Sadly, Farley identified the teaching of Jesus as being under “the old”, and that his teaching was therefore hopeless in that it was addressed to the Jews of his time. He wrote, “…Jesus’ harsh teachings aimed at the religious kill you every time…(there is a) distinction between what Jesus taught to the Jews and what God wanted (us) to enjoy under the New” (p. 87).
Jesus’ Teaching is Old Testament—Not So!
Farley goes so far as to posit that the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ are not for believers at all, in that he wrote, “Peter, James, John, and Paul wrote epistles about life under the New Covenant. Years earlier, Jesus was teaching hopelessness under the Old. The audience wasn’t the same. The covenant wasn’t the same. And the teachings aren’t the same” (p. 86).
FARLEY PART VI: “BURNING MATRYOSHKAS” OR “BELIEVERS BATTLE WITH AN ‘ENTITY’”