Of Chemotherapy, Medical Science and Babylon

Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments have continually failed us. There is a day coming when the great kingdom of medical science will be humbled. It will not likely come at the hand of God; however, I believe that the writing is already on the wall.

Chemotherapy found wanting

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Commentary on Current Chemotherapy and Medical Science

Reuters: “Looking for lessons in cancer’s ‘miracle’ responders” 

This article was published by Reuters on Septebmer 15, 2013 and written by Ransdell Pierson. The introduction of the article states: “Nearly every oncologist can tell the story of cancer patients who beat the odds, responding so well to treatment that they continued to live many years disease-free, while most of their peers worsened and eventually died.”

It reports the story of Dr. David Solit who “decided to find out why.” He was interested in what created the “outliers”, the “super-responders”, the patients who seemed to respond miraculously to their chemotherapy. The hope, of course, is that medicine can find a way to produce this miraculous response in all cancer patients. This, unfortunately, is a wasted endeavor, evidenced by Dr. Solit’s statement regarding one recent “outlier” patient: “Every other patient died, but she’s without evidence of disease for more than three years now” (emphasis mine). His question is focused on ‘why did she seemingly respond so well to this particular chemotherapy?’ My question is rather, why did every other patient die? It begs the question: Is her response really a miraculous effect of the chemotherapy or did she miraculously survive the toxic treatment when every other patient died as a result of the treatment?

The article continues with a quote from Dr. Bill Hahn, an oncologist with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, regarding these outlier responses.  “These experiences have always been out there, where somebody’s grandmother was told she had two months to live and they tried something and she bounced back, but nobody ever understood why grandma responded in such a really amazing way.”

If this sentiment is true of most oncologists, then, it seems that cancer treatment medical doctors have more faith than most other people in the world! How sane is it to believe that it was this toxic drug that revived the patient while killing all the others. Of course, we don’t usually hear it said this way but everyone, especially the oncologists, knows that these chemotherapy drugs are highly toxic, designed to kill the cells of the patient’s body. The only hope is that the toxic drug will kill enough of the patient’s cancer cells before killing the patient. Unfortunately, in the vast majority of cases, this hope remains deferred as more patients actually die from the toxic treatment. It is then considered a ‘miracle’ when one patient responds superbly well. It is, no doubt, a miracle when the human body heals from disease but from where does this healing come?

We have spent billions of dollars on cancer research. Most of these funds are collected as donations from people who feel good about themselves, thinking that they are doing the right thing. However, these billions of dollars and years of cancer drug research have yet to produce a single miracle drug. All that is observed is a rare ‘miracle’ response. The article carries on about all the difficult and technical (i.e. expensive) research being done in this field to find the answer. They still believe that, if given enough time and enough money, they can find the the cures in medical chemistry. It is as if the researchers believe that they can outsmart this amazing God-designed body. Is it really worth the great expense of, not only finances, but human lives? Doesn’t it seems that there should be a better way? There is a better way; however, it will not be found in chemistry (new drugs) but in biology, that is, in honoring the innate healing power that God put in your body.

You have been weighed in the balances and found wanting

I am reminded of the account of the ancient Babylonian kind, King Belshazzar in the book of Daniel. He was the last king of Babylon. His decadence and wasteful excesses along with his complete affront towards the God of creation placed him in a very precarious position. During one particularly great and decadent feast, King Belshazzar was bragging about his power and greatness while defiling the vessels of God and praising false gods of inanimate objects. However, the one true God would only allow this display to carry on for so long and at that very feast, he sent a cryptic message to the King regarding the pending doom of his kingdom. All the King’s wisest men could not interpret the message which frightened the King even more than the delivery of the message itself. He greatly feared this display of power that was clearly and immensely greater than his own. The prophet Daniel, who was known as a man of God even in this un-Godly nation, was called in to decode the message for the King. Daniel first recounted the great power of God that was demonstrated in the life the King’s father, King Nebuchadnezzar. He then rebukes King Belshazzar for not humbling his heart before God even after clearly seeing God’s immeasurably great power displayed through his own father. Certainly, King Belshazzar did not desire to be humbled in such a way his father had been (read the first five chapters of the book of Daniel for the full context).

Daniel then went on to interpret this message from God:

And this is the writing that was inscribed: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, and PARSIN. This is the interpretation of the matter: MENE, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; TEKEL, you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting; PERES, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.” Then Belshazzar gave the command, and Daniel was clothed with purple, a chain of gold was put around his neck, and a proclamation was made about him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom. That very night Belshazzar the Chaldean king was killed. And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.
(Daniel 5:25-31)

I have a lot of respect for medicine, especially emergency medicine. Medical science shines in a way like no other in the emergency rooms of hospitals all across our nation. However, when medicine is relied upon as the answer to all of humanity’s suffering, we are greatly disrespecting the healing power of God in our bodies. We are defiling these vessels of God; our bodies. There is a day coming when the great kingdom of medical science will be humbled. It will not likely come at the hand of God; however, I believe that the writing is already on the wall.

There is a better way

Your body was created to heal itself from a paper cut to the flu and even cancer. You have demonstrated this miraculous healing in your body on countless occasions, many of which, you are not even aware. You have seen your body heal from a cut, from a sprained ankle and from an infection. It happens each and every day in every body. When you begin to recognize that this amazing healing power resides within you, you will begin to view life differently. It should cause you to question the ways in which you have cared for your body and your health. Have you honored the innate healing power of your body by removing interference (toxins, drugs, subluxation, limiting thoughts) and maximizing it’s effects with the nutrition that your body was designed for? Or, have you simply relied on medical treatment, hoping that a new drug will come to your rescue when you are eventually diagnosed with fatal cancer or heart disease? You can heal and maintain health and healing. It is your choice. Make the choice to honor the innate, God-given healing power of your body!

Watch for tomorrow’s article about new research from the National Cancer Institute that focuses not on drugs but on nutrition. I will discuss 5 tips for maximizing your body’s cancer healing abilities.


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