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Mark T. Barclay: Mental illness, Reality and the Trinity by Ken Mattson

“The largest subgroup to experience this problem is the combat veteran. In the United States, the Vietnam War has produced the largest percentage of PTSD cases. In fact, it was after studies of Vietnam veterans were added to studies of civilian post-trauma sufferers that the American Psychiatric Association created, in 1980, the diagnostic category: post-traumatic stress disorder (acute, chronic, and/or delayed).” Anxieties.com

“The incidence of OCD in service personnel is uncertain. Most of the information comes from US studies which have typically looked at Vietnam veterans. Lifetime prevalence rates among Vietnam veterans range from 0.5% – 5.5% depending on severity of “war zone stress”. Veterans info

So does Mark T. Barclay as a Vietnam vet have some sort of mental illness? After years of writing on this theological blog, I recently started wondering if that might be the case.

If you listened to Barclay’s preaching and the testimonies of his associate ministers. They will begin to talk about how clean his vehicles are and preach of their strange but rather spiritual experiences when going into Mark T. Barclay’s bedroom and seeing his neat sock drawer. One of them went even as far as preaching after this bazaar event that his sock drawer experience that day was bible college.

To me and those who are reading this bazaar testimony. To even classify seeing someone’s tidy sock drawer and relating it to education in bible college is absolutely weirdo stuff! For certain, I can say that wasn’t bible college, the same as I can say that Mormon underwear aren’t holy. It’s just weirded out stuff! Almost relatable to seeing others in Mark Barclay’s congregation with identically oiled back hair like him.

So is this excessive cleaning behavior of Mark T. Barclay’s normal or a characteristic of holiness?

By all accounts it’s not normal and no, and it’s not even close to being biblical holiness nor righteousness. Any righteousness the believer has is always a direct result by Jesus Christ’s wonderful and saving work by grace and through faith alone by his imputed righteousness to the believing sinner. Being united with Christ’s vicarious death and resurrection, the sinners old nature is forever severed. Thus, the new believer desires righteousness and holiness and not excessive cleaning of outward material things like Mark T. Barclay and the pharisees.

From what I remember of the testimonies of Barclay’s bedroom in that sermon. There were no study books laying around or research papers for messages. But what was clearly evident from the testimony was that Mark T. Barclay spent hours and many hours on tidying his socks and meticulously coordinating them and placing them in his drawer.

To be frank, this type of behavior is clearly not normal, because normal people don’t behave strangely like this and certainly not ministers. It’s certainly not a characteristic of a man of God. But this compulsion sounds like a ‘mark’ of a mental disorder like OCD and one that might be caused from the Vietnam War.

“Compulsions are repetitive acts which an individual may perform incessantly in a rigid and stereotypical manner. They are often related to a particular obsession. For example, an individual with an obsessional fear of contamination may clean compulsively. Classically, compulsive rituals are performed to reduce anxiety or tension associated with the obsession.” Veterans info

The U.K Military, based on U.S medical research report goes on further and describes common compulsions as OCD.

“Common compulsions include: Cleaning. This may involve excessive hand washing or cleaning of surfaces, cutlery, crockery, etc. Counting. The person frequently counts to specific numbers, often in order to prevent some unspecified catastrophe.” Veterans info

Recently, one of the elders at Amazing Grace Church gave a testimony how Mark Barclay helped their churdog tagch after a leadership change, and from her own words, he sat them down as a marine. This was her actual wording of the event, a MARINE! That’s quite frightening, because Barclay wasn’t a soldier at the time. The war had been over for a few decades then and he was still functioning from their testimony like that of a jarhead.

So what do you think about this? Do you think it’s strange that Mark Barclay still acts like a soldier and calls himself a General? From Barclay’s bazaar sock drawer testimonies one can see that something isn’t healthy. Further, if you follow Barclay and are under him as a minister, do you think he is right in being obsessed with counting your tithe?

As you can see from the military reports and from Mark T. Barclay’s associated ministers testimonies that something isn’t right. The list goes on further like making sure the truck gas tank is always full and making sure it’s meticulously cleaned. And running his elder meeting like a cult with 2am meetings, which cause sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is a well documented tool of cults, because it’s an effective way of indoctrination.

Part two coming soon.

Next time, I want to write on reality and what is real. Reality is that the Christian church has condemned Mark T. Barclay as a heretic for teaching at least three of the most destructive Trinitarian heresies known to the Christian church. Barclay like other heretics and cults says this is not reality, but in Barclay’s words any defense of the Orthodox teaching on the Trinity is slander against him.

So, has Mark T. Barclay lost touch with reality? American democracy is a historical reality. Its development is well documented and so is the doctrine of the Trinity. The Christian church has the authority of Scripture against Barclay and other heretics like the Gnostics. That same authority of holy Scripture never once teaches that God is a three-part being as Barclay heretically teaches. It’s the history of the very words of the Church father’s who condemn Mark Barclay word for word through the Orthodox statements on the Trinity and the Person of Christ….this is not only reality, but it’s a well documented historical reality.

Updated: Aug, 12, 2014

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This is just a side note, but I’ve been through the whole country of Vietnam and I’ve seen for myself the country and the ongoing affects of the war and it’s still not a pretty sight. I’ve recently talk to a guy in his 20’s from the country and he told me that it was his generation that suffered the most. After hearing more of what he said, I had to hold back my tears after hearing that, because I was in a public place.

Mark T. Barclay Ministries cultI am working on another new video. I posted the trailer on Barclay’s public Facebook page, but he took it off for some reason. I guess, he didn’t like it, but Barclay’s son liked it on Youtube.

Barclay’s TV productions aren’t that professional anyways, with all of Barclay’s followers investments, they are only a single step up from Amazing Grace church productions, and that’s not saying much!  I’ve seen the best in churches at Hillsong in Australia, been taught by better and have a better foundation in both editing and photography. With that said, Amazing Grace Church could do much better with recording with a single iPhone without an external mic and using iMovie to edit, than the rubbish they are using to record sound and video now. The stuff they used in 2000 was even absolute junk then!

I know this personally, because I worked with Amazing Grace Church’s production team for sometime early 2000 to 2005. I finally had to leave, because they blatantly refused to listen to any professional suggestions that really worked. I was sad, because I thought that I could have helped them a lot. But within a few years I was traveling around the globe and was accepted in an art school, acting in commercials and got my degree in film from a university in the U.K.

One of my editing instructor in film school who taught me, one of his students went on and edited all LOTR and Hobbits and my other teacher is in Hollywood now and I could name countless films edited by her. On top of that, I’ve worked with other professionals, like stunt coordinators from the Hong kong, China and Hollywood movie industry. This is just who I am and my background and if I really want to turn up the heat on these productions I can. For now it’s just using my iMac.  Ken

Since this is Trinity sunday and one week after Pentecost. I thought this weekend would be a great time to give something back to the Church. You can watch me dismantle Mark T. Barclay’s heresies on the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ in this video.

Mark T. Barclay is a false teacher and he knows it. To teach such blasphemy against the Holy Spirit and then to go about and boast on his Facebook account and Twitter that he has done so for the last 35 years is utterly shameful, because it’s down right unholy and evil.

Here’s in a nutshell what Mark T. Barclay has heretically taught. 

1. Mark T. Barclay has taught that God is made up of parts and is a three-part being.

2. He has taught that the Trinity is not individual persons(hypostasis).

3. Like the Jehovah Witnesses, has taught that in heaven God was Creator and not the Father. Thus, an Arian concept of the Person of the Father.

4. Barclay has taught that God changed for human understanding.

5. Damages the orthodox teaching of Christ’s hypostatic union, being fully God and fully man.

 

Note: While watching Barclay’s service, I thought it was ironic that his Church celebrated an American holiday(Father’s day) over Trinity sunday. Barclay never once mentioned that it was Trinity sunday nor taught on the Trinity.

I will leave you with this mornings opening prayer at my church.

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Blessings,

Ken

Here is a new video that I made and will put it up other places soon and hopefully before Barclay tries suppressing the truth like other Trinitarian heretics.

It’s called Mark T. Barclay: Heresy on the Trinity.

Here is an alternative link. 

Mark T. Barclay: Sex, Lies, and Videotape

I wanted to do a new post to sum up a lot of what has been said in the last two years since I discovered that Mark T. Sex, Lies, VideotapeBarclay was teaching the most devastating Trinitarian and Christological heresies known to Christianity.

So, in doing so, I have divided it into three main themes: Sex, Lies, and Videotape. These themes reflect Mark T. Barclay’s leadership and legacy both in Mid-Michigan and the Word of Faith churches who follow his destructive teachings or associate him as a Prophet and their leader. 

As in regard to Mark T. Barclay’s Trinitarian heresies. For those who have been readers of this theological blog these heresies on the Godhead and the Person of Christ have been well documented and taken from Mark T. Barclay’s own national recorded teachings and writings, so they should be nothing new to you. But maybe a wake up call to those who don’t know!

These destructive heresies are things that Barclay has taught over and over on National Television and which have been uploaded by his church to Word-faith sites and linked from Twitter and other social sites.

So let’s begin…..LIES. Well, this has been an ongoing fruit of Mark T. Barclay’s cultic ministry in Mid-Michigan and abroad. From using a fraudulent cult expert to verify that his ministry wasn’t a ‘cult’ and to recently lying on Twitter that his ministry has always taught God’s people about the Trinity and that he has always held to an Orthodox understanding of the Godhead.

The truth is that Mark T. Barclay has falsely taught that God changed and blasphemed the Holy Spirit by teaching that Spirit is not a Person nor the third person in the Holy Trinity. And beyond that, evilly collapsed the ontological Trinity into parts resembling his son Josh, which is flat out idolatry! Thus, breaking the First and Second Commandments by his heresy.

Those that permit the Holy Spirit to be their Father. Those who will allow the Holy Spirit, remember he’s not a third Person, he is God made up of three parts just like…my son Josh and his soul is not somebody else and his spirit is not someone else, and so I got to decipher…Now there’s not three people, it’s just one Josh three parts. There’s not three Gods, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, he’s just one. He’s just got three parts. So this great Holy Spirit wants to father you.” Jesus, the Command Giver – Mark T. Barclay

One of the greatest tragedies of this heresy is that the people who have wrote to this blog, and who have defended Mark T. Barclay’s position on the Trinity perceive that there is no difference between a part and a divine person. This is how heretically confused his followers and associated leaders are on basic doctrinal Christianity.

The factual truth is that Mark T. Barclay has not just lied to men on Twitter concerning the Doctrine of the Trinity and his teachings on the Person of Christ, but he has lied to God the Holy Spirit. How can I say this? Because it’s an over obvious Trinitarian heresy and it has been VIDEOTAPED…..recorded, thus well documented.

Let me use an example to illustrate this point. How did America know that former President Bill Clinton was having an affair with Monica Lewinsky when he publicly denied it? Well, it was from the evidence and much of it was from recorded evidence that the former President was not telling the truth.

In the same way we can know that Mark T. Barclay has lied concerning his credibility on the Evangelical Doctrine of the Trinity on his Twitter. Why can I say that? Because his track recorded speaks differently and his own recorded teachings already tell what he has been teaching concerning the Person of Christ and the Trinity and what he has taught is heretically and evil. So much so, that the Church Father’s condemned Barclay along with Arius and Sabellius as heretics.

Mark T. Barclay like all other false prophets can say what he wants to say. But the truth in the matter of his teaching on the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ speaks differently, because he has taught the worse Trinitarian and Christological heresies known to the Christian church.

I don’t know if his followers can handle the truth or do they really know how to judge the truth and contrast it in the person of their leader with the Law of God and sound Evangelical Doctrine. I write that, because many think he is infallible, because Barclay lies and acts that he is so.

If, Mark T. Barclay wasn’t a heretic nor a false prophet. He should have come out and publicly repented for his evil teachings on the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ and taken the time away from his teaching ministry to get help to rectify his cultic patterns of ministry and should have corrected the heresies in his sermons, and books.

But what was witnessed on Twitter was not so and Barclay tweeted that he has never believed differently and has always taught the Orthodox Doctrine of the Trinity. Which is a great contrast from the factual truth found in his past heretical sermons, books and teachings on the Godhead. Thus by his own lies on Twitter Mark T. Barclay again confirms who he is, being a heretic and a false prophet.

If you are following Mark T. Barclay then, I’d be very careful! Because he is a deceiver and can’t be trusted. Here we have a self-titled ‘so called man of God’, ‘prophet’, ‘general’, ‘leader’ that can Tweet one thing about himself. Which by record we know isn’t factually true, but are flat out lies about his credibility, and doctrinal integrity and we know this from what he has taught.

And on top of that to beg, ask, demand with blessings or cursing, manipulate his followers finances through Shepherding and Prosperity teachings for money from tithes, offerings, and more offerings. Only to use their money to further his lies and evil teachings on the Godhead and the Person of Jesus Christ. And not only that to used their money to support his jet and materialistic lifestyle of himself and his wife.

In Mark T. Barclay a great heretic and liar is exposed! If a guy can lie about the Rule of faith, which is the Trinity. Then he can lie about anything including his education, prophecies, lifestyle, ministry activity, etc..

And finally, we get to SEX and this is where I come to to Ed Dufrasne. Who upon Dufrasne horrific death Mark T. Barclay tweeted,A great champion is now in Heaven. We’ll miss Dr. Ed Dufresne and his mantle to help humanity.”

I don’t think there is a more morally corruptible minister in Mark T. Barclay’s circle of leaders than the now deceased Ed Dufrasne and this is the man who Barclay calls a champion. Before his death, Mr. Dufrasne conducted the marriage of his long time “son in the faith pastor”, who incestuously married his own daughter in law. Which incest began when the daughter in law was taking care of the dying pastor’s wife, while the pastor’s son was away serving as a soldier.

In his book called The Prophet: Friend of God, Ed Dufrasne writes: “Some are arguing about the Trinity. How is that going to equip you to help people?” Crazy right? I think Mr. Dufrasne forgot that the Holy Spirit is………. “HOLY”. Defrasne has the audacity to question the importance of the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity and then commit such an unholy act in marrying two people in outrages sin and didn’t think nothing of it.

And on top of that Mark T. Barclay never questioned, nor corrected such unthinkable act, but called him a champion and one who helped humanity. I guess, what Mark T. Barclay means is that Mr. Dufrasne helped humanity sin in outrages ways. 

We can write further about other men in Mark T. Barclay’s circles like Richard Jolliff of Amazing Grace Church in Wheeler, Michigan. Who has raised a homosexual leader now who is evangelizing youth at CMU and now Richard is not only pastoring the Church, but pastoring youth even after nurtured someone who resembles Sodom.

For someone like myself who spent 16 years in youth ministry. I can say that would have been unfathomable and wouldn’t have never happened under the watch of the youth pastors that I served with. But this is the manifestation of the corruption that is happening in the Word-faith Church. Where corruption like Ed Dufrasne is common with leaders in Mark T. Barclay’s Word-faith circles. Bishops, pastors, so called prophets are living like pimps and gangsters with lavish lifestyle from offering moneys and having sex with whole families. 

 

Image grabbed from twitter.com and used only for critisim, educational use

Image grabbed from twitter.com and used only for critisim, educational use

“Can you really handle persecution? What if it’s over the Doctrine of the Trinity or the Person of Jesus Christ? Very few do or reflect this authentic Biblical leadership witnessed by the Apostles and Church Fathers. You want to talk about grace? How about grace in the midst of real persecution and I’m not talking about right wing political persecution of abortion and standing up for U.S patriotism or against gay rights. Anyone can do that without the grace of God! But very few will stand against heresy as in the case of Mark T. Barclay and his false teachings, which heresy being so evil(and well documented) are absolutely destructive on the Doctrine of the Trinity and the right understanding of the Person of Jesus Christ.” Kenneth Lee Mattson

 

 

 

Billy Graham“The Bible teaches that God is actually three Persons. This is a mystery that we will never be able to understand. The Bible does not teach that there are three Gods –but that there is one God. This one God, however, is expressed in three Persons. There is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit.”

 “The Second Person of this Trinity is God’s Son, Jesus Christ. He is co-equal with God the Father. He was not a Son of God but the Son of God. He is the Eternal Son of God –the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, God manifested in the flesh, the living Savior.” Peace with God by Billy Graham, Page 89.

 The above quote is from Reverend Billy Graham, who is the most celebrated Evangelical of our time. Throughout Graham’s books and preaching of the Gospel there is always an underlying Trinitarianism as seen above.

 So in this post, I want to point out further the distinctions between the Orthodox doctrine of the Trinity and Mark T. Barclay’s Trinitarian heresy . Or in other words, I want to show again how drastically different Mark T. Barclay’s god is being a three-part being and not Persons in Trinity as he teaches. And by contrast continue to show that Mark T. Barclay is worshipping a different god than Christianity.

Though on Twitter, Mark T. Barclay says he believes in the Trinity, but when Barclay’s actual teachings and sermons on the Trinity are contrasted with Billy Graham and Christian orthodoxy, this is apparently not so.

“Those that permit the Holy Spirit to be their Father. Those who will allow the Holy Spirit, remember he’s not a third Person, he is God made up of three parts just like…my son Josh and his soul is not somebody else and his spirit is not someone else, and so I got to decipher…Now there’s not three people, it’s just one Josh three parts. There’s not three Gods, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, he’s just one. He’s just got three parts. So this great Holy Spirit wants to father you.” Jesus, the Command Giver – Mark T. Barclay

 Subsequently, like all other trinitarian heretics. Not only does Barclay deny such Orthodoxy held by Evangelicals as Billy Graham, but destroys it through his heretical teachings on both the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ.

 Thus, Mark T. Barclay’s own falsehood is just part of his masquerade to get people to believe a lie by clothing his false messages on the Trinity with the language of Scripture. And another way to get more money to pay for his jet and other over expenditures and for people to think he is a genuine a leader and an Evangelical.

 One would have to be Scripturally stupid to believe Mark T. Barclay after listening to him teach on the Doctrine of the Trinity. I say stupid, because this is the language of Scripture to all who receive a false gospel.

 Why did I say gospel? Well, because a God who is composed of parts is not the God of the Lord Jesus Christ and a god composed of parts as Mark T. Barclay’s can’t save.

 God, however, being without parts, is Father of the Son without division and without being acted upon. For neither is there an effluence from that which is incorporeal, nor is there anything flowering into him from without, as in the case of men. Being simple in nature, he is Father of one only Son” Saint Athanasius (Letter on the Council of Nicaea A.D. 350)

 One of the words used by Saint Athanasius in the above quotes that immediately condemns Mark T. Barclay’s heresy is the word “incorporeal”. What does incorporeal mean? It means that God does not have a body and is not composed of parts, and certainly not a three-part being as Barclay teaches.  

Thus, God is spirit as the Bible teaches and it’s absolutely unscriptural and heretical for Mark T. Barclay to teach who the Trinity is composed of parts like his son Josh and not distinct Persons. “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24

 Why is the Trinity important? Well, first of all it’s important, because it’s God’s own identity and the Doctrine of the Trinity, and along with the Doctrine on the Person of Christ regulates true worship.

 The Doctrine of the Trinity is so important that it separates true worship and false worship and it separates Christianity from cults. Clearly, Mark T. Barclay, being a heretic is worshiping another god who is a trinity of parts.

 “But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted.” 2 Cor 11:3-4

“Something has emerged in my walk with God that has become the most important element of my discipleship. It has become the thing that sustains me, that feeds me, that keeps me steady when I am shaky. I have come to see God, to know Him, to relate to Him as Three-in-One, God as Trinity, God as Father, Saviour, and Holy Spirit. God has given to me over the years a vision of Himself as Three-in-One, and the ability to relate to God in that way is the single most important fact of my Christian growth.”  The Magnificent Three by Nicky Cruz