We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine

Did You Know? Until the twentieth century, doctors often prescribed the smoking of pipes or cigarettes for asthma patients. Believing it was one of the ways of introducing medications directly into the patient’s bronchial tubes and lungs; nitrate powders, cubeb, and plant-derived stramonium were mixed with the tobacco. This practice continued until the late 1800’s when experimenters discovered that steam was a means to deliver medications directly to the lungs. Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 7: “the excellence of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it.” &

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