Den of Robbers

False Prophets in the Church – Part 2

Here is the second message in this two-part series. I hope this has informed and encouraged you to stand for truth, not take anything for granted, and serve well our Lord and His people. Part 2 is here.

The Devilish Puppet Master – Part 1

False Teachers

Several years ago, my wife took up the job of organizing the library of the church we were members of. She found some material that looked questionable and asked me to help her figure out which authors should be put in the closet on the “heresy shelf”. I spent several weeks reading books and researching […]

May Day! May Day! Don’t let the swindlers lead you astray!

The Tithe It is arguably the most pervasive doctrine of the Church, so well-received that even those who ardently decry any other form of abusive ministry will just as fervently defend this doctrine. “Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed Thee?’ In tithes and offerings. […]

Warnings of False Teaching

1. Matthew 7:15 – 20: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil […]

Who is the Anti-Christ?

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the […]

Really? Are these products necessary?

Here’s the product description of this Bible designed to dumb down and trivialize God’s Word for kids. Let this family of adorable bruins introduce your little cubs to God’s Word!Color pages featuring favorite Berenstain Bears characters * Complete NIrV written at third grade level * Book introductions * Dictionary * Reading plan * Presentation page […]

Psychedelic frog nativity set.

First came the Rubber Ducky Nativity, now here’s this gem depicting the birth of Christ. Nothing says Christmas like psychedelic frogs, eh?

Let the marketing begin!

It’s that time of year again when the shameful marketing of Christ gets into full swing. Do you see anything wrong with this Christmas nativity decoration being sold by Christian Book Distributors, or is it just me?

The 60 Worst Christian T-Shirts Ever.

You’ve seen the shameless marketing of Christianity through Christian sunglasses, you’ve been disgusted with the Christian socks and shoe inserts, and you’ve endured the horrendous attempt to “spread the gospel” via trampy Christian jeans; now I present for your perusal The 60 Worst Christian T-Shirts Ever. All of these shirts are marketed for professing Christians […]

The Cotton Patch Gospel.

As if I needed more evidence of the decline of the visible church in America, I stumbled upon the following DVD offered in a Vision Videos Christian catalog. The Cotton patch Gospel is described as follows: This award-winning musical drama is a leg-slappin’, toe-tappin’, hand-clappin’ hoe-down of a story that retells the Gospels of Matthew […]

Guitar Praise: Another attempt at mimicking the fleeting fads of the world.

Only in an environment of prolonged comfort, safety, security, and prosperity could this be possible. I wonder if our Christian brothers and sisters being tortured in prisons around the world are secretly coveting this latest installment from the Den of Robbers. I also wonder if this is being marketed to the underground Church in Communist […]

The Christmas ornament that tries so hard to be cute and relevant.

The only thing more disturbing than the “Go Jesus, it’s your birthday” Christmas ornament, is that the company selling this trash has sold out of them.

“Disciple Shades” spammed the wrong blog.

DefCon oftentimes deals with the shameless marketing of Christianity. In fact we have a whole category devoted to this foolishness entitled Den of Robbers. What makes this one so special, though, is the irony behind it. I discovered these despicable Disciple Shades because the company actually sent their product advertisement to me via the DefCon […]

“Jesus reigns” the umbrella.

And the cheesy, shameful marketing of the name above all names continues. Will it ever end? HT: A Little Leaven

The “My Nativity Sandbox.”

Christmas is exactly two months away and we already have this year’s wares being peddled by the den of thieves of Christian marketing. Here is their latest debacle: the Nativity Sandbox. “Reenact the birth of Jesus – with a fun sandbox twist. A 10″-square box holds ten figures plus a tiny stable and the appropriate […]

Prayer Cloths Coming to a Mailbox Near You!

Some continue to question why we share videos, comments, blogs, etc. about those who are teaching heresy.  I believe that if more Christians were discerning, submissive to the Holy Spirit, and Berean Christians in their study of God’s Word that charlatans like those mentioned in this particular video would not have the time of day. […]

Yes, Dorothy, American cultural Christianity has fallen this far.

Meet the Armor of God bear: Trivializing and demeaning the holy Word of God one cheap trinket and stuffed animal at a time.

The “Patron Saint of Parking” air freshener.

This air freshener, The Patron Saint of Parking, is a parody. Unfortunately this one, The Patron Saint of Television, isn’t. Sometimes the traditions of the Romish Church are stranger than those making air fresheners to mock it.

Jesus loves you “snow” much?

Oriental Trading has captured the true essence of American Christian consumerism by combining the mushy-gushy gospel with the marketing of cheap products slapped with some cheesy “Christian” expression on it. Introducing the Jesus Loves You Snow Much Playing Cards. The Jesus Loves You Snow Much Toss Game. The Jesus Loves You Snow Much Soccer Ball.

God rocks?

Planting the seeds of irreverence and indifference toward God and His holiness begins at an early age. God Rocks: Just another bottom-of-the-barrel, shameless marketing ploy to separate a fool and his money. Now with 100% NIV Scripture in every song. Wow, sign me up! This isn’t the only money-making ploy using the same phrase “God […]

When sinful, worldly, heathen, unsaved, pagan jeans get saved.

Thanks to the compromise and insidious shallowness of cultural Christianity so prevalent today, modesty is out the window! Another proof of this is a new line of skin-tight jeans called “His Spirit Jeans” by Castle Rock Jeans and Apparel Company. So what makes these pants “Christian?” Well, somewhere there’s a Bible verse smacked on them […]

The two views of a “Christian” toothbrush.

The Cynical View: Now that your kids are almost done polishing off all that “Christian” Easter candy, make sure your kids practice proper oral hygiene by brushing with “Christian” toothbrushes because those pagan, worldly toothbrushes just can’t get to those hard to reach places. What makes these better than worldly toothbrushes? Because the manufacturers of […]

Selling (out) Easter.

Nothing says Happy Resurrection Sunday quite like the following items: Resurrection eggs. Resurrection action figure set. Jelly Bean prayers. Candy cross bracelets. Chocolate cross. Chocolate Crucifix (for Catholics). And finally, nothing celebrates the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ like . . . A giant pink elephant.

“Christian” Kazoos?

Yup! It says “Jesus Loves Me” right on the kazoo so that settles it; it must be “Christian.” Who are you to say it’s not? “Judge not the kazoo lest you be judged!“

“Fly With The Lord” junk.

More “Christianized” junk to appease your children.

Jesus Costume?

Now your child can dress like the happy, won’t-condemn-anyone, non-judgmental, non-demanding, unholy, “best-buddy” Jesus that he’s been taught that the Lord is. Why wait till your Halloween Harvest Parties to show off this apparel? Adorn your little sweetheart in this costume for your upcoming Easter party celebrating bunnies and colored eggs the risen Lord! Nothing […]

Cross-shaped swirl pops.

Desensitizing the sheep to the price paid for their salvation by trivializing the cross and removing its offense one lick at a time.

Cross bubble bottle necklaces.

Teaching kids to treat the grace and sacrifice of God with utter contempt, one cheap trinket at a time.

Stay cool with God?

When the church has to resort to a tropical penguin to interest children in God (and candy too) it’s no wonder that we’ve raised a generation of biblically illiterate and doctrinally ignorant entertainment-seekers whose concept of God is that He’s just a “cool” dude.