And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
We are not to expect that apostates will own that iniquity is the cause of their apostasy. They have always assigned other causes of it, which in their opinion clears them from all suspicion of unjust prejudice or prevention. And these are
(1) the immoral and unexemplary lives of the clergy; and
(2) the irrational system of Christianity.
Parallel VersesKJV: And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.