"Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein" Jeremiah 6:16)
There are two errors that are pretty current with regard to old things. The first is that everything old is good, and everything new is bad.
That idea, of course, harms progress and discourages all thought. It also petrifies the imagination and digs a grave for all expectation. I am afraid that when it comes to theology and spiritual thought, we have adopted the notion that the old is good and everything new is bad. We have to go back yonder to discover a man who has spiritual imagination enough even to state things differently from that which is current in his time.
I will tell you what I would like to see for this critical age - a number of persons committed to the everlastingness of the truth as it is given from heaven, manifested in the inspiration of Scripture and the faith of our fathers so that it is impossible to go back theologically. The result would be truth related in an imaginative way for our time.
The truths of God are not timely (that is, geared into time). The truths of God are eternal. They rise above time.
~A. W. Tozer~