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Peter,You Are The Rock, And Upon You I Will Build My Church Not A Coporation.

There's another church being sued by church members - over access to financial records. This time its Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, pastured by the Revs. Rudolph McKissick, Sr. and Jr. BBIC is a predominantly African-American church that split from FBC Jax way back in 1877. Any how according to an articles by Jeff Brumley in the Florida Times Union on July 25 th and August 16 several BBIC deacons are suing the church to gain access to financial records of the church, so that they the church members can be fully informed on how a $22 million dollar loan was spent by church leaders. Questions:

Why not let members see financial records? What could possibly be wrong with that? On what grounds is the church denying these members from gaining access to financial records of their own church at which they've served and financially supported?Now, according to Brumley, the church is drawing a distinction between being members of the "church", and being a member of…