Jesus Christ Is Our Advocate, Pleading Our Cause

Doctrine and Covenants 45:3–5

3 Listen to him who is the advocate with the Father, who is pleading your cause before him—
4 Saying: Father, behold the sufferings and death of him who did no sin, in whom thou wast well pleased; behold the blood of thy Son which was shed, the blood of him whom thou gavest that thyself might be glorified;
5 Wherefore, Father, spare these my brethren that believe on my name, that they may come unto me and have everlasting life.

President Russell M. Nelson said:

“Jesus is our Advocate with the Father (see 1 John 2:1; D&C 29:5; 32:3; 45:3; 110:4). The word advocate comes from Latin roots meaning a ‘voice for,’ or ‘one who pleads for another.’ Other related terms are used in scripture, such as intercessor or mediator (see also 1 Timothy 2:5; 2 Nephi 2:28; D&C 76:69). . . .

“. . . Comprehending Him as our advocate-intercessor-mediator with the Father gives us assurance of His unequaled understanding, justice, and mercy (see Alma 7:12).”

(“Jesus the Christ—Our Master and More” [Brigham Young University fireside, Feb. 2, 1992], 4, speeches.byu.edu)

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