Amend the Preface to the Social Principles as follows:
...The Social Principles are a prayerful ...They are a call to faithfulness and are intended to be instructive and persuasive in the best of the prophetic spirit;
however, they are not church law. The Social Principles...
The deleted phrase is a disclaimer that changes the tone and weakens the power of the historic emphasis on an “instructive and persuasive” spirit.