And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
I. WHEN INIQUITY BE SAID TO ABOUND.
1. When those who are set for the defence of the gospel can see its doctrines corrupted without emotion.
2. When those who live in total disregard of practical religion increase.
3. When all classes give each other countenance in crime, and provoke each other to it by example, by solicitation, and by menaces (Genesis 6:5-7; Genesis 19:12, 13).
II. THE ABOUNDING OF INIQUITY OPERATES TO COOL THE BLOOD OF CHRISTIANS.
Parallel VersesKJV: And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.