The Work of Jesus Christ As an Advocate by John Bunyan
There is great relief and comfort to Christians that have sinned, to contemplate the office of Jesus Christ as an Advocate. John Bunyan says: "God's people are baffled with the devil for want of a distinct knowledge of Christ in all his offices." He presents a courtroom drama of Christians who have sinned, against Satan who is making accusations before the Father. He explores the where, how, what, when, with whom, and for whom in this exposition of 1 John 2:1; "And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." This edition is the George Offor text which includes his introduction and footnotes.
Paperback 6X9, 138 pages. ISBN 9781935626091
John Bunyan (1628-1688) was born in Harrowden, Elstow, England. Early he was a tinker who followed in his father's occupation. He had years of vain pleasures followed by law abiding religiosity. After he struggled in his thinking, Bunyan became a true Christian and was baptized in 1653. His natural gift for preaching became evident, and his ordination was by popular demand. His conviction to preach was at whatever the cost and in 1660 he was imprisoned for 12 years for preaching without a license. He is a favorite among the Puritans and was an ambitious writer with over 60 works to his name, including the famous "The Pilgrim's Progress."
George Offor (1787–1864) was born at No. 3, Postern Row, Tower Hill, England, where his father (George Offor, Sr.) was a book-seller. He trusted in Jesus as his savior very early in life and was a Baptist . He began his own business selling old books, and he became proficient in obtaining rare books for clients. He was a literary editor, bibliographer, and prodigious book collector. He was employed in many government offices and was on many boards. He was the principal agent in formation of East London Auxiliary Sunday School Union.