“Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.”
King James Version (KJV)
5:12 They have rejected their first faith - Have deserted their trust in God, and have acted contrary to the first conviction, namely, that wholly to devote themselves to his service was the most excellent way. When we first receive power to believe, does not the Spirit of God generally point out what are the most excellent things; and at the same time, give us an holy resolution to walk in the highest degree of Christian severity? And how unwise are we ever to sink into anything below it!
1Ti 5:12 Having damnation. Not because they marry, but because, after entering a class consecrated entirely to church work, they have cast off their first faith. They forsake its duties in order to marry.