Should / could the Elders of a church use a family / individual giving (tithe) as a barameter of their faith? This is, of course, over an amount of time?
There are a lot of things that may go into it like someone knowing roughly how much someone makes, the frequency of giving, etc.
Rough times in someone's life is taken into consideration as well.
Basically, if someone has somehow been informed that someone makes $100,00 a year but only gives $2000 in giving for the church, should that be addressed, lovingly, by an Elder?
Or if someone gives X amount and then stops giving or gives substantially less w/o going through any harsdships ...
Is giving indicitave of someone's faith? I say yes since it has been provided by the Father but what sayeth yea?