Report: #309448

Complaint Review: Saint Matthew's Churches

  • Submitted: Sat, February 16, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, July 15, 2008
  • Reported By: Southeastern Iowa
  • Saint Matthew's Churches
    Box 3036
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Phone: 918-582-7167
  • Web:
  • Category: Churches

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I live in a small Iowa community with a high proportion of elderly religious people. This ripoff "church" has been targeting this community for the last year.

Their junk mail solicitations usually contain a business reply envelope in which they want you to send your money back to them. So I suggest that everyone who receives their solicitation, put all the stuff they send (plus anything else, preferably heavy) into that reply envelope and mail it back to them. Make it as costly to them as possible to do these solicitations.

Southeastern, Iowa
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#1 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Paul - (U.S.A.)

still it applies.... even if one has faith ...this is a scam and knowingly participating in it makes one a part of it.

There are many good ways to seek religious direction and this scam is not one of them.

If one does this scam without knowledge thats cool, we all are human and err.
But knowingly participating in it even with faith is not a good thing or even a honest faith.
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#2 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Paul - (U.S.A.)

Any effort to support this scam even indirectly makes that supporter equally as evil or as wrong as the scam itself.

With this sort of scam you should always use common sense and not send them any $ ..

If u want to send money to a needy person or organization look locally.

You dont need to do anything toward this scam other than ignore it.

Sending $$ to this scam even with the idea that it will be faith oriented makes that person a scam participant and part of what Satan wants from those who have BLIND Faith and will believe anything.
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#3 Consumer Comment

wrong veronica

AUTHOR: Paul - (U.S.A.)

Sending this scam makes the scam owner wealthy.
The guy who runs this has been a multimillionair for decades.

Contributing to evil is what this scam wants you to do...
It will not help on your faith. That will be conicidence not faith or destiny.
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#4 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Veronica - (U.S.A.)

It is amazing to read all of the reports from disgruntled people who believe that anything will work, even a church system such as St. Matthews, if you DON'T HAVE THE FAITH.

These letters started coming to me at a time when I needed the extra religious direction, at times when I needed spiritual guidance the most, and because I did not see them as get rich promise schemes as the people on this forum seem to believe, these prayer letters actually worked for me and brought both my faith, religious experience, and my financial wealth to new levels.

If someone has the fortune/luck to actually get a letter from St. Matthews, remember to use it with your own faith and doors will begin opening in every area of your life, to make it more complete and amazing.

I have never been affiliated with this group, but give them many thanks and wish to tell the world how much benefit this religious group has done for me.

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#5 Consumer Comment

faith & this scam

AUTHOR: Paul - (U.S.A.)

In this case....the above supporter of this scam is showing how blind faith works.

Often blind faith supports the very evil they at times try to fight.
Yet, by supporting this fake setup, they are contributing to its evil and actually doing the exact oppposite of what their faith defines.

Its a shame that we have people of 'blind' faith, as they are litterally the best tools that Satan can use.
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#6 Consumer Comment

u are a fool

AUTHOR: Paul - (U.S.A.)

to think this is anything but a scam when it is very well to be a scam, makes anybody who supports this scam (run by a very small group of 2-3 people who live in California).... Makes anybody who supports them just as evil as they are.
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#7 Consumer Comment

GOD'S Judgement

AUTHOR: Cd - (U.S.A.)

My dealings with the Saint Matthew's Church have to the day been very rewarding. The reason is because like it say in the letters they send and whats written in the Bible is based on your faith. If you have none, then their is nothing this ministry or any other can do for you. Its not about what church, its about who you believe in. Thousands of years ago when Jesus walked this earth there were people who did not believe then.He was here. What did non-believers do then? Still today nothing has changed. Its just like the Isrealites when he brought them out of Egypt. He performed miracles in front of them by parting the Red Sea and creating the Ten Commandments. They still did not believe and decided to create a god they could see,feel and touch. A cow something that eats grass. All the time then and even now evidence of his Creation was here for us to see. If you think you have faith then maybe you should seek God's word and check your faith. Maybe this Ministry does not have a address or maybe not even a church building. Jesus never had a home as it was told in the Bible. The disciples after excepting Jesus and doing his work went about from place to place preaching the Gospel and staying where ever they could lay their heads. You have a choice in the matter,no one is making you give. Faith is based on what you cannot see. If you find it offensive to you of a waste of your time do not give.

Throw your letters away if you like, but for the believers continue to believe and receive your letters from the Saint Matthew's Churches. GOD said Vengence is mine and Romans 1:18 says "The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness". He will judge justly and that we can count on.

Saint Matthew's Churches clearly explaines that they are a group of praying people and they ask you to give to God and take him as your financial partner,and that is based on your faith. They never promise you anything more than your faith in God will provide you. If you have none you get nothing in return.
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