Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
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.)
Well, you dont get what Jesus was about.
That is not the theology that Jesus was professing. He was not a universalist, but was a Jew, and thus believed in the fulfillment of the law in subject to the LORD.