And you shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the Lord their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips.
What's sobering though is the context of that verse which the prophet Jeremiah was commanded to utter just prior to catastrophic judgment that destroyed the nation of Judah. Indeed, the warnings of the ancient prophet ring true today more than 25 centuries later. In his commentary, B. Huey says, “Jeremiah was constantly at odds with his contemporaries. Their differences arose from his negative view of the future; he was unable to shake his countrymen from their smug complacency. Jeremiah was convinced that Judah would not survive because of its wickedness and refusal to repent and return to God.”
Jeremiah was unquestionably countercultural and a thorn in the side of a disintegrating culture that was leading the nation into disaster.