4SC10-12: 8.1.5: Why this calamity? There is but one answer, and that is: many who profess Present Truth do not whole-heartedly believe and practice what is written in the Code. In truth, doubt and disbelief in the Code is in varying degrees, leavening our companies everywhere. And only a few, “a handful to the tribes,” as it were, religiously attach face value to “this monthly visitor’s” high and solemn affirmation that “it positively demands that the heralds of ‘the great and dreadful day of the Lord,’ who are under its jurisdiction, must strictly comply with all the requirements, instructions, and advice which it bears to them from time to time, adding nothing to or subtracting nothing from the message. It will not countenance those who ignore its divine authority, for the church is to be the light of the world, ‘fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners.'”
4SC10-12: 8.1.6: Apparently, though, neither a “thus saith the Lord” nor an “it is written” has as much effect nowadays upon the conscience of Present Truth believers and upon their “ideas and theories, habits and practices” as do the sentiments: “They say, ” “I have heard” (T.M. 505), “I think.”
2SC1: 3.5: Please restudy the whole message — the two volumes of “The Shepherd’s Rod,” the tracts, and the Code, and try to find out wherein you yourselves are not walking in its blazing light. Then correct the errors at once if you expect to obtain the promises of God. Do not neglect your only duty which should “engross the whole mind, the whole attention” and fit you for His eternal kingdom.
3SC11,12: 9.2.3: In the light of the awful warnings here sounded, let every SRod believer gather up without delay “the corrections” given “from time to time” in “The Symbolic Code,” which “positively demands that the heralds of ‘the great and dreadful day of the Lord,’ who are under its jurisdiction, must strictly comply with all requirements, instruction, and advice which it bears to them from time to time, adding nothing to or subtracting nothing from the message. It will not countenance those who ignore its divine authority.”
3SC11,12: 9.2.4: Studiously and prayerfully reread the following passages found in “The Symbolic Code”
Vol. 1, No. 8, p. 1, Par. 5
Vol. 1, No. 4, p. 1, Pars. 4-6
Vol. 1, No. 17, p. 6, Pars. 1-4
Vol. 1, No. 17, p. 7, Last Par., First sentence
Vol. 1, No. 17, p, 8, Par. 7
Vol. 1, No. 17, p. 9, Pars. 3-5
Vol. 2, Nos. 3, 4, p. 13, Col. 2, Par. 1
Vol. 1, No. 15, p. 2, Pars. 3, 4
Vol. 1, No. 16, p. 7, Last Par. to top of p. 8, and Pars. 2-5 on p. 8
Vol. 1, No. 16, p. 5, Pars. 7, 8
Vol. 2, No. 11; Complete article “Take Heed Lest Ye Fall”
Vol. 1, No. 15, p. 4, Par. 3
Vol. 1, No. 15, p. 2, Pars. 7-9, and all p. 3
Vol. 1, No. 15, p. 1, Pars. 5, 6
Vol. 1, No. 13, p. 9, Pars. 8, 9.
3SC11,12: 9.2.5: In the fear of the Lord, carefully restudy these passages, and quickly, without a moment’s delay, make all required reform, for the messages in the Code are your final warnings.
3SC11,12: 9.2.6: Clean up, brother! Clean up, sister! Lest your convictions “be wrung from your grasp” (“Testimonies for the Church,” Vol. 6, p. 401), and you never go home.
3SC11,12: 9.2.7: “Therefore, we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; how shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?” (Heb. 2:1-3.)