The auditor resigned last week, of my old Church, with immediate effect. He was found to be in "criminal contravention" of the Auditing Profession Act, section 41, over a period of several years, including my own ministry. His defence is ignorance of the law. But city attorneys are emphatic: "No. No. No. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Particularly not if you pretend to be an auditor which you are not." The judicial system has the same approach, in South Africa. OBSERVATION: "The audit" was arguably the biggest crisis of my ministry. It has become increasingly clear that it shouldn't have been. Earlier this year, the Legal Director of the Board of Auditors recommended a major review of the Church's finances, as a priority.