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I agree with your observations, and would add that Friedman himself said that all "followers of Messiah" should obey Torah. Here's the quote:
To present Christ as the "perfect role model" of "Torah observance" implies that all believers should follow suit. The fact that Friedman's followers must tangle themselves in a morass of meaningless double-talk only confirms that there is a fundamental flaw in the foundation of his teaching.Originally Posted by Dr. Friedman in They Loved the Torah, pg. 121