It wasn’t always this easy to be a Jew in a Christian country. In the 21st century, the Church’s age-old desire for the soul of the Jew can only find expression in the realm of the discussion. One of the few weapons that remain in the arsenal of the missionary is the scriptural argument. This same weapon is readily turned against the missionary by the Jew who has studied the scriptures.
The far-reaching effects of the kind of anti-Semitism fostered by the New Testament-attributing to all Jews of all times everywhere the presumed actions of a few first century Jewish leaders-took an interesting turn with the 1965 action of the Second Vatican Council.