Q 1. What challenges did Jeremiah face, and how was he able to meet them?JEREMIAH was a person with feelings like ours. When Jehovah informed him of his commission to be "prophet to the nations," he cried out: "Alas, O Sovereign Lord Jehovah! Here I actually do not know how to speak, for I am but a boy." Nevertheless, trusting in Jehovah, he accepted the assignment. (Jer. 1:4-10) For more than 40 years, Jeremiah contended with apathy, rejection, ridicule, and even physical violence. (Jer. 20: 1, 2) At times, he felt like giving up. Yet, he persevered in declaring an unpopular message to a largely unreceptive people. In God's strength, Jeremiah accomplished what he could never have done on his own.-Read Jeremiah 20:7-9.
Further on from last weeks study, here is another twisting of the facts. Jeremiah did not preach "house to house" and he preached for only 40 years before judgement came upon the unworthies. Jehovah's Witnesses are forced to preach 'house to house', they've been preaching for 3 times longer than Jeremiah did, they've flip flopped on numerous doctrines, changed the meaning of the word "generation" several times and Judgement Day is nowhere in sight.
In reality, there is very little that Jehovah's Witnesses have in common with Jeremiah.