I believe we need both the light of truth and the guidance of tradition now more than ever. (John Tang)
Tradition alone does not determine what is true or false, but it does help in understanding the context in which it has been applied. When we want to know clearly about a specific issue, it is often helpful to consider how the word in question was understood originally. Update the current usage of the term, but don’t move away from its basic meaning.
Truthful words stand the test of time (Proverbs 12:19).