Christ the Advocate ! 1 Jn 2:1-2 1My little children, 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: 2And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. Now to whom is Christ the Righteous an Advocate in behalf of ? First let's define this Office of His . It is the greek word paraklētos and is defined as: Quote: summoned, called to one's side, esp. called to one's aid a) one who pleads another's cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant, an advocate b) one who pleads another's cause with one, an intercessor 1) of Christ in his exaltation at God's right hand, pleading with God the Father for the pardon of our sins c) in the widest sense, a helper, succourer, aider, assistant 1) of the Holy Spirit destined to take the place of Christ with the apostles (after his ascension to the Father), to lead them to a deeper knowledge of the gospel truth, and give them divine strength needed to enable them to undergo trials and persecutions on behalf of the divine kingdom In this context, it is more of to plead the cause of someone, to be called to one's aid, also one who gives legal counsel. He intercedes in behalf of one, and perhaps even Isa 9:6 defines a part of that role 6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Now who does He function in this role in the benefit of ? I already know most will say Believers, and that would be True; But it is also True of unbelievers, those He died for or in behalf of ! 1 Cor 15:3 3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; The word for here is the greek hyper and means: in behalf of, for the sake of See 2 Cor 1:11 An important part of this Advocacy Role, is that of making intercession, and scripture is quite clear that He makes Intercession for Transgressors Isa 53:12 12Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors[unbelievers in rebellion]. This also tells us why, Because He bare the sin of many. Now were they Believers or Unbelievers when He bore their sins, and when He made intercession for Transgressors ? Absolutely not, for they were in a unconverted state as Transgressors and Covenant breakers, and need to be converted Ps 51:13 13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Did not Christ intercede in behalf of unbelievers here ? Lk 23:34 34Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Is this Christ making intercession to the Father for unbelieving transgressors or not ? Now if this be the case, what would prevent Christ from being the Advocate to the Father in behalf of Unbelievers that He died in behalf of , and has propitiated the Father's Law and Justice for by shedding His Blood for them ?