If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous one (I John 2). Fr. Tom explores what the Scriptures mean by this term.
When we were discussing the servant of the Lord, we saw that in that famous 53rd chapter of Isaiah, the Prophecy of Isaiah, that the servant is called “the righteous one.” We read in that prophecy where it says,
It was the will of the Lord to bruise him, to put him to grief; when he makes himself (or his soul or his life) an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, his seed; he shall prolong his days. The will of the Lord shall…