Doctrine

  Advocate
 

Definition: Greek: Parakletos: “Intercessor,” “Consoler” — Strong. One “called alongside” (“to help”) — Young. “Summoned, called to one’s side, esp. called to one’s aid; hence one who pleads another’s cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel or defense, legal assistant; an advocate....” Thayer

1 JOHN 2:1: “...these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”

“Jesus laid down his life to absolve us from sin and to restore us to the Father, and he has appeared in the presence of God as the Advocate for all those who, during this Gospel age, turn away from sin and consecrate their lives to his service.” R5491:3

“...it is necessary for our Lord Jesus Christ to become the Advocate for those who desire to become members of the royal priesthood, before they can be acceptable to the Father.” R5881:1

ADVOCATE VERSUS MEDIATOR

NOT ADVOCATE FOR DELIBERATE SIN