At 16:12 06/05/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Jesus's message was not so much "I forgive
>you" as "Repent -- for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand".
>"From that time on Jesus began to preach "Repent, for the kingdom of
>heaven is near"
>"After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming
>the good news of God. "The time has come," he said, "The Kingdom of
>God is near. Repent and believe the good news".
>"But he said "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the
>other towns also, becuase that is why I was sent".
> (see also Luke 4:18-19)
Put like that, it sounds a bit like "submit to my mates for a reward".