The evil of Judaism today consists in its conscious and insistent rejection of the true Messiah, whom the Jews, by any natural reckoning of their divinely afforded advantages, not least of which were the covenant with Abraham and the infallible prophecies of multiple centuries, should been the first of all people to accept. No writer of the New Testament faults the Jews for having the greatest advantages, but rather the New Testament and the human lips of our Lord himself blame their hardened hearts, that even with the clearest of revelation they reject what all the Law and all the Prophets declare.
But so will it be for all hæretics who have the Scriptures but blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, that it will be better for Sodom and Gomorrah than for them. Observe, the degeneracy of a post-Christian culture is even worse, for it has enjoyed the inestimable blessing of not only the Old Testament, which itself is ample testimony of Christ, but also the New. Now that Christ has been fully revealed both to the Jews and to many of those called Gentiles, the fate of unbelieving Jewry and the fate of another apostate society is the same: fire and ashes, a holocaust more fearsome than men can even dream up.
This kind of inverted parody is not your Renaissance music by Ockeghem; it is the reality of the dies iræ. Not only our consciences burn within us, but our cultural fathers will denounce us. For Jesus Christ said against the Jews of his generation,
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
Is the sin not even worse for a people that has turned away from the gospel’s fulness to the service of dead gods? The promise for such a degenerate nation is death.