HISTORIC GROWTH OF MAN.
experience of it we find the mass of the population in Christendom struggling for bare existence, like ravenous brutes in their scramble for food?"
With eighteen centuries in which to do its work, the Christian Church stands to-day and confesses itself helpless before the great evils that curse the world. Like the statesmen themselves, the church has no remedies to offer. It stands dumb before the problems of labor and capital, of crushing poverty and widespread crime. Its leaders seek to justify their indifference and ignorance by falsely quoting the words of Christ to Pilate, " My Kingdom is not of this world." What he did say was, "My Kingdom is not of this Order (kosmos) ;" it could not, like the Roman, be established and maintained by the sword, by physical force. It must rest on the Truth instead. Therefore Pilate said to the Jews: "I find no fault with this man. He is not guilty of sedition, of getting up a rebellion against the Roman arms, as you have charged against him." Christ told his disciples to pray "Thy Kingdom come on the earth." And the Bible does not say anything about a " Spiritual Kingdom" in distinction from a literal or material one. Christ was to "sit on the throne of his father David," and certainly that throne was civil and political, as well as religious, in its legal and actual functions.
SEMITIC INFLUENCE. In the twelfth century, when the Christian Crusaders from Europe came in contact with Arabian science and learning at Jerusalem, it stimulated them anew to the study of science. In the south of Europe, the Jewish and Arabian scholars who had come through Spain, lighted the fires of science from that direction. Thus it was the