1 John 2advocate Advocacy is that work of Jesus Christ for sinning saints which He carries on with the Father whereby, because of the eternal efficacy of His own sacrifice, He restores them to fellowship. CF Psalms 23:3. (See Scofield "John 13:10") . sin Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") . propitiation (Greek - , that which propitiates). (See Scofield "Romans 3:25") . the sins Omit words "the sins.". world kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") . commandments John uses "commandments" (1) in the general sense of the divine will, however revealed, "his word" (1Jn 2:5); and (2) especially of the law of Christ Galatians 6:2; 2 John 1:5. See, also, John 15:10-12. perfect (See Scofield "Matthew 5:48") . sins Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") . little children The little ones of the family; (See Scofield "1 John 2:28") . world kosmos = world-system. 1 John 3:13; John 7:7. (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8") . went out from us "Went out from us," that is, doctrinally. Doubtless then, as now, the deniers of the Son 1 John 2:22,23 still called themselves Christians. Cf 2 Timothy 1:15. little children The general term for all children.
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