How Crime Can Be Held in Check

Insidious crimes are reported daily by the press. What are we doing about it? What can be done to lessen crime, hold it in check, and hasten the day when the affections of all men are governed by God's law and crime is destroyed? The study and practice of Christian Science not only give us satisfactory answers but also demonstrable ones.

The world in general needs to know how to cope with crime in a sensible and effective way. It needs to recognize that the criminal and his crime are both the result of the sinful, ungodlike thinking of the carnal, or mortal, mind, which God's law as explained in Christian Science destroys. The criminal is not separate from the wicked mentality that moves him to commit the offense. Sinful thinking, sinister motives, wicked and immoral desires and practices, unbridled and unchecked in human thinking, grow and increase until the individual entertaining them becomes their victim.

We learn in Christian Science that mortal mind, the opposite of the only real Mind, or God, is the criminal. Christian Science exposes the nature of the one evil and teaches mankind how to defend themselves from its false suggestions and influence. Science explains that the crimes mortal mind fabricates are variations of the one evil, which counterfeits God's good qualities that man in Science reflects.

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