Originally Posted by amesj523
Unless you view it that you won't be spirtually reborn unless you recieve and accept how jesus lead his life - and apply it to your own.
Yep - you get it.
For Christ to proclaim "I am God" in the cultural milieu in which he lived was blasphemy insofar as the Judaic conception of God was essentially political, i.e., a conception of God as a monarch or as the political ruler of the universe.
However, had Christ lived in India and proclaimed "I am God," people would have said "congratulations - at last you found out!" (As Allan Watts put it.)