In a context of strict Jewish monotheism, the following four activities were considered blasphemous for anyone other than God.
- Jesus expressed his authority to forgive sins, even sins not committed against him personally – a prerogative reserved for God alone (Mark 2:5-7).
- Jesus accepted worship from other human beings – a prerogative reserved for God alone (Matthew 28:16-17).
- Jesus exercised the power and authority to raise the dead – a prerogative for God alone (John 5:21).
- Jesus claimed to possess the authority to judge humanity – a prerogative reserved for God alone (John 5:22, 27).
Jesus equated Himself with God.
- To know Jesus is to know God (John 14:7).
- To see Jesus is to see God (John 14:9).
- To trust in Jesus is to trust in God (John 14:1).
- To honor Jesus is to honor God (John 5:23).
- To welcome Jesus is to welcome God (Mark 9:37).
- To encounter Jesus is to encounter God (John 14:11).
For a more explanatory treatment read Kenneth Samples’ book 7 Truths That Changed The World.