"DRUGS have become the
nation's NUMBER ONE POISON KILLER!" This was the
startling statement made by "Collier's"
magazine of April 23, 1949 in reference to barbiturates, the drugs known as "sleeping
Since that time, an increasing number of facts have become known
to the public through newspapers and magazines PROVING the
truth of what Mr. Armstrong said over fifteen years ago: "Actually,
there isn't a cure in a carload -- or a train load -- of medicine!" (See
the booklet, "Does God Heal Today?" page 11.)
The use of drugs and medicines IS ON THE INCREASE.
Tranquilizers are used by one out of seven people. SIXTEEN
MILLION POUNDS OF ASPIRIN are consumed by the public each year. And
one hundred million Americans are addicted to laxatives.
Yet, drugs and medicines have NOT lowered the
death rate caused by disease. Instead, there have been ALARMING
INCREASES due to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other killing
Only Drug Industry
The statistics show that drugs and medicines have NOT
eliminated, or even decreased, sickness and disease. Drugs have benefited
no one but the pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers.
The manufacturing of drugs has become BIG BUSINESS!
Some FIVE HUNDRED NEW DRUGS are introduced every year and
millions of pounds are consumed by the public. The success of drug sales
is due to the advertising methods used by drug manufacturers.
What are some of these advertising methods?
The former medical director of a major drug firm told Senate
investigators on April 13, 1960 that the drug industry has a simple maxim:
"If you can't convince them, confuse
them." This was the testimony of Dr. A. Dale
Consul, who further testified that the drug industry, is unique in that "IT
CAN MAKE EXPLOITATION APPEAR A NOBLE PURPOSE." He
also said in prepared testimony that doctors and the public are subjected to a
constant "barrage" of
new drugs even though some are WORTHLESS and others have "A
GREATER POTENTIAL FOR HARM THAN FOR GOOD" (emphasis ours throughout
Another revealing insight into the advertising methods used by
the drug industry was given by "Consumer
Reports" in November, 1958: "Newness
has become the very touchstone of drug production the manufacturers of ladies'
dresses and automobiles. To keep the sales curve in attractive upthrust,
they feel they need to bring out new models every season ... If a new model is
actually a new drug, it gets a tremendous promotional send-off, often before
anyone knows whether it is good ... The theory -- it apparently works -- is
that if people hear about new drugs they will rush into their doctors' offices
to demand it. The tranquilizer bonanza is an unhappy example of what can
happen in the wake of widespread publicity."
DRUGS ARE NOT ONLY WORTHLESS, but DANGEROUS!
This fact is borne out by numerous statements made by doctors and medical
authorities. "Doctor Robert H. Groh,
associate Professor of neurology at George Washington University, told the
Southern Medical Association that SOME TRANQUILIZERS HAVE SERIOUS AND
IRREVERSIBLE EFFECTS on the brain" ("Chicago American," November
A California newspaper printed this report: "Few
realize that these potentially dangerous drugs (penicillin, streptomycin, and
other antibiotics) may not help, but rather HINDER RECOVERY under certain
circumstances ... The practice of asking doctors for penicillin injections to
help clear up minor colds and virus infections is FRAUGHT WITH DANGER!
Some of the newer drugs may have cumulative side effects. There are no
statistics available on these incidents. It is a WILDERNESS OF
UNCERTAINTIES" (Santa Rosa "Press Democrat," February 26,
The Effect of
Penicillin has been called a "queen
of drugs" despite the fact that there has been an
increasing number of SEVERE AND FATAL reactions which have been
reported in medical papers. In 1957, it was estimated that some 1,000 DEATHS
due to reactions to penicillin had occurred in the United States alone.
Cortisone, the "wonder
drug" used to stop the symptoms of allergic disease in
children, may be a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, according to an expert in the
pediatric field. Dr. Harry L. Mueller, allergist-in-chief at the
children's hospital in Boston and a leader in the Harvard Medical School,
summarized the case for and against steroids, of which cortisone is the
original and best known: "Surely these
drugs are a wonderful thing to adults who are WILLING TO TRADE A CHANCE of
serious complications for the certainty of allergy free lives, but while the
over-all death rate in America has been in a slow decline for the past twenty
years, THE DEATH RATE FROM ASTHMA HAS RISEN. I don't say that steroids
caused the rise, but I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO BLAME ANYTHING ELSE."
The facts about the results of Cortisone and "ACTH"
were also reported by Dr. Richard Freyberg of New York City, professor of
medicine at Cornell University Medical School. He said a series of 168
rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with steroids (hormones
used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis) in large
amounts over a five-year period were studied at Cornell. "THE
COMPOUNDS IN NO WAY INHIBITED THE PROGRESS OF THE DISEASE. But
in many patients, pain was relieved and joint function maintained. For
this reason, the compounds once considered miracle drugs for rheumatoid
arthritis sufferers now can be considered agents to RELIEVE SYMPTOMS
ONLY, WITH NO CURATIVE EFFECTS.
"On the other hand, the same
studies showed that side effects from the hormones are SO SEVERE as to demand
that doctors use them with the utmost caution, and even avoid them wherever
possible. Between seven and eight percent of the patients DIED, he said,
and there is a strong suspicion that they DIED OF THE TREATMENT, NOT THE
DISEASE. Fourteen percent of the patients developed bone weaknesses
which caused them to suffer frequent fractures. Seventeen percent came
down with ulcers of the gastro-intestinal tract. Other adverse side
effects include mental disorientation and high susceptibility to infections,
he said. Steroids used in rheumatoid arthritis are of the cortisone
class" ("Denver Post," August 2, 1959).
From the evidence of these reports, THERE IS NO DOUBT
that drugs CAUSE DISEASE! Dr. Jesse D. Rising, of the
University of Kansas School of Medicine, admitted that doctors have now begun to
recognize that these potent agents, "even
when used properly and with the greatest care," CAN
CAUSE DISEASE SIMILAR TO OR IDENTICAL WITH WELL-KNOWN DISEASES!
The WIDESPREAD MISUSE OF DRUGS is another DANGER.
The Canadian Medical Association Journal criticized this situation and
referred to the statement made in the United States that ONLY ABOUT
5% of the 400 tons of antibiotics used on the North American continent in 1959
was used correctly ("Mail Tribune" of
Medford, Oregon, March 10, 1960).
Because of the errors in administering drugs to patients,
financial losses to hospitals from malpractice suits have quadrupled over the
past ten years, as reported by "Newsweek"
(September 7, 1959).
Believe it or not, SUGAR PILLS were found to be MORE
EFFECTIVE than drugs in an experiment carried out by psychiatrists of
the University of North Carolina and reported by Dr. Harold Hymen in the "Oregon
Journal": "Using three different tranquilizers, a pep-up pill and a
placebo (sugar pill), they treated a group of eighty people suffering from
various mental disturbances such as depressions (the blues), restlessness,
confusion and ideas of persecution (paranoia). After two months of a
'blind study' in which neither patients nor doctors knew which product was
which, they made tests to determine the effects of medication on the anxiety
content and moods of their subjects. THE WINNER: THE SUGAR PILLS, whose
subjects proved less anxious and more alert than the tranquilized and pepped-up.
Maybe some of us 'pill pushers' ought to take to the hills instead of the
pills!" (March 7, 1961).
It is the TENSION OF MODERN, HIGH SPEED LIVING
that is causing anxiety. The USELESS sugar pills added
less physical shock to the body than did the tranquilizers or the pep-up
Are drugs helpful in curing disease? Or are they harmful, DANGEROUS
to your health and often THE CAUSE of DEATH? The
foregoing facts and statements give the obvious answer.
The Truth about
The truth about vaccines is even more surprising! For the
past several years, thousands of dollars have been spent in research to find a
vaccine which would combat the dreaded childhood disease, POLIOMYELITIS.
Each year since the time of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, "March
of Dimes" campaigns were conducted to bring in the money
needed for this research. And finally, the "Salk
vaccine" was heralded before the public as the "saviour
of our children."
"The stage-dressing for the
Salk vaccine was the greatest in the annals of the history of medicine; the
greatest mass publicity by the greatest minds in the profession was employed
to put it over. The public will long remember the drama and the fanfare
of optimistic cackle that split the air when it was decided to make the Salk
vaccine the SAVIOUR OF OUR CHILDREN. This publicity had to achieve two things:
(1) it had to launch the vaccine, and (2) it had to cause the public to FORGET
THE FAILURE OF GAMMA GLOBULIN -- the Polio Foundation could point to only
seven children that it thought had been saved from polio by the globulin,
according to the "Scientific American."
"Now, at the end of December,
1956, the cackle has become less optimistic ... The Salt Lake City papers
ceased to publish the polio figures after the number went considerably beyond
100. They said nothing about EPIDEMICS elsewhere, such as the one in Chicago,
which, according to radio reports ran into the HUNDREDS. The newspapers
remained silent about these facts, just as, last year, when Massachusetts,
after inoculating fifty thousand children, had TEN TIMES more polio cases and
BANNED FURTHER INOCULATIONS" ("Dr. Shelton's Hygienic Review,"
There were OVER 100 VACCINE FAILURES reported in
1956 from various parts of the United States. Some of these patients had
severe paralysis and at least two died. In 1959, approximately 17% of the
paralytic polio victims had been FULLY VACCINATED with Salk
shots and an additional 18% of the victims had been partially vaccinated with
one or two Salk shots, making a total of 35% who had received the vaccine ("Omaha
Journal," October 12, 1959).
In 1958, the "Pioneer
Press" of St. Paul, Minnesota carried an article on May
28th headlined, "Value of Salk Vaccine
Challenged." This article reported: "The
possibility that Salk vaccine HAS NO VALUE AS A PROTECTION against polio was
suggested here in a closing session of the Minnesota State Medical Association
Convention. Dr. Harold R. Cox of Pear River, New York, Director of
virile and rickettsial research for Lederle Laboratories, said the vaccine had
LITTLE, if any, effect on a polio epidemic in Israel last year ... A report on
the epidemic has Foundation for Infantile Paralysis which 'CHOSE NOT TO INFORM
"NINETY PERCENT of Israel's
population under six had been given Salk vaccine, yet the outbreak of polio
reached epidemic proportions, involving many paralytic cases. IT IS
EVIDENT THAT THE SALK VACCINE FAILED."
Throughout 1959, Salk vaccine failures were reported from all
over the country. The first two paralytic polio cases of the year in
Alexandria, Virginia, HAD RECEIVED THREE SALK SHOTS.
The "Honolulu Advertiser"
reported 32 paralytic polio cases and 16 of them -- 50% -- had Salk shots.
The "American Capsule News"
reported on October 24th in the same year: "Salk
inoculations have been discontinued in England because of results contrary to
promises of vaccine salesmen."
In a letter circulated by the Colorado Chiropractic Association,
Dr. Lewis O. Gearhart said polio vaccinations are "abhorrent
to the Creator." Dr. Gearhart termed polio shots as
"DANGEROUS, FREQUENTLY FATAL."
Vaccine May Kill
The Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology at Oregon
University declared that the Salk vaccine "may
kill millions of Americans." This noted biologist
said that the vaccine was rushed into general use without proper testing because
of great pressures -- "particularly that
exerted by the crippled child on the poster. Anyone who suggested delay
was a monster." Yet the Salk vaccine may be one of
the things which WILL KILL ONE THIRD OF THE NATION'S POPULATION!
As Dr. Novik explained the theory, the vaccine may destroy the
human kidney. To make the vaccine, the virus is grown in monkey kidney
tissue. The person getting the shot builds up antibodies against the
virus -- the purpose of the shot -- but he also makes antibodies against the
monkey kidney. And since there is a close similarity between the kidneys
of monkeys and humans, Dr. Novik concluded that it is possible that we will be
provoked into making antibodies against our own kidneys. The Salk
vaccine was so widely given IT IS NOT INCONCEIVABLE THAT WE WILL LOSE
AN ENTIRE GENERATION -- OR PERHAPS HUMANITY ... "The
Salk vaccine is frankly a mess," Dr. Novik charged.
"We rushed into the program without any
real reason to believe it was effective and without taking precautions"
("Rocky Mountain News," March 31, 1960).
Good Diet Prevents
One doctor states that polio is caused by a weakened physical
constitution and that health-promoting foods can prevent polio completely.
Children who indulge in soft drinks (especially
"colas"), candy, over-sweetened and refined, starchy
foods, are the greatest sufferers of polio. POLIO IS UNKNOWN
in countries where people live on NATURAL foods -- raw milk,
whole-grain cereals, fruits and vegetables -- and do not have our refined,
devitalized, demineralized foods, candies and soft drinks.
The main diet of many people, especially children, in summer (the
polio season) consists of colas, soft drinks, candy, hot dogs,
hamburgers and ice cream. If we would replace this "junk"
with substantial meals of fresh fruits, melons, milk, vegetables and protein
foods (meat, fish, poultry and eggs),
then we would have greater resistance to polio and other diseases. Also,
there would be almost no tooth decay.
Smallpox is caused by unsanitary conditions and occurs in people
whose vitality is low, the composition of whose blood is abnormal and in whom
there is an accumulation of morbid matter. Smallpox can be avoided by RIGHT
LIVING and right THINKING. VACCINATION IS NOT THE SOLUTION!
Statistics show that WHEN ENGLAND WAS MOST VACCINATED, SHE HAD THE MOST
Proof that vaccination does not protect, not even for two months,
can be found in the "Lancet" (November
25, 1944) -- a British medical magazine. This magazine
gave the report of two army doctors concerning one hundred consecutive cases
of smallpox among army personnel in Egypt during 1943-1944. All but four
had been vaccinated, seventy of them within two years of attack by smallpox
and sixteen of them WITHIN TWO MONTHS. Of fourteen
FATAL cases, thirteen had been vaccinated, one of them only two
months before he died of hemorrhagic smallpox.
sickness) is due to vaccination for smallpox. In England
(1940-1946), fourteen died of
it, but NONE died of smallpox. In Scotland (1942-1943),
there were twenty-five deaths from smallpox and twenty-three from vaccination.
In Edinburgh (1942), ten died
from the effects of vaccination and eight from smallpox (six
of the eight had been vaccinated).
Vaccination does not eliminate the CAUSE of
disease -- that of WRONG LIVING HABITS! Disease is
caused by wrong eating, living and thinking! Our WAY OF LIFE
must be changed in order to eliminate sickness and disease. This can
only be done by following the principles of life -- the basic laws of health
-- given by our Creator in His Word, the Bible.
There are numerous scriptures in the Bible which point out to us
that we are to rely, NOT ON MAN, but on GOD
for our healing (see Psa. 103:3).
When we put our faith in men and their drugs and vaccines, rather than in God
who has ALL POWER, we are actually putting man and his
ingenuity before the Creator God. If we are to rely on God's healing power, it
is IMPOSSIBLE to rely also on medicines and vaccines
developed by men.
Those in the Church of God follow the instruction given by the
Apostle James (James 5:14-16)
and rely on God's HEALING POWER through prayer for the
healing of sickness and disease. As believers in God's healing power and
DIVINE PROTECTION, true Christians cannot put their faith in
the methods of men by submitting themselves to drugs and vaccines.
Your faith is either in Almighty God, the ONLY
true Healer and Protector, or in the GOD OF MEDICINE (II
Kings 1:1-4), drugs and vaccines.
is your faith and WHO is your God?