if the question was asked about tithing & they lied, etc, then it would be between the individual & the Lord...but if a Bishop does want to know if a member is paying tithing, could he easily access this info from the department that handles EFT or would he/could he get a report (quarterly or otherwise)??
The simple answer is no. The bishop has absolutely no access to that information, and that is by policy of the Church Donations department.
In any case, it is not the bishop's role to analyze a member's income and tithing payments to make a judgment as to whether the member paid precisely 10%.