Efforts to establish justice, right and wrong, apart from God ultimately annihilate justice and morality. To blame society’s conditions as the cause of crime, to treat crime as a social disease, is to eliminate human responsibility. (…)
When the boundaries between crime and disease are wiped out and justice declines into mere cultural preference, freedom itself is forfeited and citizens are handed over to an arbitrary and omnipotent state.
Bavinck, Herman ; Bolt, John ; Vriend, John: Reformed Dogmatics, Volume 3: Sin and Salvation in Christ. Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, 2006, S. 158