“My 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.” 1 John 2:1, KJV
The time is coming when all men shall stand before God and give an account for their lives. C.S. Lewis wrote, “The ancient man approached God (or even gods) as the accused person approaches his judge. For the modern man the rolls are reversed. He is the judge: God is in the dock.”1
Modern man has put God on trial, when, point in fact, it is man who is on trial. When one is accused it seems to me one would want the best lawyer (or advocate) one could obtain. Accordingly, God has provided an Advocate, Jesus Christ His Son, for all who call upon him. Or, one could stand before God and represent himself.
It is said that the man who has himself for lawyer has a fool for a client. The question is, “Are you that fool?”
1. C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock, Essays on Theology and Ethics, page 11