There is an assumption in our society that "modern is better". Well, I don't agree with that when it comes to matters of the faith. In fact, Scripture prophesies that a great apostasy will occur, and I believe part of the reason is due to a lack of understanding concerning the history of Christianity.
Protestants spun off of that in the Middle Ages but still took most of their errant doctrines. Methinks they didn't protest enough. Call me a heretic if you like but I think since the Adventist Movement of 1844, we are finally throwing off those false teachings.
I an not SDA but my fellows are a product of that movement, that broke off from the SDA. We feel God's laws are too easily dismissed even though we are under the grace covenant. So yes, I think this particular "new/modern" is better. I think we are finally really discerning God's truths as per scripture: Daniel 12:4 "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."