Crime and Its Root Cause
Criminology, the study of crime and its cause, is being taught in more colleges and universities today after crime rose abnormally in the 1960s. But, the cause of crime and the cause of this rise are still unknown. In Part IIb of my book --- The First Scientific Proof of God --- I show that Jesus Christ showed us the cause of crime over 2000 years ago by Jesus Christ. Today, I wonder why Christians have not revealed this teaching of Christ to our political, justice, and educational systems.
This teaching is found in the Bible at Mark 7:15. There, Jesus says, “There is nothing from without a man that entering into him can defile him: but the things that come out of him, those are they that defile the man.” Then, at Mark 7: 21-22, Jesus says, “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murder, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.” In these words, Jesus was telling us that a thing within us causes all evils. Clearly, this thing in us is our mind.
Obviously, Jesus was aware of the nature of our minds and knew that our minds are imperfect and can thus create evil thoughts. Since our minds conceive the realities of God and the universe by creating symbolic languages, our minds and the symbols we use are the cause of all evilness. So, all crime is coming from the symbols that form our ‘talking’ and ‘scientific’ languages.
In 1988, I speculated that all crime is coming from a common cause --- our symbolic languages. Then, after I restudied the teachings of Jesus in the late 1990, I found that Jesus is confirming my speculation on crime. Since Jesus’ teaching of evilness in Mark was not practiced in any nation, I decided to restudy and reinterpret the New Testament. This restudy and reinterpretation led to the book above on the proof of God. Apparently, the ancient and literal interpretations of the New Testament are flawed.