Mark T. Barclay: Pastor, Prophet…Pervert Part II by Ken Mattson

“Salvation by grace is evidenced by holy conduct: unless our lives are characterised by “good works” we have no warrant to regard ourselves as being the Children of God.”  A.W. Pink

handcuffsThere is nothing worse than hearing on the news of another minister caught in some sort of sexual sin—it not only hurts the local congregation and minister’s family, but it brings reproach to the name of Christ. Even worse it’s when the sexual sin is perverse and committed against young boys and youth group girls as in the case with the prophet Mark T. Barclay.  (His perverted boasting can be found here on youtube.)

Moreover, most ministers, youth pastors, deacons would have been fired for what Mark T. Barclay brazenly did(breaking into children’s Facebook and social media accounts and looking at their private photos, which were inappropriate and un-bloused)but he was never fired. What becomes evident is the huge underpinning of biblical integrity found in the Christian church is missing in Mark T. Barclay Ministries, even when he hypocritically calls himself a preacher of righteousness.

Under United States law, looking at unclothed young boys and girls is Child Pornography, not only that, but the peeping Tom-Mark T. Barclay also illegally accessed their social media accounts using some sort of hacking site or tool, which is also a crime.

The bottomline is that gross sin among ministers like the pervert Mark T. Barclay is a signal that something is seriously gone awry in his ministry—but an even greater problem is the lowering of standards done by his followers and ministers connected with him to accommodate Barclay’s sexual sin, because he should have been removed from ministry.

If casual Christians can lower the expectations on their leadership, they will be much more comfortable with their own sin. With lower moral standards, the church becomes more tolerant of sin and less tolerant of holiness. The “sinner-friendly” church is intolerable to God — that is a frightening condition.”  John Macarthur

Barclay’s Trinitarian heresies is the cause for his moral corruption

“Theological corruption is always prior to and explains moral corruption.“ -Albert Mohler

Mark T. Barclay has wickedly and repeatedly taught that God the Trinity is not actual 520px-Shield-Trinity-Scutum-Fidei-English.svgpersons as Christianity teaches, but has taught(as did the heretical Gnostics), that God is composed of parts and is a three-part being.[1]

Historically, if you add it up—Mark T. Barclay has taught at least three of the most destructive errors on the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ known to the Christian church—which in effect causes his church and ministry to be outside of Authentic Christianity, like other cults and false religions.

Moreover, Mark T. Barclay’s lack of godliness in the area of personal holiness is caused by theological corruption. As I wrote before, one can’t have good fruit without the Trinity—it’s just impossible Scripture and history shows us this to be true….

“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” John 15:4

Further, Barclay should have been held accountable to higher standards of Scriptural integrity as a minister by his elders and his congregation, but that was never done and the voices outside his ministry that called him to truly repent from his major heresies on the Trinity weren’t heeded either.

There were others as myself, but there were no paid minister that I personally know of that publicly told him to repent for his error on the nature of God(The Trinity) within his circles in Michigan and this exemplifies the moral and theological weakness of the American church and this is why his horrible errors were allowed to spread as gangrene.

Thus while godliness was held to be synonymous with belief and truth, ungodliness was held to be synonymous with unbelief and error. This was the pattern for the Church’s struggle with heresy for the next three hundred years.”  The Trinitarian Faith by Thomas F. Torrance [2], [3], [4]

Mark T. Barclay’s Obsession with Voyeurism: Protect your young girls and boys

boys-1149665_1280More can be said here, but children need to be protected from Mark T. Barclay and his ministry– who will do anything that he asked without question(he has unquestionable authority), because they have given him a blank check to do anything he wants and it’s obvious that your young sons and daughters aren’t off limits to him.

My question on youtube was—why would he want to even look?

Frankly, this has been the case with Mark T. Barclay—which might even signal a mental or sexual disorder. His unhealthy obsession with voyeurism(which he calls ministry)into the lives of his followers over the years has been detailed in his books and sermons. But now it’s grown worse, because it’s become(brazenly)sexually perverted and he doesn’t even think there is nothing wrong with it—to the point of publicly boasting about it. Its become insidious!

Mark T. Barclay’s theological and sexual Perversions

Is Trinitarian heresy wrong as Barclay has repeatedly taught? Yes, it’s the result of apostasy(apostasy is a rebellion against God, because it’s a rebellion against the truth)—even having a wrong opinion on the nature of God is wrong and heresy on the Trinity or Christ will lead to the everlasting fire of eternal judgement, because it’s another gospel.

Is spreading Trinitarian heresy wrong as Barclay has done? Yes, God hates heresy, because it’s not the truth and it’s spreading another gospel.

Is breaking into someone’s Facebook wrong as Barclay describes he did? Yes, it’s a serious crime and called identity theft and criminal—holds a felony.

Is being a peeing Tom and peeping at young un-blouse and indecently clothed youth aged girls and boys wrong a Barclay details he did? Yes, it’s called Child pornography and everyone knows it’s a gross sin and crime against children and most pastors, youth pastors, elders would have been fired.

This is what the prophet Mark T. Barclay has pervertedly done without restraints in the name of his ministry….

“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21

Barclay should be fired, prosecuted and put on the Sex Offender list

stop-1131143_1280A few years ago, after listening and watching Mark T. Barclay preach heretically on the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ—I wrote and recommended that he should take a break from ministry and get help for his doctrinal errors—well, that never happened.

The people around him that were supposed to be leaders didn’t understand the gravity of what was happening—I believe they thought that doctrine and theology were abstract to the Christian life, which it isn’t in anyway. On the contrary though, doctrine and life go hand in hand as Scripture teaches and any corruption in doctrine as the case with Mark T. Barclay is always a forehand to moral corruption.

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.”  Ephesians 5:1-3

Notes:

1.  Contrary to Mark T. Barclay and other cultic perversions of Scripture. The the doctrine of the Trinity is a Christian essential, bearing witness to the ontological reality of the one true God in three divine persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each of the same substance and perfections.

2. “As ‘man of God and a mighty trumpet of truth’ Athanasius’ both happily preserved the unity which belongs to the Godhead, and devoutly taught the Trinity which consists in personal relations, neither confounding the three Persons in the Unity, nor dividing the being among the three Persons, but remaining within the bounds of piety by avoiding excessive inclination or opposition to either side.”  The Trinitarian Faith by Thomas F. Torrance

3. “An outstanding mark of the Nicene approach was its association of faith with ‘piety’ or ‘godliness’ , that is, with a mode of worship, behaviour and thought that was devout and worthy of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This was a distinctively Christian way of life in which the seal of the Holy Trinity was indelibly stamped upon the mind of the Church. Godliness and theology, worship and faith, went inseparably together, with constant attention given to reverent interpretation of the Holy Scriptures, reverent use of the reason, and reverent ways of argument, in which there was no intrusion into the mystery of God or irreverent teaching about him.”  The Trinitarian Faith by Thomas F. Torrance

4. “An error in the doctrine of God will have inevitable consequences in the sphere of action, of moral behaviour, of the polity of the Church, and of basic culture and social organization. A change in the doctrine of the Trinity in either of these directions cannot help but have political consequences.” Joseph P. Farrell

3: Mark T. Barclay: Pastor, Prophet..Pervert video link: https://youtu.be/xE38pZe3vS4

Mark T. Barclay: Pastor, Prophet….Pervert by Ken Mattson

“The worlds greatest need is the personal holiness of Christian people.” JI Packer

The last few post, we have been talking about Mark T. Barclay and his Ministry along withpeeping-tom his partners illegal activity in False Impersonation and how they have setup a blog using my blog name, which most likely has costed them thousands of dollars—paid by Mark T. Barclay Ministries.

Further, they have copied the names of my post and tags on my post in order to confuse search engines like Google. Most likely only to protect Mark T. Barclay’s name from his terrible errors on the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ, which are rooted in Gnosticism and to sell more Barclay related materials such as books and mp3’s.

Well, this is only the tip of the iceberg, because now their illegal activities involves much more—so in this post I’m calling it the “three P’s of Mark T. Barclay: Pastor, Prophet…Pervert.”

Mark T. Barclay and Identity Theft, Homosexuality and Child Pornography: The Peeping Tom

In his recent sermon here, Mark T. Barclay—the Tom, has made boasts about how he illegally gained access to many of his youth group aged boys and girls Social Media accounts—violated them through Identity Theft and False Impersonation and looked at their unbloused and inappropriate photos and also illegally posted photos of himself on their accounts.

In his sickness, the Tom describes that he(illegally)access their social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter(as he describes)with the illegal help of a disciple of his who is high up in US law enforcement and investigation.

This is quite unsettling and you can even see some in the church feeling unsettled also in the video here, while the pervert Tom Barclay smiles and grins ear to ear, all along boasting about his illegal activities with youth girls and young boys—(which by the way most youth pastors, or deacons would be fired for such lewd activities!).

Moreover, let us not to forget this is a very illegal activity and carries prison sentences, because this is a case of Identity Theft and any viewing of a minor, even in their bra is Child Porn under US law and the way Mark T. Barclay details it—this youth aged girl was exposing herself with her blouse off and he was peeking.

Barclay’s history of control with the use Police and ongoing Sexual Violence against women  

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“They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish. They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done.” 2Peter 2:12-13 (God will bring justice to hurt women.) 

The heretic has a history of using the police, which in these cases are actually crimes and are a breaches in Law Enforcement Conduct. This blog, in the past has received information from one of the readers of how the heretic used the Mount Pleasant Police Department in Michigan to enforce his cult’s rules through threats to cover up a horrible rape by one of his deacons, who committed one crime after another, while Barclay’s other deacons at the time, silenced anyone who spoke out.

The Trinitarian Shape of the Church and Godliness

“Thus while godliness was held to be synonymous with belief and truth, ungodliness was held to be synonymous with unbelief and error. This was the pattern for the Church’s struggle with heresy for the next three hundred years.”  The Trinitarian Faith by Thomas F. Torrance [1]

liarrsIn closing, Mark T. Barclay’s error and bad fruit is a result of his ongoing Trinitarian heresies, which is from his own deep rooted disobedience.[2] This is because the Doctrine of the Trinity holds the keys to all other doctrines in Scripture and when one has great errors on the Trinity as with the heretic Mark T. Barclay this results in ungodliness and error in all other doctrines and life.

To be frank, I think that this is only the tip of the iceberg and in the future we will see more of his ungodliness come to light, because of his Trinitarian heresies—one can’t have good fruit without the Trinity!

Lastly, if you were someone involved in Mark T. Barclay Ministries and feel like you have been violated, please tell your parents or someone at your school and go to the authorities, because it’s against the law what he has done. And, parents if you feel that your son or daughters social media accounts have been compromised by Mark T. Barclay at one of their events—you should contact the police and let them run a check.

Notes:

  1. “An error in the doctrine of God will have inevitable consequences in the sphere of action, of moral behaviour, of the polity of the Church, and of basic culture and social organization. A change in the doctrine of the Trinity in either of these directions cannot help but have political consequences.” Joseph P. Farrell

2.  “Obedience and knowledge go hand in hand”—Ken Mattson

3.    Mark T. Barclay: Pastor, Prophet..Pervert video link: https://youtu.be/xE38pZe3vS4

tax-fraudIt appears that the heretic Mark T. Barclay has removed a profit site(which this blog revealed months ago)of a personal company own by the Barclays, which was of all things hosted on their ministries non-profit web servers. Mark T. Barclay Ministries clearly did this in violation of United States law, along with online false impersonation, which was also revealed by this blog in the same post.

“Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their work in darkness and think, “Who sees us? Who will know?”  Is.29:15

If someone wants to file a complaint and get a monitory award you can fill this form out with the IRS, because the US Government gives awards for revealing offenders such as in this case with Mark T. Barclay Ministries.

Even though they have removed the companies site, in non-technical language they legally still own the companies name and web name and legally must give an account for their profits and criminal deceptions using church monies under United States law.

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Screen capture of IRS Violation form

 

The information and server information on Mark T. Barclay Ministries are public information. That’s how I found out that they were also falsely impersonating someone using my blog name along with stealing my tags on my articles–only to buy(.com for personal companies also) a .com with church monies, post, promote Gnosticism and sell more Mark T. Barclay books through their deception.

Even at the lowest they are spending about $2000.00 to $5000.00 USD and that’s just the lowest and this is being done with church time, church and ministries monies just to impersonate…..

For instance here is some data:

Many custom WordPress design and development work falls within the following price ranges:

  • Custom WordPress Theme: $3,000-$6,000 (for design and development)
  • Custom WordPress Website: $6,000-$15,000 (for design and development, with custom plugin functionality.)
  • Custom WordPress eCommerce Site: $6,000-$20,000
  • Custom WordPress Web App: $15,000-$60,000+

 

My article and their server information is found here.

I wrote:

“This is the sad state of Living Word Church cult and Mark T. Barclay himself and his hatred for the most precious doctrine in Scripture – being God himself – the Trinity.

Their actions towards me and this site only paint the picture more vividly of a evil man, a so called patriot(who hates the personal Godhead) and a ministry who will do anything to stop the historical and Scriptural defense of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity – even at the costly expense of false impersonation and false advertisement.

The actions of Mark T. Barclay ministries only reveals a deep seated hatred of the truth of the Trinity – who is God alone in three divine persons(and not parts as Barclay heretically teaches), being simultaneously three in one; and further they will stop at nothing to prevent those as myself who would defend this Rule of Faith.

It’s absolutely mind boggling that they would go this far, but facts are facts and truth is truth and it’s his ministry who has done this unethical thing in setting up a fake blog with donated monies. This is sadly the reality of Mark T. Barclay and his followers – like other cults who hate the Trinity, and hate any defense of the Biblical Doctrine of the Trinity.

The truth is that Mark T. Barclay, his ministry and his associated ministers ordained under him have publicly attacked and persecuted any defense of the Trinity and the proper and Biblical understanding of Jesus Christ being one person with two natures, being truly man and truly God.

If you go to Mark T. Barclay church or a follower or Rev. Chris McMichael’s church you should be asking questions about doctrinal integrity on the Trinity, financial ones and about being involved in false impersonation –  using dot.coms and church monies.”

Taken from-Mark T. Barclay: Hatred for the Trinity and any Defense – False Impersonation

theological pants“But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.” Jude

If you don’t know or are wondering what the heretic Mark T. Barclay has taught, here’s is a summery:

In a nutshell, here’s what the heretic Mark T. Barclay has heretically taught.

1. The heretic Mark T. Barclay has Gnostically 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) for he heretically states that: “We teach them sorta, kinda almost as three different people for the sake of teaching.”

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

4. Against the Authority of Scripture which states that God doesn’t change, the heretic has heathanistically taught that God changed for human understanding.

5. The heretic Barclay’s radical false teachings on the Godhead, damages the orthodox and cardinal teaching of Christ’s hypostatic union, being fully and truly God and fully and truly man in one single divine person.

Like all other heretical groups, Mark T. Barclay Ministries, which includes Living Word Church and Invasion Youth Ministries, etc will say that they aren’t  a cult, but in reality they are indeed one and outside Authentic Christianity.

 

Mark T. Barclay: Gnostic Heresy on the Trinity Video by Ken Mattson 

Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 2.17.42 PMIf you are new to this blog and haven’t watched this short video on the heretic Mark T. Barclay yet–you should and it’s called Mark T. Barclay and Heresy on the Trinity and you can hear and see for yourself that along with other cults–the heretic worships and serves a radically different god than authentic Christianity.

“The whole mystery of God is that He is 3 in 1. Three separate parts yet also one complete GOD. I have never heard Mark T. Barclay go against that Doctrine.” D.Meeker

In a nutshell, here’s what the heretic Mark T. Barclay has heretically taught.

  1. The heretic Mark T. Barclay has Gnostically taught that God is made up of parts and is a three–part being.
  1. He has taught that the Trinity is not individual persons (hypostasis) for he heretically states that: “We teach them sorta, kinda almost as three different people for the sake of teaching.”
  1. Like the Jehovah Witnesses, the heretic has taught that in heaven God was Creator and not the Father. Thus, teaching an Arian concept of the person of the Father.
  1. Against the Authority of Scripture which states that God doesn’t change, the heretic has heathanistically taught that God changed for human understanding.
  1. The heretic Barclay’s radical false teachings on the Godhead, damages the orthodox and cardinal teaching of Christ’s hypostatic union, being fully and truly God and fully and truly man in one single divine person.

There aren’t to many words which can describe the perverseness of the heretic Mark T. Barclay’s teachings on the members and the doctrine of the Trinity, because they are more radical than ISIS is to Islam. Words like blasphemy and blasphemy of the Holy Spirit come to my mind, because historically, authentic Christianity has taught that the heretic’s teaching aren’t only heretical, but that they are blasphemous to the Spirit who is holy and that because of his heresies on the Trinity–the heretic Barclay is an apostate.

I say that, because in Christian history we don’t see so many different heresies compounded into one false teaching as with the heretic Mark T. Barclay’s false teachings on the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ. It’s so radical, that we are witnessing one of the biggest false teachers in all of Christian history today…. right before our eyes.

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” Matthew 7:15

*I put William Branham’s picture up on the top of this blog, because he is Barclay’s hero and a general in the Word-faith Movement and like the heretic Mark Barclay–Branham denied the eternal truth of the Trinity in his ministry by teaching heresy. Further, Branham denied the existence of eternal punishment in hell and the judgement of the lake of fire. 

But this denial of hell, which is called Annihilationism isn’t new to Pentecostalism, because this heresy along with heresy on the Trinity goes all the way back to the formation of Pentecostalism at Azusa Street. One of the key figures in the development of Pentecostalism was Charles F. Parham, along with William J. Seymour(Azuza St. Revival)–Charles F. Parham like Branham denied the orthodox teaching of the eternal existence of hell.

“If you see a man that’s cheating, stealing, lying, just remember, his part is waiting in hell, for him, his place where he’ll be tormented in the Presence of God and the holy Angels, with fire and brimstone. He’ll be tormented there. Not forever, he can’t be tormented forever, forever don’t mean all, for all times. Eternity is forever, Eternity is… has no beginning or end. But forever is “a space of time.” The Bible said, “Forever and,” conjunction, “forever.” Jonah said he was in the belly of the whale “forever.” Is a space of time.”  William Branham

The heretic Barclay’s pedigree 

Pedigree-a pedigree chart pertaining to a purebred animal; may also refer to such a purebred animal itself, e.g. “a pedigree dog” or “a pedigreed dog”.

So it can be clearly seen, that the heretic Mark T. Barclay comes from a longline of canines,c7b33cc4effe4c89f54de952d8ef2737 which stretch even further back to the Early Church, where his heresies were first condemned by the Apostles and their disciples–the Church Fathers.

Every major branch of Christianity from Catholic to Eastern Orthodox, every major branch of Protestantism and Evangelicalism has condemned the heretic Mark T. Barclay’s false teachings on the Trinity. It’s just that America lives in a day where most people are ignorant of Scripture, and sound doctrine, much like just before the time of the Protestant Reformation.

The heretic Mark T. Barclay uses demonic names against the eternal truth of the Trinity 

“But there arose false prophets also among the people, as among you also there shall be false teachers, who shall privily bring in destructive heresies, denying even the Master that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their lascivious doings; by reason of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of. And in covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose sentence now from of old lingereth not, and their destruction slumbereth not.”  2 Peter 2-1-3

What’s even worse than having ignorance of the truth? Well it’s loving and spreading error and having deep hatred for the eternal truth of the Trinity and this is the case of Mark T. Barclay and ministry and his church cult at Living Word International. It’s no secret to the people who read his Facebook and other online publications that the heretic calls any defence of the eternal truth of the Trinity over against his glaring Trinitarian heresies vomit and puke or defamation against him.

The truth is that every person who is an authentic Christian has been called to contend for the faith against heretical teachings and heretical leadership inside the Church. Jude addressed the brethren and not special leaders to do this and to contend against the shepherds and false teachers who only feed themselves and work to prey on vulnerable people.

Further, every believer in the Body of Christ has been called to examine Mark T. Barclay’s messages, sermons and prophecies with Scripture and see if he is indeed teaching correctly according to sound doctrine(orthodoxy), but the heretic Barclay doesn’t like that at all and acts like he’s above the Apostle Paul. We see this in the way his ministry hates the eternal Doctrine of the Trinity and how he even goes as far as calling the Christian defence of it demonic names.

Barclay’s false teachings being historically Gnostic are teachings of demons resulting from his devotion to deceitful spirits

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared.” 1 Timothy 4:1-2

mbmFurther, Mark T. Barclay is a false teacher with a seared conscious who falsely calls himself a preacher of righteousness, but teaches at least three of the most destructive heresies on the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ in the history of Christianity. With that said though, I just don’t think he really cares. He has already publicly said that he doesn’t care what others in the Church think of him and shows how inwardly seared he is toward sound doctrine.

“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 some body 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

Attacking the Gnostics, which is one of Mark T. Barclay’s errors , Irenaeus writes:

“But if they had known the Scriptures, and been taught by the truth, they would have known, irineu-lyon-3beyond doubt, that God is not as men are; and that His thoughts are not like the thoughts of men. Far removed is the Father of all from those things, which operate among men, the affections and passions. He is simple, not composed of parts, without structure, altogether like and equal to himself alone. He is all mind, all spirit, all thought, all intelligence, all reason . . . all light, all fountain of every good.. Irenaeus, Against Heresies 2:13:3 (A.D. 189).

The important thing to know about Irenaeus is that without him, Biblical scholarship wouldn’t know what the Gnostics even taught and that’s how invaluable his writings are to the Christian church. And secondly, its about his discipleship, which came from the Church father Polycarp who was the disciple of the Apostle John. And just as important, is his witness of the truth–the Apostolic teachings of the Christian church. This causes Irenaeus to be a reputable witness of the truth which was passed down from the Apostles on the eternal nature of God, the Trinity.

Mark T. Barclay and the spread of Gnosticism: Trinitarian heresies

“But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some.” 2 Timothy 2:17-18

Below is taken from the what we believe section of Faith World Outreach Church, which is in Illinois and pastored by Ed Weiss–who boast that him and his wife Debbie have been submitted to Mark T. Barclay for over 20 years. As you can see, the heretic Barclay’s Gnostic heresy on the Trinity has infected Faith World Outreach Also.

“God the Father, Jesus the Son,and the Holy Spirit are co-equal parts of God’s great tri-unity (the three in one).”  Faith World Outreach Church

Another minister under Mark T. Barclay also teaches that God is composed of parts is Darryl Baker, he Gnostically  writes:

“Churches are supposed to be introducing you to all three parts of the Godhead and how you are to relate to them….The third part of the Godhead is of course the Holy Spirit.”

Another follower of the heretic Mark T. Barclay writes:

“The whole mystery of God is that He is 3 in 1. Three separate parts yet also one complete GOD. I have never heard Mark T. Barclay go against that Doctrine.” Daniel Meeker

I quoted Daniel Meeker again and that was off Youtube, because he quoted heresy and said that Mark T. Barclay was a great man of God and that he knows the Trinity. Daniel also had the audacity to say that he was trained at a Presbyterian school! The thing about this heretical definition, which is quoted above is that I heard it also from another person on Facebook who was a pastor under Mark T. Barclay.

Daniel wrote:

“Mark T Barclay is a great man of God. I was classically trained at a Presbyterian School. So I know the Trinity. His ministry is not in opposition to that doctrine at all.”

I basically told him that such Trinitarian heresy hasn’t  been historically taught in the Presbyterian church, which ascribes to Westminster standards.

I said: “You are a complete liar! I will also give the documented source of and the date when it was written-so others can see your stupidity and falsehood in this matter of basic Christian truth as the Trinity and what Presbyterians believe.”

Westminster Confession of Faith 1646 CHAPTER II.

“Of God, and of the Holy Trinity. There is but one only living and true God, who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure spirit, invisible, WITHOUT BODY, PARTS, or passions, IMMUTABLE, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, most wise, most holy, most free, most absolute, working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will, for his own glory, most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek him; and withal most just and terrible in his judgments; hating all sin; and who will by no means clear the guilty. III. In the unity of the Godhead there be three Persons of one substance, power, and eternity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. The Father is of none, neither begotten nor proceeding; the Son is eternally begotten of the Father; the Holy Ghost eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son.”

This is the kind of lies and deception that one runs in with Mark T. Barclay’s followers. This guy is a complete liar and full of deception with hatred of the eternal truth of the Trinity like the heretic Mark T. Barclay. While not being a Presbyterian, I knew exactly what they believe as a Protestant–they have never taught that God is composed of parts, because it’s in their Westminster Confession, which every conservative Presbyterian knows!

Deception runs very deep with those who are under and connected with Mark T. Barclay….

Truth doesn’t change, it’s something that is fixed across time

Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 2.30.47 PMTruth doesn’t change, because truth is something that is fixed across space and time and doesn’t change and the Christian church is the pillar and ground of truth. This is why we can say that the heretic Mark T. Barclay is in deep sin, perversion and doesn’t belong to the truth being an apostate, because of his false teachings on the eternal truth of the Trinity, which false teachings have been historically condemned by authentic Christianity as we see in the works of the early Church leaders–the fathers .

Further, the heretic Mark T. Barclay can say that he’s something through many lies and many self-given titles but in reality according to historical truth, he isn’t and isn’t walking in the truth, but is ungodly–being a liar like his father the devil and in the deepest biblical error, being in error on the fundamental teaching of the eternal nature of God–the Trinity.

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.”  Matt 7:15-20

How can we say that the heretic Mark T. Barclay is a false teacher and in the deepest biblical error? Well, because his fruits tell us so, his teachings and conduct toward the truth of the Trinity and the heretic’s life is diseased with bad fruit. I mean how evil can a person get..it’s deeply perverse what he has done and taught heretically about the Trinity and how the heretic has misled hundreds of pastors and hundreds of congregations through his false teachings on the eternal nature of both the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ.

The heretic Mark T. Barclay is not restrained by the truth of the Trinity, but is sensual 

“For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” Jude 4

Lastly, Trinitarian heresies are the most destructive types of heresies in Christianity and this type of destructive error is directly related to heresies on the Person of Jesus Christ. Thus, when a heretic errors on one of them, they end up erring on both of them.

This is why we can say alone with authentic Christianity that the heretic Mark T. Barclay through his heretical teachings on the Trinity, damages and perverts the orthodox and biblical understanding of Jesus Christ, being one Person with two distinct natures, being truly God and truly man.

We arrive at this, because the heretic Mark T. Barclay teaches that the Trinity isn’t actual persons, but being Gnostic–he teaches that God is composed of parts and if Christ is only a part as Barclay teaches then it’s impossible for Jesus Christ to be one Person with two natures, being truly God and truly man.

So you see here, Mark T. Barclay not only errors on two of the most important doctrines in Christianity, but he errors on every other one, because the doctrine of the Trinity is the key to all other biblical doctrines– including the doctrine of Christian salvation, which he also errs on–because the heretic Mark T. Barclay’s heresies on the Trinity attack the very Incarnation of Jesus Christ.

Mark T. Barclay’s errors are so utterly awful that according to Scripture as a heretic he deserves blackness forever.

“These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.” Jude 12-13

This is from the article: How Can Jesus Be God and Man?

Equally amazing to the doctrine of the Trinity is the doctrine of the Incarnation — that Jesus Christ is God and man, yet one person, forever. As J.I. Packer has said, “Here are two mysteries for the price of one — the plurality of persons within the unity of God, and the union of Godhead and manhood in the person of Jesus. . . . Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as is this truth of the Incarnation.

“The early church considered the Incarnation to be one of the most important truths of our faith. Because of this, they formulated what has come to be called the Chalcedonean Creed, a statement which sets forth what we are to believe and what we are not to believe about the Incarnation. This creed was the fruit of a large council that took place from October 8 to November 1, 451, in the city of Chalcedon and “has been taken as the standard, orthodox definition of the biblical teaching on the person of Christ since that day by” all the major branches of Christianity.There are five main truths with which the creed of Chalcedon summarized the biblical teaching on the Incarnation:”

1. Jesus has two natures — He is God and man.
2. Each nature is full and complete — He is fully God and fully man.
3. Each nature remains distinct.
4. Christ is only one Person.
5. Things that are true of only one nature are nonetheless true of the Person of Christ.

Creed of Chalcedon

We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one consent, teach men to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man, of a reasonable [rational] soul and body; consubstantial [co-essential] with the Father according to the Godhead, and consubstantial with us according to the Manhood; in all things like unto us, without sin; begotten before all ages of the Father according to the Godhead, and in these latter days, for us and for our salvation, born of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, according to the Manhood; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, Only begotten, to be acknowledged in two natures, inconfusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, inseparably; the distinction of natures being by no means taken away by the unity, but rather the property of each nature being preserved, and concurring in one Person and one Subsistence, not parted or divided into two persons, but one and the same Son, and only begotten, God the Word, the Lord Jesus Christ; as the prophets from the beginning [have declared] concerning him, and the Lord Jesus Christ himself has taught us, and the Creed of the holy Fathers has handed down to us.

 

 

 

 

Mark T. Barclay: Hatred for the Trinity and any Defense – False Impersonation by Ken Mattson

“Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their work in darkness and think, “Who sees us? Who will know?”  Is.29:15

Recently, Mark T. Barclay Ministries has set up a fake blogging website called Theology of Mark T. Barclay(Theologyofmarktbarclay). What’s astonishing about this is they rather blatantly copied this site name of The Theology of Mark T.Barclay(Thetheologyofmarktbarclay) and they’ve deliberately copied and stoled all my tags from my written post to use on their own post.

It also further appears that his ministry has unscrupulously gone as far as impersonating someone on their new blog – which is actually against the law. If you don’t know, false impersonation is both Federal and State crimes and should be the furthers activity from any Christian ministry saying they proclaim the gospel of Christ – especially a minister who has served as a Marine in the United States Military.

Their fake blog is about a guy by the name of Brother John and his new journey through the theology of Mark T. Barclay. Upon reading the articles though, it becomes very apparent that the entries weren’t written by someone unfamiliar with Barclay’s teachings – I think any lawyer could see that easily.  Again, we have thee legal proof of this and this is in the actual ownership of the site, because it’s Mark T. Barclay who owns and operates the blog and who is sponsoring and impersonating this Brother John. 

Further, the public revelation that Mark T. Barclay would go this far in being morally unethical in this matter both in his church piety and the business practices of his ministry is truly astounding and is a further example of his falsehood and apostasy. 

Below is the public record and can be found here: http://www.register.com

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 2.38.40 PMWhois Record:Theologyofmarkt.barclay

Domain Name: THEOLOGYOFMARKTBARCLAY.COM

Registrant Name: Pastor Chris McMichael

Registrant Organization: Engrafted Word Church

Registrant Phone: +1.9315281305

Registry Admin ID:

Admin Name: Josh Barclay

Admin Organization: Mark Barclay Ministries

Registry Tech ID:

Tech Name: Pastor Chris McMichael

Tech Organization: Engrafted Word Church

Tech Email: info@myonlinegenius.com

Barclay’s hatred for authentic Christianity: The Hiding of his heresies on the Trinity

As you can see, the legal name(s), which can be found publicly online is that of an ordained minister under Mark T. Barclay by the name of Pastor Chris McMichael and Engrafted Word in Church in Cookeville, Tennessee. 

Further the public information states the registered admin or the person and organization who controls the site is Josh Barclay and Mark T. Barclay Ministries. So clearly the blog is part of Mark T. Barclay Ministries and not Brother John’s site. 

I believe Mark T. Barclay Ministries copied my tags, my site name and that their site was maliciously set up with the intent to confuse people on search engines and this is because of Mark T. Barclay’s deep hatred for the Biblical doctrine of the Trinity and his deep hatred for the Christian churches defense of the truth of the Godhead over against his perverted heresies on the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ – which such Biblical defense – Mark T. Barclay has gone as far as falsely labeling defamation and slander.

I believe Mark T. Barclay Ministries copied my tags, my site name and that their site was maliciously set up with the intent to confuse people on search engines and this is because of Mark T. Barclay’s deep hatred for the Biblical doctrine of the Trinity and his deep hatred for the Christian churches defense of the truth of the Godhead over against his perverted heresies on the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ – which such Biblical defense – Mark T. Barclay has gone as far as falsely labeling defamation and slander.

Moreover, I think this fake site was also set up to give more credit to Barclay’s heretical teachings through false advertisement to those who are seeking the truth of the Trinity through the impersonation the Brother John. 

There are probably other reasons why his ministry acted unethically, but then again public records don’t lie and it’s Mark T. Barclay Ministries who owns and controls the .com blog site and it’s not a Brother John.

The other reason I think is that Mark T. Barclay is trying his hardest, – even going to the unethical means of copying my site and going as far as using fictitious names and fabricated stories – is to hide the truth of his heresies on the Trinity and hide his false prophecies from his deep pocketed financial donors and the public. Whatever the case is, it isn’t right at all and it’s a very unethical activity for a minister and ministry to be involved in, because it’s criminal. 

False Advertising to sell more Barclay products: The mis-painting of his image

What is the first public reaction when companies willfully engage in the practice of deception in order to mislead the public through false advertising? Well, first there is an public outcry, because people were stolen from through the deceptive greed of the company and parties involved; which usually leads to lawsuits with much damage to the companies, because of their illegal practices. Thus, false advertisement and the fruits of corporate greed have led to a lot of suffering and wrongful deaths in the United States. 

In this case of Mark T. Barclay Ministries with the deliberately copying my site name, tags and impersonating or at best secretly sponsoring Brother John’s blog – giving him books and bibles to do reviews and not letting the public know that he is sponsored and his blog is paid for by Mark T. Barclay is very misleading and deceptive to the public at large and is at best false advertisement.

From the lowest estimate, it’s probably in the thousands of dollars Mark T. Barclay Ministries has paid for the site’s .com, hosting and that’s not including the books and bibles that they gave this ‘John’ and that’s not including the research time and writing that would have been needed to do just one post – companies that do these types of practices are usually caught eventually and taken to court for deceiving the public.

From the lowest estimate, it’s probably in the thousands of dollars Mark T. Barclay Ministries has paid for the site’s .com, hosting and that’s not including the books and bibles that they gave this ‘John’ and that’s not including the research time and writing that would have been needed to do just one post – companies that do these types of practices are usually caught eventually and taken to court for deceiving the public.

Thus, for Mark T. Barclay Ministries to go this far to prop up his name, and to give more credit to his false teachings on the Trinity – just to sell more products through the impersonation of a Brother John is absolutely shameful.

But then again, this is Mark T. Barclay’s track record and legacy as a heretic. Mark T. Barclay’s name is synonymous with major Trinitarian heresy and his legacy is that of a deceiver and a false prophet. So maybe we shouldn’t be that surprised that he would go as far as breaking the Seventh Commandment along with false advertising and false impersonation through the overt sponsoring of a John by his ministry, but indeed it’s very shameful. 

Pervertedness, spiritual adultery and the online threats of physical harm to me

“Our God is a three-part being (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)”. Mark T. Barclay-The Missing Red Letters 2014

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Eusebius

Mark T. Barclay has already gone as far as teaching a least three of the most perverted heresies on the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ recorded in history – which heresies are rooted in Gnosticism. In his new book called The Missing Red Letters, he continues this sickness and teaches gnostically that God is a three-part being.

So I guess for his ministry to go about and copy my blog and go about impersonating a Brother John with many dollars of church funds is probably nothing to them ethically or morally – I guess when someone like Mark T. Barclay commits the ultimate form of adultery and that is spiritual adultery, nothing else immorally is off limits to him.  

Moreover, with the stories by former members of his church in the past that have written to this blog of spiritual abuse by himself and his ministers – I really don’t think anything is inconceivable now for Mark Barclay.

His hatred for the truth and his hatred for the truth of the Trinity and hatred of the defense of the Trinity has boiled over is absolutely astounding….… Its boiled over in this type of unethical practices of false impersonation by his ministry and the online threats toward me.

His hatred for the truth and his hatred for the truth of the Trinity and hatred of the defense of the Trinity has boiled over is absolutely astounding….… Its boiled over in this type of unethical practices of false impersonation by his ministry and the online threats toward me.

Just recently again, I was threatened physical harm by one of his followers over the Christian defense of the Trinity over against Barclay’s heresies on the Trinity. And another individual – most likely from Mark T. Barclay’s church – used all kinds of homosexually charged comments here on the blog and I traced the internet address back to Midland, Michigan – near Living Word Church, which is home to Mark T. Barclay Ministries.

Other Churches involved in FALSE IMPERSONATION and false advertising: The pen of Rev. McMichaels and Engrafted Word Church

Do you know your pastor is involved in false impersonation – hiding and the protection of Trinitarian heresies through false advertisement?

If you again look at the legal owners of the site on the public information you will also see that Mark T. Barclay Ministries didn’t act alone, but with another church and pastor.

Ironically, the Pastor Chris McMichael involved in this deceit is no other than an ordained minister under Mark T. Barclay and his church is called Engrafted Word Church.

From what I can see is that it looks like what little bible education he had was through Lester Sumrall’s Bible School, but the bulk of his education is secular and it’s in Geoscience. Further, it appears that he is not the owner of the site, but he works as an admin of the registered site. *Update 2016 below

If you go to this church or connected to this ministry; I would be asking questions why your pastor Chris McMichael and ministry is involved in this unscrupulous activity with the Barclay’s that is either criminal under U.S law or borders on the criminal.

Their site, which deliberately plagiarized my posted tags and my blog is obviously not Brother John’s site, because legally no John owns the blog. Moreover, the site is propped up and sponsored with hundreds if not thousands of dollars in monies given to Mark T. Barclay Ministries.

Again, it’s highly unlikely that there is a real Brother John in the first place and it seems this is a classic example of false Impersonation – if not at best false advertisement to sell more Mark T. Barclay materials or to prop up his name, but legally, pastor McMichael is legally involved in this deception and scandal. 

Hosting aren’t cheap, including BARCLAY’S FAMILY BUSINESS hosted on the ministries servers: KMAS Racing

Just to let you know something if you don’t know – hosting and setting up a .com website. It ranges at the lowest in the hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year. Even for a person like myself – who is an occasional blogger; it would cost me a lot of money per year to make my blog site into a .com.

For me that’s a lot of Nespresso bullets that I could be buying for my espresso maker – so it’s not worth it. And to think a ‘Brother Jon’ would want to buy a .com – just to write about his experiences this year at a Living Word Conference and praise Barclay’s heresies – is an unthinkable amount of money for the average person to pay, when regular blogging, twitter and Facebook are free…. 

Further the astonishing thing is that the public records also appears that Mark T. Barclay Ministries has started a profit business called KMAS Racing, which is hosted and owned by Mark T. Barclay Ministries and most likely owned by a Barclay family member.

Further the astonishing thing is that the public records also appears that Mark T. Barclay Ministries has started a profit business called KMAS Racing, which is hosted and owned by Mark T. Barclay Ministries and most likely owned by a Barclay family member(Josh).

The site also has a forum, which is up to date on hobby radio controlled cars and dune buggies. The business called KMAS Racing also sells merchandise unrelated to ministry. 

If I was a giver to Mark T. Barclay Ministries, I’d be asking how much of your none profit money has been spent on the business from the church funds – because this is a legal matter and legally by law they have to be transparent without question.

Again, remember having a webpage and hosting is not cheap and not to included is the expensive cost of webpage, forum design and updates. It takes expertise to design, setup up webpages and host a forum. These specialized services alone are thousands of dollars a year and further, the profit business site is owned by Mark T. Barclay Ministries – not cheap stuff! 

I don’t know the laws in this area, but it does seem like a violation of a churches nonprofit status – having a profit business and using church giving funds to pay for the server use of the hosting of KMAS Racing.

Again, I don’t know, but it sure doesn’t look right and if I was the one giving to Mark T. Barclay Ministries, I would ask how much donations are being used to keep the business hosted and up to date and why donated monies are going toward the business of selling hobby related racing products – legally it really doesn’t look like it sits right with the IRS. 

*Update September 2016: It appears that they have taken the business page down, but still own the site. 

Mark Barclay’s DEEP HATRED FOR THE TRINITY and anyone who defense this most precious Christian doctrine

This is the sad state of Living Word Church cult and Mark T. Barclay himself and his hatred for the most precious doctrine in Scripture – being God himself – the Trinity.

Their actions towards me and this site only paint the picture more vividly of a evil man, a so called patriot(who hates the personal Godhead) and a ministry who will do anything to stop the historical and Scriptural defense of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity – even at the costly expense of false impersonation and false advertisement.

Their actions towards me and this site only paint the picture more vividly of a evil man, a so called patriot(who hates the personal Godhead) and a ministry who will do anything to stop the historical and Scriptural defense of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity – even at the costly expense of false impersonation and false advertisement.

The actions of Mark T. Barclay ministries only reveals a deep seated hatred of the truth of the Trinity – who is God alone in three divine persons(and not parts as Barclay heretically teaches), being simultaneously three in one; and further they will stop at nothing to prevent those as myself who would defend this Rule of Faith.

It’s absolutely mind boggling that they would go this far, but facts are facts and truth is truth and it’s his ministry who has done this unethical thing in setting up a fake blog with donated monies. This is sadly the reality of Mark T. Barclay and his followers – like other cults who hate the Trinity, and hate any defense of the Biblical Doctrine of the Trinity.

The truth is that Mark T. Barclay, his ministry and his associated ministers ordained under him have publicly attacked and persecuted any defense of the Trinity and the proper and Biblical understanding of Jesus Christ being one person with two natures, being truly man and truly God.

If you go to Mark T. Barclay church or a follower or Rev. Chris McMichael’s church you should be asking questions about doctrinal integrity on the Trinity, financial ones and about being involved in false impersonation –  using dot.coms and church monies.

*2016 Update: Mark T. Barclay’s thảm sát Mỹ Lai of souls continues:updated

Mark T. Barclay: Red Letter Gnosticism by Ken Mattson

It’s an irrefutable fact that Mark T. Barclay is a heretic and builds his hermeneutical and exegetical fallacy in his book The Missing Red Letters on a major Trinitarian heresy, which heresy is historically rooted and grounded in the heresy of Gnosticism and has been condemned by the Christian church since the Apostles.

As we will see in this review, the Apostles and the early leadership of the Christian church opposed Mark T. Barclay’s Gnostic teachings on the Trinity, which heresy in short not only gave rise to other major Trinitarian heresies like Modalism and Arianism, but also influenced Islam after Arianism was rejected by the Eastern church. And like Islam, Mark T. Barclay rejects the Biblical and orthodox teaching that there is one God in three co-equal and eternal persons. [1][2]

What we will find out further in this review is that Mark T. Barclay like other heretics doesn’t know Scripture, even the simple words of Jesus Christ as most Sunday school children do and he stumbles over basic Christian doctrine. This not only makes him a false teacher, but his Trinitarian heresies place his church and ministry in a dangerous cult.

A Cult Defined

“A cult, then, is a group of people polarized around someone’s interpretation of the Bible and is characterized by major deviations from orthodox Christianity relative to the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith, particularly the fact that God became man in Jesus Christ.” –Walter Martin, The Rise of the Cults

If you don’t know already, Mark T. Barclay has taught at least three of the most destructive Trinitarian and Christological heresies in the history of the Christian church. In the opening chapter of this book, Barclay continues this sickening perversion and teaches that God is a three-part being and in other teachings he has evilly taught that God has changed and that the Godhead is not actual persons and heretically mixes up the roles of the divine persons. This places the message of this book in the deepest biblical error and is an insult to the Holy Spirit.

“Our God is a three-part being (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)”. Mark T. Barclay-The Missing Red Letters

The Importance of the Doctrine of the Trinity

Why is the Trinity important? Well, first of all, the doctrine of the Trinity regulates Christian worship and further it holds the keys to all other doctrines. This means that all other teachings in Scripture are inseparable from the doctrine of the Trinity and this is how basic and foundational the Trinity is to all teaching in Scripture. Or I will say it differently, the centrality of Christian teaching and worship is found in the Trinity and the orthodox teaching of the person of Jesus Christ that he is truly God and truly man. The confession of the Trinity is the throbbing heartbeat of the Christian church, “every error results from, or upon deeper reflection maybe traced to a wrong view of this doctrine”. [3] “The Church is truly Church in so far as it dwells in the Holy Trinity and embodies the truth of the Gospel in its empirical life and worship.” [4]

Barclay’s False Teachings in a Nutshell

In a nutshell, here’s 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.
  1. He has taught that the Trinity is not individual persons (hypostasis) for he heretically states that: “We teach them sorta, kinda almost as three different people for the sake of teaching.”
  1. Like the Jehovah Witnesses, has taught that in heaven God was Creator and not the Father. Thus, teaching an Arian concept of the person of the Father.
  1. He has wickedly taught that God changed for human understanding.
  1. Barclay’s heretical teachings on the Godhead, damages the orthodox and cardinal teaching of Christ’s hypostatic union, being fully and truly God and fully and truly man in one single divine person.

If Jesus is only a part and isn’t truly a person as with the other members of the Godhead, then he can’t be biblically God. This is how radically destructive Mark T. Barclay’s false teachings are to the orthodox understanding to the nature of the Trinity and to the Gospel, because Barclay like other heretics and cults destroys the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Simply put, salvation depends on a right formulation of Christ’s nature. This is why we can say that the Mormons and the Jehovah Witnesses for example have a different god and their Jesus can’t save. [5]

Christ’s Hypostatic Union.

Furthermore, the correct understanding of Jesus Christ is that he is God in the flesh and is one person with two natures, being truly man and truly God. Thus, we can unequivocally conclude through the objective truth of Scripture that Mark T. Barclay’s god like the Jehovah Witnesses is radically different than the God of Christianity and like other cults can’t save. [6]

The Orthodox and Biblical Understanding of the Trinity: “Tres personae, Una Substantia”

“The doctrine of the Trinity means that there is one God who eternally exists as three distinct Persons — the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Stated differently, God is one in essence and three in person. These definitions express three crucial truths: (1) The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are distinct Persons, (2) each Person is fully God, (3) there is only one God.” [7]

Barclay’s Error is Historically Rooted in Gnosticism.

What we find out its that Mark T. Barclay’s heresy on the Trinity and his destructive teaching on the Biblical understanding of Jesus Christ were refuted and condemned in the early church, because Barclay’s false teachings are historically pinpointed in time and space as Gnostic.

I have quoted this quote from Irenaeus before in connection with Barclay’s condemnation as a heretic, but this time I will unpack it and since this is a book review I think it’s appropriate.

Attacking the Gnostics, Irenaeus writes:

“But if they had known the Scriptures, and been taught by the truth, they would have known, beyond doubt, that God is not as men are; and that His thoughts are not like the thoughts of men. Far removed is the Father of all from those things, which operate among men, the affections and passions. He is simple, not composed of parts, without structure, altogether like and equal to himself alone. He is all mind, all spirit, all thought, all intelligence, all reason . . . all light, all fountain of every good..” Irenaeus, Against Heresies 2:13:3 (A.D. 189).

Further attacking the Gnostics and defending the one and undivided nature of God, Irenaeus writes:

“For if He produced intelligence, then He who did thus produce intelligence must be understood, in accordance with their views, as a compound and corporeal Being; so that God, who sent forth [the intelligence referred to], is separate from it, and the intelligence which was sent forth separate [from Him]. But if they affirm that intelligence was sent forth from intelligence, they then cut asunder the intelligence of God, and divide it into parts.” Irenaeus, Against Heresies 2:13:5

Church father Irenaeus goes on further and places Gnostic thought and heresy in the ancient doctrines of heathenism, which were taught by the philosophers.

He writes:

“These men (the heretics), adopting this fable as their own, have ranged their opinions round it, as if by a sort of natural process, changing only the names of the things referred to, and setting forth the very same beginning of the generation of all things, and their production.” Irenaeus, Against Heresies 2:14:1

He further writes:

This thought, too, these men have transferred to “the seed” of their Mother, which they maintain to be themselves; thus acknowledging at once, in the judgment of such as are possessed of sense, that they themselves are the offspring of the irreligious Anaxagoras”. Irenaeus, Against Heresies 2:14:2

Who was the philosopher Anaxagoras?  Well, a Greek philosopher. He believed that all matter was infinitely divisible and motionless until animated by mind. Thus, we can conclude a few things here about Mark Barclay’s Heresies:

  1. It’s an irrefutable fact that Mark T. Barclay’s teaching on the Trinity is Gnostic, being rooted and grounded in that heresy.
  2. Even with biblical names as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Barclay’s god being Gnostic is radically different than the biblical God who is triune in three persons.
  3. Barclay’s Gnostic heresy is time dated to just under a hundred years after the death of the Apostle John.
  4. Our information as we will see comes from the number one expert on Gnosticism, Irenaeus.

Who was Saint Irenaeus?

It’s important to note here that what we historically know about Gnosticism in the early Church comes from Church father Irenaeus himself. This is how important his apologetic work is to the Christian church. “He studied twenty of the most influential Gnostic writers and defined and criticized their beliefs. Other early church fathers, such as Tertullian and Origen also provide information regarding Gnostic beliefs.” [8] So who was Irenaeus? Well, he was taught by another Church father by the name of Polycarp who was the disciple of the Apostle of John. It is for certain that Irenaeus knew the teachings of the Apostles on the Trinity and knew the errors of the Gnostics. He spent his whole life attacking their false teachings.

Gnosticism Defined

What is Gnosticism?

“Gnosticism is a heresy which is made up of a diverse set of beliefs. It is the teaching based on the idea of gnosis (a Koine Greek word meaning “secret knowledge”), or knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of internal, intuitive means.” [9]

Further, what we do know by history is that the Gnostics repudiated major Christian doctrines like the Trinity and the person of Jesus Christ.So again, we can see that Mark T. Barclay’s Jesus being a Gnostic and a false Jesus is radically different than the biblical Christ who is one person with two natures, being truly God and truly man.

Moreover, to refute these facts is to refute not only the Scriptural teaching of the Trinity and the person of Jesus Christ, but it’s also a rejection of historical reality itself, which is a dangerous thing that all members of cults do to their own eternal destruction. Thus, a god who is of three-parts can’t save anyone and is a false god, being an idol and breaks the Second Commandment of the Law.

Further, for arguments sake, someone wouldn’t say that America was founded on Communism. I’m sure, if someone came to you and told you that that you would tell them that they were lying and refute them with evidence, because everyone knows that the early settlers were Christians, and America was founded on Democracy and not Communism. So in the same sense we know that Mark T. Barclay’s heresies on the Trinity and the person of Jesus Christ are Gnostic, which factual truths are historical and this is irrefutable.

Barclay Teaches more Gnostic Error on the Trinity

In another message, Mark T. Barclay compounds his heresies with another assault on the Trinity and the person of Jesus Christ by teaching that God changed, which biblically is untrue, because God is holy and unchangeable. Further, Barclay in his ungodliness teaches that the phrase ‘persons in Trinity’ are only taught for teaching sake and the members of the Godhead are really parts.

“In Genesis Chapter 1, it defines the Trinity of God, the three parts of God. You are made by the way after his image, three parts” Mark T. Barclay further states that: “now these aren’t three different people. We teach them sorta, kinda almost as three different people for the sake of teaching.”

In the same message, he furthers his Gnostic blasphemy against the Spirit:

“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 some body 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

Mark T. Barclay is showing his deception and lying here, when he states that we “teach them sorta, kinda almost as three different people for the sake of teaching.” The Christian church has never taught that God is a three-part being, because Scripture doesn’t teach it. The only ‘we’ who teaches that heresy is he, the Gnostics and other heretics. Barclay couldn’t be in more error on the Godhead!

Scripture Teaches Christ is the Exact Duplicate of the Father’s Person (Greek: Hypostasis)

Hebrews 1:3 states:  “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:” Authorized King James Version

If you notice, the writer of Hebrews describes Jesus Christ as the expressed image of the Father’s person (Greek: hypostasis). The Greek word ‘hypostasis’ is never translated as ‘part’. Unpacking it more, we can see that, “Christ is the “exact representation” (vs. 3, Gk. Charakter, “exact duplicate”) of the nature or being (Gk. hypostasis) of God—meaning that God the Son exactly duplicates the being or nature of God the Father in every way: whatever attributes or power God the Father has, God the Son has them as well.” [10]

Gill says:

“that the Father and the Son are of the same nature, as the sun and its ray; and that the one is not before the other, and yet distinct from each other, and cannot be divided or separated one from another……this intends much the same as the other phrase; namely, equality and sameness of nature, and distinction of persons; for if the Father is God, Christ must be so too; and if he is a person, his Son must be so likewise, or he cannot be the express image and character of him;” [11] So, summarizing what Scripture teaches on the Trinity:

  1. God is three persons.
  2. Each person is fully God.
  3. There is only one God

The Truth About Defamation and Slander

For those who have accused my apologetic work against Mark T. Barclay’s heresies as slander and defamation, you couldn’t be more wrong here, because the defense of the Trinity is the highest mark of Christian leadership in the Church. So in regards to defamation and slander, the truth is an absolute defense against slander and defamation. What does that mean? Well it means that true statements can’t be defamatory or slander and the truth is that Mark T. Barclay is a heretic and his Trinitarian and Christological heresies are historically rooted in Gnosticism. To deny that is to deny reality itself. If Barclay’s teachings on the Trinity weren’t heresies, then the Church leader Irenaeus who was the expert on Gnosticism wouldn’t have attacked it as such or even placed it in Gnosticism. But what we see is that Mark T. Barclay’s heresies on the nature of God and the nature of Christ were indeed Gnostic and condemned word for word by the Christian church.

Barclay’s Heresy Refuted by the Father of Orthodoxy

Further, we can see that Barclay’s heresies were refuted and condemned in the Church’s struggle with another heresy called Arianism, which chiefly rejected the deity of Jesus Christ. Saint Athanasius writes:

“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)

In his Discourses against the Arians he further writes:

“As we said above, so now we repeat, that the divine generation must not be compared to the nature of men nor the Son considered to be part of God nor the generation to imply any passion whatever; God is not as man; for men beget passibly, having a transitive nature, which waits for periods by reason of its weakness. But with God this cannot be; for He is not composed of parts, but being impassible and simple, He is impassibly and indivisibly Father of the Son.” Discourse 1:28 Against the Arians by Saint Athanasius

Athanasius Contra Mundum

In the Assembly of God Enrichment Journal, William P. Farley writes this about Athanasius’s leadership:

“Athanasius was born between A.D. 295 and 300. He was short and stocky, but what he lacked in physical appearance he made up for in fervent piety, holiness of life, penetrating intellect, and unusual gifts of leadership. In A.D. 321, on behalf of Bishop Alexander, Athanasius wrote the excommunication statement that banished Arius.” Herman Bavinck has this also to say: “Athanasius understood better than any of his contemporaries that Christianity stands or falls with the confession of the deity of Christ and of the Trinity.”  

Final Thoughts

So you see, Mark T. Barclay couldn’t be more eternally wrong on the Trinity and the nature of the person of Jesus Christ in the heretical teachings in this book and other places. This not only places his ministry in a cult, and him as a heretic, but it also acknowledges him as an apostate. As we will see in part two of this review, Barclay’s heresies on the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ, which are rooted in Gnosticism have detrimental ramifications on the message of the rest of this book.

One think comes to my mind when I reflect on the Apostles and the leadership of the Church fathers is that it becomes very evident that men like Chuck Seeley, Richard Jolliff and others like Al Leonhardt of the Assemblies of God are looking for leadership outside of Christianity and they found it in leadership that is rooted historically in the heresy of Gnosticism and this is irrefutable.

Why can I say that? Well, because true biblical leadership is found in the teaching of sound doctrine and the defense of the Trinity and the defense of the Person of Jesus Christ, which Mark T. Barclay hasn’t attained too, but has shown himself to be a Gnostic and a Trinitarian heretic.

Conclusion

So to conclude part one of this review we can affirmably say along which Scripture and the historical witness of the Trinitarian leadership of the Christian church that:

  1. Again, because of Barclay’s heresies on the Trinity and the Person of Jesus Christ his ministry and church is a cult.
  2. Barclay’s heretical teachings are a result of the rejection of the authority of Scripture, which heresies have been condemned by the Christian Church.
  3. Mark T. Barclay’s leadership is Gnostic and his heresies on the Trinity and the Person of Christ are rooted in that same heresy of Gnosticism and this is both historically and biblically irrefutable.

References:

  1. “When the Quran is placed in the context of Syrian Christianity and the debates over Arian, Nestorian, and Monophysite Christology that wracked eastern Christianity in these centuries, its debt to Christianity becomes plausible. The Quran includes passages, for example, that reflect Syrian attacks on Monophysite Christology.” http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2012/12/the-christian-origins-of-islam
  2. “There is also the superstition of the Ishmaelites which to this day prevails and keeps people in error, being a forerunner of the Antichrist. They are descended from Ishmael, [who] was born to Abraham of Agar, and for this reason they are called both Agarenes and Ishmaelites… From that time to the present a false prophet named Mohammed has appeared in their midst. This man, after having chanced upon the Old and New Testaments and likewise, it seems, having conversed with an Arian monk, devised his own heresy. Then, having insinuated himself into the good graces of the people by a show of seeming piety, he gave out that a certain book had been sent down to him from heaven. He had set down some ridiculous compositions in this book of his and he gave it to them as an object of veneration.”http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/stjohn_islam.aspx
  3. Bavinck, The Doctrine of God, p. 285
  4. Thomas F. Torrance, The Trinitarian Faith
  5. William P. Farley, Athanasius and Nicea http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200703/200703_138_athanasius.cfm
  6. Hypostatic Union Defined: https://carm.org/dictionary-hypostatic-union
  7. What is the Doctrine of the Trinity? http://www.desiringgod.org/resource/what-is-the-doctrine-of-the-trinity
  8. Gnosticism: http://www.theopedia.com/Gnosticism
  9. Ibid
  10. Grudem, Systematic Theology, God in three persons: The Trinity p. 236
  11. Hebrews 1:3 Commentary- John Gill http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/hebrews-1-3.html