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The New Citizenship



Books by
PROF. A. r. ROBERTSON

The Pharisees and Jesus. In press.

The New Citizenship : The Christian Facing a New
World Order.

Making Good in the Ministry : A Sketch of John
Mark. Second Edition.

Paul's Joy in Christ : Studies in Philippians. Second
Edition,

The Divinity of Christ in the Gospel of John. Third
Edition.

Studies in the New Testament. Many Editions.
Practical and Social Aspects of Christianity : The
Wisdom of James. Second Edition.

A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the
Light of Historical Research. Third Edition.

A Short Grammar of the Greek New Testament.
Fourth Edition.

The Glory of the Ministry : Paul's Exultation in
Preaching. Third Edition.

John the Loyal : A Study of the Ministry of John
the Baptist. Popular Edition.

Commentary on Matthew. Bible for Home and School.

Epochs in the Life of Paul. Popular Edition.

Epochs in the Life of Jesus. Popular Edition.

Keywords in the Teaching of Jesus.

Syllabus for New Testament Study. Fourth Edition.

The Students' Chronological New Testament.

Teaching of Jesus Concerning God the Father.

Teaching of Jesus Series.
Life and Letters of John A. Broadus. Popular Edition.
Critical Notes to Broadus' Harmony of the Gospels.

Eighth Edition.



The New Citizenship



The Christian Facing
a New World Order



By
A. T. ROBERTSON, M.A., D.D., LL.D.

Professor of New Testament Interpretation

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Louisville, Ky,



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As in Heaven,

So on Earth.




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Preface

CHRIST brought hope to a discouraged
world. The Jews still cherished the
Messianic hope, but they interpreted it
in terms of Jewish nationalism, a Pharisaic
kingdom imposed upon all the Gentiles by force
of arms and divine power. For most men the
Golden Age was in the past. The glory of
Greece was gone. The Roman Republic was
an iridescent dream. The great philosophers
were in the past. The iron heel of the Roman
conqueror was everywhere. The spirit of men
was broken. But Jesus boldly proclaimed the
advent of the Kingdom of God when the will
of God would be done on earth as in heaven.
That hope has lived on and lives yet. Augustine
pictured his City of God. Others to-day expect
no improvement on earth till Jesus comes to set
up a literal reign of a thousand years on earth.
The hope dwindled into a distant mirage in the
desert in Sir Thomas More's Utopia. Socialism
had stirred new visions in the minds of many
before the cataclysm of August, 19 14. Four
years of carnage have turned the world once

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more to Christ as the hope of the race. Chris-
tians have been compelled to face the tremen-
dous issues of the conflict in the light of the Cross
of Christ. The present book is the reaction of
the author's own mind to the new situation due
partly to a month with the Y. M. C. A. Army
school for secretaries at Blue Ridge, North Caro-
lina. The old world passed away when Belgium
took her stand in front of the Kaiser's hosts.
Modern history began on that day. Everything
is in the crucible and many earnest people have
seen only chaos. Victory has crowned the
armies of America and her Allies. The new day
has dawned for which we toiled and prayed.
World-peace has come. But the fight against
wrong has only begun. The task before us now
is to apply the same energy and organization to
the destruction of foes in the home camp, some
of them old foes with new faces. King Alcohol
has been dethroned. He must never regain his
crown. Disease and crime must not stalk
abroad unchecked. We must learn how to
function as citizens at home as efficiently as the
boys in khaki fought as soldiers in France. The
reign of the pot-house politician with his graft
and his greed is over. The opportunity for in-
telligent Christian citizenship is at hand. Amer-
ica is a city set on a hill these days seen of all



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men. The eyes of the world are turned upon
us. We must clean up our house and keep it
clean if we are to lead the nations of earth in the
paths of peace to God and righteousness. Mob
rule in Georgia is as heinous as in Russia. We
must walk humbly before God and men and deal
justly with men of all races and all lands.

A. T. R.

Louisville, Ky.



Contents

I. The Leadership of Jesus . . .13

II. The Brotherhood of the Race . 32

III. Democracy's Day .... 46

IV. Men, Not Money .... 56

V. Woman the New Citizen ... 66

VI. Children the True National Wealth 77

VII. The Enlightenment of the Masses . Sy

VIII. Cooperation in the Commonwealth . 99

IX. Justice vs. Privilege . . .109

X. Order vs. Lawlessness . . .120

XI. Patriotism vs. Pacifism . . . 1 34

XII. The New Social Order • • .145



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THE LEADERSHIP OF JESUS

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