). Can be either present active participle (condemns) or the future (shall condemn). It is a bold accuser who can face God with false charges or with true ones for that matter for we have an "Advocate" at God's Court ( 1 John 2:1
), "who is at the right hand of God" (o estin en dexiai tou qeou
) "who also maketh intercession for us" (o kai entugcanei uper hmwn
). Our Advocate paid the debt for our sins with his blood. The score is settled. We are free ( 1 John 8:1 ).