A Fait Accompli
November 21, 2022

Thought for Today: “A Fait Accompli”

Is Jesus’s death and resurrection a fait accompli in our lives?

“Fait Accompli” is a French phrase meaning an accomplished fact and used to mean something that has already been done and cannot be altered.

As Jesus hung upon the cross it says, “Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, ‘I thirst!’ … when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, ‘It is finished!’ And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” (John 19:28, 30)

Eight days after His resurrection Jesus confronted Thomas and said, “‘Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.’ … And Thomas answered and said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!’” (John 20:27-28)

Jesus’s death and resurrection is therefore a fait accompli, that is, it is an unalterable fact that our sins have been forgiven and that an eternity in heaven is awaiting all those who believe in Jesus Christ.

The Apostle Paul reveals this fait accompli saying, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)









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