Last month, after I received a message from the conservative Republican group GOP USA proclaiming the existence of a miracle Bible code to cure cancer, I shared with you the 10 indications that the so-called Matthew 4 Protocol is a scam:
- Advertising is vague about what the Matthew 4 Protocol actually does.
- You haven’t heard about the Matthew 4 Protocol in the newspapers.
- Links in the advertisements lead to a web page that says it is run by one person but is registered to another person, neither of whom is a doctor or scientist.
- Further links trigger automatic redirects to pages of commerce, not science.
- These web pages feature discreet disclaimers telling you that none of what they write should be construed as actual medical advice.
- If you read carefully, the promotional material is framed in the form of a question — “Did our Creator ‘encode’ a CANCER CURE on the 859th page of an ancient Bible?” — not the definitive declaration “Yes!”
- There actually isn’t any reference to a formula for a cancer cure or any medical breakthrough in the Bible’s book of Matthew chapter 4.
- The one substance clearly identified — Crown of Thorns plant extract — is said to cure multiple ailments of multiple types. This extract is mentioned near uses of the word “cancer” but is never specifically being identified as the “Matthew 4 Protocol.”
- That Crown of Thorns plant extract has no peer-reviewed studies demonstrating its anti-cancer properties, and is actually carcinogenic.
- The supposed “doctor” who supposedly endorses the Matthew 4 Protocol as a cure for cancer doesn’t actually mention the Matthew 4 Protocol anywhere on his website… which is odd reticence for a miracle cancer cure breakthrough, especially considering how self-promotional this “doctor” is otherwise. This “doctor” didn’t actually go to medical school or get a mainstream medical degree. He’s a “Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine” — which has been called a quack degree for the field’s embrace of unproven and disproven “cures.”
Since I wrote that article, there have been two developments I’d like to share with you.
First, I went through every step of sign-up process that is supposed to share with me, for free, the Matthew 4 Protocol. The process did garner me a link to a web page that provides a transcript of the sales-pitch video referenced in my earlier post. To save the information for posterity in case anyone tries to take down that transcript, I’ve posted a verbatim copy here.
The transcript of the video promises that “lifesaving information” about the Matthew 4 Protocol is mine, free:
“And this lifesaving information can be yours, absolutely FREE. Just RSVP at the bottom of this page to get your FREE copy”
In the 9 days since I RSVPed just as asked, I have not received any information on what the Matthew 4 Protocol is. But I have received a solicitation to pay $19 for the information:
I’ve saved a copy of this e-mail message for you to review here. It is sent by “Dr. Mark Stengler” and features, as you can see above, the claim that a “Matthew 4 Protocol” exists that promises a “cancer free” future. At the end of the e-mail message, however, come two contrary disclaimers:
The products promoted in this material are not necessarily endorsed by Dr. Mark Stengler.
The information provided in House Calls should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this site. Readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.
So is this information vouched for by “Dr. Mark Stengler?” It both is and isn’t. Is the Matthew 4 Cancer Protocol vouched for by “Dr. Mark Stengler”? In the e-mail message at least, it both is and isn’t.
There is no such equivocation in the transcript of the sales pitch for the Matthew 4 Protocol, which declares without hedging that “Dr. Mark Stengler” vouches for the Matthew 4 Protocol. In the following excerpts, the ellipses are in the original text:
And not long ago, we found something we never could have imagined…
We call it a “healing code,” and it’s hidden on page 859 of the King James Bible.
After fact-checking the information with the help of a world-renowned naturopathic medical doctor, we’ve arrived at an astonishing conclusion…
Carefully woven into ancient scripture…
there is a cutting-edge CURE for cancer
It’s a set of “instructions” encoded in Matthew Chapter 4…
And when you follow these instructions, something truly miraculous happens…
Cancer… any type of cancer… can no longer survive in your body.
See, the instructions describe the principles of a cancer destroying “protocol.” It’s so powerful, it has even cured aggressive widespread bone cancer—a form of the disease that most doctors consider untreatable.
After doctors have abandoned all hope, late-stage cancer stops growing, tumors begin to shrink, and a few weeks later your oncologist is dumbfounded when he announces “complete remission”…
I know it may be hard to believe. I’m a Christian myself, but the idea of a cure for cancer hidden in the Bible seemed a little “out there”…
But when a world-renowned naturopathic medical doctor (who I’ll introduce you to in a minute) examined the science behind the healing code… and verified that it lines up with some of the most advanced cancer research ever conducted…
I knew we were onto something BIG…
It may sound strange, but I truly believe we were meant to make this discovery… and to share it with you today…
So right now, you’re going to learn how to prevent, reverse, and even CURE one of our worst diseases—by following the “healing code” we discovered.
And I’m sure that once you learn the facts about what we call…
The “Matthew 4 Cancer Protocol”
You’ll not only believe in the Bible’s healing codes…
You’ll know how to beat cancer once and for all.
Just imagine… a cancer treatment that’s completely non-invasive, with virtually zero side effects… a treatment that can safely be used along with conventional therapies, without costing you an added penny…
Now, imagine that this treatment is so incredibly effective; it’s been shown to ELIMINATE even highly aggressive, late-stage cancers in less than one month.
Because the doctor I told you about earlier—the one who’s been helping us verify the Bible’s healing secrets—has made this life saving information available to you.
In a groundbreaking special report entitled THE BIBLE’S HEALING CODE REVEALED, he’s laid out a step-by-step plan that shows you how to harness the power of the Matthew 4 cancer protocol.
With your permission, he would like to send you this lifesaving information at no cost whatsoever. (That’s right… this information is completely FREE, as his gift to you. Details in just a moment.)
The Matthew 4 cancer protocol is remarkably simple, it’s a breeze to follow, and you could see and feel the lifesaving results in just a few weeks.
And remember, it’s been safely used along with chemo (in fact, the studies clearly show that it boosts the effectiveness of chemo while drastically reducing the side effects!)
But be warned: when your oncologist sees your cancer disappearing in record time, he’s going to be stunned.
Feel free to tell him all about the Matthew 4 cancer protocol!
Any objective scientist can’t help but be impressed. Especially when he’s seen it work first-hand!
I’ll tell you how to get your FREE copy of this breakthrough cancer-fighting plan in just a moment. But first, let me introduce you to the doctor himself.
His name is Mark Stengler. If that rings a bell, you may have caught his weekly show on PBS, “Natural Healing with Mark Stengler,” or his appearances on the 700 club. Or maybe you’ve seen his groundbreaking books on natural cancer treatments.
Hailed as “the leader of natural medicine’s new wave,” Dr. Stengler has quickly become one of the most trusted evangelists in the now crowded world of natural healing.
And his reputation for delivering the most advanced, effective natural therapies available makes him one of the most sought after Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine in the world.
But get to know him personally and you’ll see he’s much more than that. He’s also a devout Christian, and he’s studied the Bible in great depth.
In fact, in addition to an advanced medical degree, he holds a Masters in Religious Studies from Southern California Seminary.
Which is why we sought him out to help us decipher the medical application of the Bible’s healing codes. We knew that even as a man of science, Dr. Stengler firmly believes that…
Real healing miracles come from God
And the Matthew 4 cancer protocol is just the beginning.
There’s no beating around the bush here. There’s no mistaking the claim. According to this sales pitch, with the Matthew 4 Protocol “Cancer… any type of cancer… can no longer survive in your body.” And who has “fact checked” this claim? Who has “verified” the Matthew 4 Protocol? According to the sales pitch, “his name is Mark Stengler.”
If the sales pitch is accurate, then it appears that the naturopathic “Dr. Mark Stengler” has endorsed a scam.
Is the sales pitch accurate? Is it true? Or is the name of “Dr. Mark Stengler” being used by scamsters without Mark Stengler’s knowledge? This is where the second recent development comes in.
In the second development since my original post on the Matthew 4 Protocol, Mark Stengler’s followers have begun to pepper him with questions about this supposed “Matthew 4 Protocol”:
Mark Stengler’s response — “Hi everyone! Thank you all for your comments and questions. This book is being promoted by my newsletter publisher. You would need to contact them and ask if you can order the book separately. No, I did not write the book. When you order the newsletter it is included in the package as part of the promotion. Thanks again. I appreciate and value your opinions and questions. Have a blessed day.” — seems to reject authorship. This stands in contradiction to the text of the sales pitch and the e-mail message that follows it. It also suggests that the name of “Mark Stengler” is being used by someone else to promote the Matthew 4 Protocol as an apparent scam — in which case the actual Mark Stengler would not be a scamster, but rather an innocent victim of the enterprise.
It is important for us to know the difference — and if Mark Stengler is not actually selling this scam, it’s important for him to know that someone else is using his name for shady purposes. To that end, I have posted a direct question to Mark Stengler on his facebook page:
And I have also asked him the same question over Twitter:
I will share the full, complete text of any response to these questions I receive from Mark Stengler or his associates in this matter… and I will post a link to that response as an attachment to this post. If you do not see an indication of a response in this post, you will know I haven’t received any.