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Return to the Father’s Heart

This crucial book will pave the way for the of coming Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6, who is prophesied to bring today’s absent fathers toward their neglected or jettisoned children and bring the heart of believers back to their Father in heaven. The book offers a solution to a pervasive problem among men today: their inability to forgive abusive fathers. This modern-day Elijah will “restore all things” (Mat. 17:11), including the true gospel of the Kingdom or Family of God, revealing the dangerous error of the grace revolution leading to the appearance of the man of lawlessness, an evil leader who will fight the second coming of Jesus. Click HERE to order your copy today!

 

 

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Confession of Sin Pastor Robert Scott

Confession of sin is a principle expressed throughout the Bible. Today, October 22, 2015, Joseph Prince stated on his TV program once again that confession of sin in First John 1:9-10 was a verse meant for Jews who had adopted a certain Gnostic heresy, whereas chapter 2 explained that we were already forgiven in any case. While Prince said he does confess sin, the implication was that it wasn’t really necessary.

In fact, that is the only conclusion you can draw since they say the law is done away. The law defines sin, so without law, no sin exists. So why even bother to confess it? And why twist the Scriptures to say that First John 1:9-10 doesn’t apply to believers? Jesus told us clearly to live by every Word of God, not to explain away an important principle taught throughout the Bible, which is confession of sin.

Believers still miss the mark and sin, so we must confess those sins to God. David, a man after God’s own heart, prayed, “And see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead in the everlasting way” (Ps. 139:24). Sin hurts us, and David wanted to know every sin in his life so he could confess and forsake it, as he did in Psalm 32. David sought perfection. Jesus attained that perfection, never sinning, to show us what we should seek after as we follow His example. Our goal is to seek to become perfect like our Father.

While God is merciful, He expects us to see and lay aside the “sin which so easily entangles us” (Heb. 12:1). He tells us to confess our sins to others, so of course He wants us to confess them to Him (James 5:16). Acknowledging sin is a part of forsaking it. If we can’t see it, we can’t abandon it either. Confessing it to God is a necessary part of repentance of sin. It’s a basic concept that has become fuzzy because of this insistence that God’s law is done away, since lawlessness is biblically defined as sin. No law equals no sin.

So why even argue that First John’s command to confess sin is not valid? It’s only invalid if there is no law to define sin. So why not be un front and admit that you don’t need to confess sin because there is indeed no sin with no law?

There is no need to bring in a convoluted explanation of that verse that is false. The Bible is either all good for believers, or it isn’t. This verse is a command to practice what is practiced throughout the Bible, which is to confess sin. It applies to every believer. Nothing in First John 1 implies anything different.

The more you compromise with the Word, the more you will have to compromise as a little leavens the whole lump (1 Cor. 5:6).

 

 


Challenge to Creflo Dollar Pastor Robert Scott

Creflo, I call you Creflo, not out of disrespect, but out of probably a decade of learning from you and appreciating your teaching when you taught the Word of God and the blessing of the law of God. Now the law has become your enemy and you have thus become the enemy of God, helping a dear pastor from Singapore whose US HQ is seven miles from my boyhood home, to broadcast the infamous grace revolution. It is infamous to God because it is leading to the appearance of the man of lawlessness, whom Jesus will fight at His coming, along will all those who persist in teaching and/or practicing lawlessness, which the Jesus of the Bible condemns.

You have continued to promote this false grace at the Generals of Faith Conference, where we happen to know that one of those generals keeps the Sabbath day, the only commandment which should be translated under the New Covenant, Love remembers the Sabbath day, the seventh day, to keep it holy.

You told us to rightly divide the Word of truth, which you have been deceived by the “Lord,” not Jesus, to avoid. We pray for your repentance, sir. We respect your anointing, and pray that you will return to hearing Jesus and His Holy Spirit, who never inspires anything that is against the will of the Father as revealed by the Word, Jesus in print in the whole Bible and in the flesh. He was and is the God who spoke in the First Testament and the Second (John 5:37). He is the Word who never changes. You have insisted that He changes from the Sabbath to Sunday and from commanding all His commandments of love to abolish His law, which He has never done and never will do.

If indeed you are sincerely deceived and didn’t really believe what you once believed, you and especially the millions you have convinced that this old greasy grace doctrine dressed in new, deceptive clothing is true, will miss out on marrying Jesus.  If you would dare look at the whole counsel of God in His Word, you would see the error of the grace revolution, which is none other than rebellion against God’s good laws of love. You all would simply miss the first and better resurrection (Heb. 11:35), having to wait until a second general resurrection one thousand years after Jesus returns (Rev. 20:5 and nearly seven hundred verses). May the goodness of God lead you to repentance for preaching a false gospel, not the gospel of the Kingdom of God Jesus preached and prophesied for these last days (Mat. 24:14), and for disfellowshipping many of your church who stood fast on the Word of God. God bless you with the understanding of His truth. We do love you, and confront you in love as a brother in Jesus.


Shabbat Shalom! Pastor Robert Scott

The Triple Connection

 

            We asked our Father Love what new congregations needed to understand first and foremost as a basis of their lives as believers. He responded: forgiveness, identity in Jesus, and the Sabbath.

            Those of us who have kept the Sabbath have realized the connection between these three teachings and practices. Allow me to explain.

            God calls the Sabbath an identifying sign, a sign of who He is and who we are in Him. It’s a sign “that you may know that I am [the Eternal, the “I am”] who sanctifies you” (Ex. 31:13).

            A threefold connection exists in these three main teachings a new believer needs to understand and that few believers have ever accepted. Obviously, Jesus understood this connection. Luke 4:16 says that He kept the Sabbath “as was His custom…” He promptly opened the part of the scroll that established his identity as the Son of God, anointed to preach the gospel of the Kingdom.

            The Sabbath in the understanding of the Hebrew letters in the word has the following meaning: return to the covenant or cross. For Jesus it meant to return to His covenant with His Father so He would do and say what He saw His Father say and do. His intimacy with the Father was based in the weekly reminder of His identity in the Sabbath, His oneness with the “I am.” He knew He had been set apart by His Father. Being one with the “I am,” He knew that He was the “I am.”

             His identification with the “I am” costs him His life and His reputation. His brothers and sisters thought he was crazy and said so. Imagine the challenge.

            I don’t have to imagine it. I was attacked with a life-threatening illness in 1986. God saved me in His mercy from sure death, my former wife being told to prepare for burying me in three hours. God didn’t let me die, but because of my unforgiveness to a ministerial boss, there was a delay. This boss had challenged my identity, which I didn’t understand as a son of my Father Love and a brother of Jesus. That situation obliged my Father to allow problems to bring me back to Him.

            I went through twelve years of severe mental illness, wanting to kill myself several times. To this day, twenty years after all who really know me also know I was healed, my immediate family doesn’t think I am healed. Even my family in my native U.S. thinks I am still mentally ill.

            As Jesus lives in me, I must call on my Father’s gift of forgiveness to forgive my family, my birth family and the family of my first marriage. Jesus did. He forgave his siblings who cursed him with mental illness. He went through everything we could possibly go through.

             The key to the forgiveness Jesus displayed every day of His life was identity. He knew who He was. And that identity was refreshed and solidified every Sabbath day as He was reminded of who His Father was and who He was in Him.

            He didn’t allow Himself to be overwhelmed by the opinion of his family and the religious establishment, who called him demon-possessed.

            Our Father has taught us to lay down our problems every Friday just before the Sabbath so we could enter into the joy of the Sabbath and have our identity refreshed every week. If we don’t follow that command, we can easily be overwhelmed by our weekly challenges.

            God gives also the new moons to lay down our long-term burdens so we don’t have to carry them throughout our lives. We have a “Christian” world that has forgotten the covenant and the cross it represents.

            Today, we can emphasize the meaning of the word Shabbat that means, “return to the cross.” Jesus laid down His life for us to give us a new day every day, even if we murdered someone the day before. God always gives us a new day, and a true believer will always forgive us and give us a new day. God forgets our sin. Although a believer may not forget the offense, he or she will not bring it up and considers it as a past that doesn’t exist.

            That’s how God want us to consider ourselves, forgiven as if we had never sinned. And that’s where the problem is. Often we can’t forgive ourselves, so God can’t therefore forgive us. He delivers us to the demonic tormentors to drive us back to Him.

            You can see why God told us the first teaching that is most important is forgiveness, especially forgiveness of ourselves so we can walk in our identity.

             We can finally accept the identity we have in Jesus. Our Father said to Him before He did any mighty works, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

            When we accept our Father’s grace to forgive ourselves and others, we can then return to the cross, realizing that Jesus’ blood makes us exactly like Jesus. We can know that our Father sees us like He sees Jesus—exactly. As He is, so are we (1 John 4:17).

            John understood. Maybe that’s why he lived so long. He called himself “the disciple Jesus loved.” That’s who each of us believers are, if we will only recognize our identity. It’s easier for Sabbath keepers to understand this truth, but many Sabbath keepers haven’t accepted what their Father offers them—the grace to forgive others and themselves. This is why God told us forgiveness is the first thing.

            A Sabbath keeper should understand His identity in Jesus as a beloved son of Father Love, and he should have understood his need to forgive himself and give himself a new day every day. David was a man after God’s own heart. He gave himself a new day after committing adultery and murdering the husband of the woman he slept with.

            He didn’t live a live feeling sorry for himself and his fate. Jesus redeemed the situation, allowing him to marry that woman. Jesus had to allow the death of his young son because He hadn’t come to shed His blood to break curses, even from God.

            Today we can return to the cross on the Sabbath day, allowing ourselves to see ourselves as totally forgiven with our sins forgotten and erased by our Father because of Jesus’ blood. God has given us everything in the Sabbath day, identity and forgiveness, if only we will take advantage of it. Shabbat shalom!

 

 

 

 

 


Is the San Andreas Movie Prophetic? Freedom Church of God

Christian Movie Review of San Andreas

A dramatic and well-done representation of an event some prophecy teachers are predicting will happen imminently, in the next few months. The amazing coincidences in this film are high unlikely, unless the true believers trust the real Rock, not Dwayne Johnson, but Jesus Christ.

He gives promises in His Word of protection, thousands dying by your side and you coming out unblemished, protected by the angels of God. Psalm 91 even says the angels will bear you up in their hands, so that “you do not strike your foot against a stone” (Psalms 91:12). In the movie the stones were striking the whole body and killing many people. A person who quotes the Word of God in faith has nothing to fear. Jesus is our only salvation who will rescue and protect us spiritually and even physically in these times of great trouble just ahead.

Economic collapse will require trust in Jesus only, not money. He is our only security. Though the mountains quake, says Psalm 46, a spiritual river makes the people of God glad, and God’s sons and daughters will not be moved even though the earth shakes under the weight of sin (Isa. 24:20).

In both testaments, Jesus was the Rock (1 Cor. 10:4; 1 Sam. 2:2; Ps. 144:1). He is the same throughout time (Heb. 13:8). The term “rock” refers to solidity, strength, or firm foundation. Jesus is the Rock, and He refers to His Word as a rock (Mat. 7:24).

Those who rely only on the Rock Jesus rather than man are referred to in Hebrews 12:27, where God says He will shake heaven and earth in the last days “so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.” We are members of a Kingdom “which cannot be shaken (verse 28).

God is our rock and refuge, “a very present help in trouble” (Psalms 46:1). God tells us not to fear even though “the mountains slip into the heart of the sea,” even “though the mountains quake…” (46:2-3). Then God says those in His “city” or His people “will not be moved…” (46:5). He says He is our Stronghold when “the kingdoms tottered.”  (46:5).

Those who don’t know Jesus will die, but they will be resurrected for an opportunity for salvation in a perfect world years after this earth has been ruled for 1000 years by Jesus (Rev. 20:5). If the Father is drawing you to Jesus by today’s events and by His Spirit, you can have a sure hope of protection though the earth totters around you (John 6:44, John 15:16).

In a collapse of the ground under you or of the money most trust, you and your family can be secure in Jesus.

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Misunderstanding Law Pastor Robert Scott

Grace revolutionists are misleading people regarding the law, saying the law only condemns and the law never tells you how to love your wife, only condemning adultery. That's a misunderstanding of the law. There are 613 specific commandments in both testaments of the Bible, and no one can read Ephesians 5 and say the Bible doesn't tell you how to love your wife. In fact, Jesus said to live by every word of God (Mat. 4:4). Jesus changed the emphasis of the Ten Commandments when He magnified the law (Isa. 42:21, Mat. 5,6, and 7). The law became, "Love doesn't commit adultery," rather than "thou shalt not."

God's law has negative commands and positive commands. It's not one or the other, but the emphasis is love. Yes, Jesus, who IS Grace, lives in us. SO when they say, it's now the Holy Spirit telling us what to do or not do, they are agreeing with the truth we preach without realizing it. It' not either/or, law or grace. It's both. We can't know what to do if the law wasn't in our hearts and if we don't love the law. The law IS love. Jesus IS love.

Let's understand this heresy of the law being done away. That would mean love is done away and Love with a capital letter, Jesus, is done away. He IS the law and He IS Grace with a capital G. He said teachers of lawlessness would be called least in the Kingdom, because God' laws of love are the basis of His Kingdom of love. His Word teaches us how to love our wives and love God and love all others. The law isn't done away! Otherwise the the whole Word of God would be done away. Don't fall for the end-time falling away, the man of sin or lawlessness appearing, prepared by preachers of lawlessness in the very body of Christ.

Jesus warned us about lawlessness and the love of many growing cold. Don't allow deception to move you away from the true grace of God. Yes, there is no condemnation, but Jesus said, "Go and sin no more or break the law no more by My empowerment or grace in you. That's the truth.


Joseph Prince Caught in Heresy! Freedom Church of God

We love Joseph Prince. We pray for his repentance, and we follow our calling of crying aloud and showing God’s people their sins (Isaiah 58:1). Pastor Joseph believes there is no more law, which means there is no more sin and nothing to confess. But when we see that heresy is being preached, we must come against it and state clearly what the Word of God says.

Today, February 25, this man of God declared that Matthew 24 applied only to the Jews, since the Sabbath, mentioned in verse 20, was Jewish.

First of all, it’s not true to say the Sabbath was Jewish. Adam was not Jewish. Jesus made the Sabbath for mankind, not just the Jew.

Matthew 24 is not directed to the Jews. Jesus was talking to His disciples. While it’s true that most of them were Jews, not all were. The word disciple means follower. These men were followers and believers in Jesus. Today we call them Christians, even though the Bible calls them believers.

It’s ironic that the heresy Joseph Prince preaches is mentioned in this chapter, where Jesus warns us that many will come to mislead us and deceive us. The grace revolution is a major deception, which contradicts what the Bible says about the Kingdom of God and its laws of love. God loves all, but He hates lawlessness (Mat. 5:19).

Jesus said that the gate to death was a wide one. It doesn’t matter to God how many preachers teach heresy. His truth stands. The belief that this chapter applies only to the Jews is heresy. The belief that Jesus could not sin, and thus was not tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin, is a heresy. It doesn’t matter how many theologians agree with this heresy.

Pastor Joseph stated that anyone who minimized the truth that Jesus was fully man was preaching heresy. That’s exactly what he is stating, that Jesus wasn’t really tempted to where he could possibly sin. Jesus  said the flesh was weak, and He was in the flesh. Satan wouldn’t have wasted his time in tempting Jesus to worship him if such a thing wasn’t possible.

Jesus had to be like us His brothers “in all things” (Heb. 2:17) in order to truly understand us and be our High Priest. He said He could do nothing of Himself, without the Father’s help, and He says we can do nothing without Him (John 15:5).

Will the Jew who endures to the end be saved (Mat.24: 13)? No. Only believers will be saved. Many false prophets will arise and teach lawlessness, and most people’s love (not just the Jews) will grow cold (Mat. 24:11-12). Don’t fall for heresy!

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Keepers of the Fourth Commandment, Arise and Unite! Pastor Robert Scott

To the relief of those of us who keep God’s days, the Christmas season is finally over. Which days are truly God’s days? God showed us years ago that the two major tests in the end time would be the name of Jesus and one of the commandments of Jesus involving God’s day of worship. Jesus said, "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15). One of Ten Commandments is a test commandment as well as one of the first covenants God made with man. The Bible clearly says that this covenant will still be in force when Jesus returns to rule the earth. Yet the vast majority of Christians today have turned their backs on this commandment. They reason around the clear words of the Bible, which never ordained Sunday as the day of rest and worship. Few keep God's day today, and even those who do keep it, keep it alone. What does the Bible say about observing it alone? Read more…

In ignorance many claim that the New Testament never repeats the Sabbath commandment. Yet as you read the gospel accounts, you will discover that the Sabbath is mentioned more than any commandment. Jesus even said, "The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is [Divine Master] of the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27-28). 

Paul believed "everything that is in accordance with the Law and is written in the Prophets” (Acts 24:14). He declared that he had never committed any offense against the law (Acts 25:8). Never. That means when he accepted Jesus, he never stopped observing the Sabbath day. The writer of Hebrews declares, “So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God” (Heb. 4:9).

The writer leaves no doubt about which they was the Christian Sabbath, for he says that we must rest from our works as God did from His (verse 10). The member of the God Family who spoke with man in the Garden of Eden was the one who spoke the words of creation. He was Jesus before His birth as a man. Jesus made the Sabbath for man, and Adam was the first man, not the first Jew.

One of the purposes of the Sabbath is often overlooked, and it explains why believers who keep the Sabbath alone should seek out others in their area who observe the same day.

The Bible encourages us to "consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds” (Heb. 10:24). And how are we supposed to do that?

One of the ways is expressed in the very next verse: "… not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near” (Heb. 10:25).

The day of Jesus’ return is extremely close. As that day approaches, it becomes more and more important for Sabbath keepers to meet together when possible.

Why? The reason is that the Sabbath is the day of love, the day when the God whose name is Love convokes His people.

God says, "Gather My godly ones to Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice” (Ps. 50:5). God's ultimate purpose is to gather His godly ones, plural, to Him on the day of His Sabbath covenant. It is indeed a sacrifice to come out of the world, even the Christian world that keeps the wrong day, and often receive persecution for obeying God.

 Those who choose to obey need encouragement. They need others to join with them and stimulate them to further good works. It's a day of fellowship with God and with other believers

God's appointed times are holy convocations, commanded assemblies where God tells us to come together to worship Him (Lev. 23:1-3). Sometimes we have to keep the Sabbath alone because we’re the only Sabbath keepers in a certain area.

In times past on our popular blog Sabbath keepers could connect. Now we are required to ask bloggers to include their emails. We don't do this to make your life difficult or to cause fear. We only do it because we are required to do so. We promise never to use your emails inappropriately.

However, posting your email so that you can post comments on a blog will allow you to communicate with us and receive answers to questions as well as to communicate other Sabbath keepers in your area who are seeking to fellowship with other believers.

 Years ago one young lady wrote how she yearned to fellowship with other Sabbath keepers. Her boyfriend and her began riding around the neighborhood and praying in the Spirit for revelation on a Sabbath home group. Her boyfriend received a word from God to stop at a certain house, where they were warmly welcomed into a Sabbath keeping group.

Finding a Sabbath home group may not be as miraculous for you, but you can make such an occurrence easier by posting your email on our blog and began posting comments. Who knows whom you may connect with in your area? You may be able to show love on the Sabbath day by your very presence as you fellowship with other believers who keep the fourth commandment.


Why Are You the Most Blessed Blog Readers in the World? Pastor Robert Scott

The amazing answer this question is found in Romans 10:14-16. It reads, “How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?  How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!” However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, “[Eternal], was who has believed our report?”

Fact is, a false gospel of grace is going out that is being hailed by a surprising number of believers, including pastors and TV evangelists. That highly acclaimed false gospel of lawlessness, condemned by Jesus (Mat. 5:19), is only the beginning of the end-time, great falling away that opens the door to the appearance of the man of lawlessness.

"Honesty is such a lonely word," went the lyrics of a popular song.  The true gospel Jesus preached and prophesied to be preached in the last days is none other than the gospel of the Kingdom (Mat. 24:14). The Bible does talk about grace, but the true gospel has never been the gospel of grace but the good news of the Kingdom of God, and it includes of necessity the laws of that Kingdom of Love.

How can believers believe a report they have never heard? Rare are the preachers of the Kingdom, and Satan is trying to attack them and be rid of them. Witness the perishing of Myles Munroe.

God does promise to send a future "Elijah" who will restore the hearts of God's children to their Father, and these verses, Malachi 4: 5-6, follow the verse that enjoins us to remember “the law of Moses My servant.” Jesus is the “My” here who is the Word that gave the law to Moses, and then brought grace and truth to live in believers in the person of Jesus to empower them to keep that same law in all its spiritual scope.

Our calling is Isaiah 58 and 59:1-3, and we are called to lift our voices in a desert of religious confusion to prepare the way for this Elijah, who himself will prepare the way of Jesus’ return. While this gospel of the kingdom is indeed going out worldwide on the Internet for the moment, few indeed are listening. You are. So you, whether you are a Christian who is awake or asleep like most, are blessed indeed to be hearing it.

We believe you are the most blessed blog readers in the world because you have the rare opportunity to hear the true gospel and to act on it while there's still time.

The enemy doesn't want this message to be heard, and because of technical difficulties you won’t read it on my personal blog. You can read it here and be one of the few who hears this rare report of truth and believes and acts on it. You can hear the true gospel right now, Right HERE


Would you celebrate Christmas if you knew that.... Charlene Bishop

The Moabites were worshippers of the God of prosperity, Chesmosh.  It was the same Chesmosh cast iron potbellied god as the Ammonites worshipped – Molech.  They both wore the Phygian cap which was worn by Tammuz and Babylon and later Mithra in Rome.  At the time of the winter solstice, December 25th, they had a public mass, a child mass, mass meaning sacrifice on the winter solstice.  The priests stoked the iron image of the enthroned Chemosh with wood and burning pitch, turning their potbellied god into a cherry red furnace.  People made long lists of their desires and recited them to their god of prosperity just before they put their infant children into the red hot lap of their cherished god with his Phygian cap.  As the babies were incinerated the people in the Dec. 25 child mass were assured that their sacrifice would be rewarded in the coming year.  On the same day south of Israel the Egyptians celebrated their Sun God Ra.  An Egyptian hieroglyph shows Ra castrating himself just as the Greek legend tells of the Greek god Attis performing the same surgery on himself.  Worshippers of Ra would hang gold and silver balls on an upright palm tree as Jeremiah reports it and place their decorated gifts to the sun god under the tree decorated with the gold and silver testicles of Ra.  This main custom was celebrated on the birthday of Ra, December 25th.   When Israel adopted this custom they did this with an evergreen tree which they cut out of the forest and erected it with hammer and nails so that it would not topple over and decorated it with silver and gold balls.  In the 1600’s it was illegal to have a Christmas tree or even or even a Christmas service in America.  The pilgrims knew that it was pure pagan sun god worship.  These are occult practices.  The origins of Christmas are well documented from the Encyclopedia to numerous historical documents.  This particular information I am sharing today was transcribed from a Youtube video by Michael Rood.  I chose it because of the concise manner which he summarizes the reason for the season.


Are you a Scrooge? Charlene Bishop

What makes a person a scrooge?  Does not giving your children a lot of Christmas presents make you a Scrooge?  How about not keeping Christmas, does that make you a scrooge?  If you don't give gifts to employees, parents, and others at Christmas time does that make you a scrooge?  A scrooge is defined as a miserly person, a cheapskate, penny-pincher, tightwad.  I had a call today from a parent who was fighting the feeling of guilt because this year they only had money for two presents for their child.  They wondered why they felt guilty.  Will a lot of gifts fill a child with love?  The most precious gift we can give a child, friend, parent or other loved one is... time.  When there is an occasion where a gift is appropriate why not wrap up a box with a certificate on the inside that requires your time.  If we are honest, we are miserly, a scrooge with our time.  We want to spend our time on things that please us.  How many children, parents, siblings, co-workers feel totally invisible to us?  They don't even rate on our time radar.  What a child really needs is our time, face to face time where we just listen and hear them.  Throwing gifts at a child to satisfy your guilt is damaging.  Wrap up a gift of time.