Condemnation (krima). See Revelation 3:6 . They have rejected (hqethsan). First aorist passive of aqetew, late verb (first in LXX and Polybius), to reject, set aside (from aqeto). See 1 Thessalonians 4:8 ; Galatians 2:21 . Their first faith (thn prwthn pistin). "Their first pledge" (promise, contract) to Christ. It is like breaking the marriage contract. Evidently one of the pledges on joining the order of widows was not to marry. Parry suggests a kind of ordination as with deacons and bishops (technical use of krima and pisti).