"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
1 John 2:1 says, "ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:" It says not to sin. In case anyone of you sin, then Jesus Christ will be the advocate with God the Father. The same sentence says that Jesus Christ is 'the righteous'. It is to emphasis that Jesus Christ should not be taken as one of the crooked advocates of the worldly court system, who are nothing but corrupt. However, Christian pastors and preachers are celebrating the fact that Jesus Christ is their advocate, and they proclaim that it is the sure sign of all Christian sinners getting away with murder. But it is not so. Their rejoicing is in vain. The next verse says this. 1 John 2:2 says, "And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world." That is, Jesus Christ is the righteous advocate and propitiation, not for them only, but for the whole world. As a righteous advocate, he will deal with the whole world. If the whole world of sinners can get away with murder, then only these preachers and their people will also get away with murder. But no body can deceive God. They deceive themselves. Let us see how he is an advocate. At the judgment of the world at the end, Jesus Christ will be the JUDGE, but not the advocate. But, he is the advocate, the mediator, and the intercessor, when we are in the world, in connection with the ministry of God for the conversion of the people. If sinners do not take advantage of the advocate now, then they will have to face Jesus Christ as the righteous Judge at the end.
God Bless You