Res ipsa loquitur

(I am not doing “life” prose right now, but I am working on the church bulletin and for a year or so I’ve found similarities between physical life and spiritual life.  I have a screen saver that uses words and their meanings, usually words that I don’t know.  I will post one a day, for a while.  It’s a different way to prose)

Res ipsa loquitur is from Latin and means,  “The matter speaks for itself.”  Today this is a law principle, basically stating that accidents mean negligence.  An example is bricks on a roof that fall off and injure someone.  In this law, all those in control of the bricks are negligent (Dict. of Law).

Spiritually, God controls life, death, and the universe.  He sent tons of warnings and safety measures in the Bible and in nature. He is not responsible for people getting injured or dying from walking under a load of sin because they they don’t know about or ignore the signs and warnings.  God told us about the way of life and the way of death (Deuteronomy 30:15, 19).  The negligence is ours—Res ipsa loquitur.

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