A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
CLAIM.—The term expresses a twofold relationship, either to a claim as advanced and enforced or as accepted and complied with. The assumption or imposition of a claim upon another is an act of authority, a relationship of established right and superior power; while the recognition and discharge of the
Claims (Of Christ)
CLAIMS (OF CHRIST).—In any attempt to arrive at the truth with regard to the person of Christ, it is with the self-consciousness of Jesus and His witness regarding Himself that we must begin. To answer the question, ‘What think ye of Christ?’ we need above all to know what Christ thought of Himself.