Paradoxically, access has not brought us closer to each other. Alienated –locked up in their “room-empire” they live their little addicted life in a virtual world that has lost all connections to real life. These people are in a desperate need of genuine love.
In every age there is a new development of truth, a message of God to the people of that generation. The old truths are all essential; new truth is not independent of the old, but an unfolding of it. It is only as the old truths are understood that we can comprehend the new. (…)
But it is the light which shines in the fresh unfolding of truth that glorifies the old. He who rejects or neglects the new does not really possess the old. For him it loses its vital power and becomes but a lifeless form. Ellen White says (COL, 127-128):