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

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  1. b says:

    Ken
    Are you sincerely wanting us to believe that this makes him not even a Christian? I mean, I know you are quoting people and gatherings from like 1500-2000 years ago, but the bible itself isn’t entirely specific as to either way of looking at it.
    Seems like splitting hairs to me. Would you say someone who has a different scriptural interpretation of trinity than you is not even going to heaven, but rather damned to hell?
    What would your opinion be of people with different views on say end times (per trib, mid trib, post trib etc) be?

    Interested in hearing back from you.

  2. b says:

    Ok, kind of random question! I guess in have to disagree with you from the start here. I don’t really hold the modern church view of tithing. In the new testament I only see offerings being taken for specific needs, not a tenth of everything. So I would say give to every good work cheerfully, as Paul said. Does that answer your question?

    • Random?…sure! Kinda strange and sad that you know more about “tithing” than the Trinity. Now, that’s splitting hairs! And yet, there are more referenced to the Godhead in Scripture than tithing-which as I mentioned you seem to know much more about. And you have the nerve to be skeptical about such basic theology as the Orthodox teaching on the Trinity, which you appear to have never studied and accuse me that it’s my own interpretation! If it was my interpretation, Id quote myself, but I have not quoted from myself, but I quoted modern Evangelical Christianity. I can’t begin to answer your questions when you already are in disbelief. For my answers will never be good enough for you, because I’d quote Orthodoxy as I quoted on this blog entry. Do the right thing and read your bible and find them. Start with Hebrews 1:3 and read the book of John and listen for everything you over hear the Father and the Son saying about each other or talking. Blessings, Ken

      P.S. If there are no bibles in Canada, we can send you one.

      • b says:

        Well you did bring tithing up yourself! So your issue is with a 3 part trinity vs a 3 person trinity? I never really considered there being a difference before now. Does this mean that even though I answered your question you won’t answer mine? I’m not trying to sound skeptical or anything, I’m just really wondering!

  3. I only brought up tithing, because it was the gifting of the Spirit that gave me insight in what your focus has been.

    You never considered the difference between parts and persons? I hope that you aren’t a minister, because your basic understanding of the nature of God is deeply troubling. This is the grave affects of bad theology like Mark T. Barclay’s heresy on the Trinity.

    If you aren’t convinced by Scripture, neither will I nor the Church convince you about Trinitarian Orthodoxy on the Trinity, nor the other questions you asked. Never once does scripture refer to God as a part, which you have never considered.

    So therefore, follow the prescription that I gave you before. Then, when you have your basic theology right, ask yourself if Barclay’s or others who teach heresies on the Trinity or like the Jehovah Witnesses or Mormons are saved or a Christian or not.

    As I said, “I can’t begin to answer your questions when you already are in disbelief. For my answers will never be good enough for you, because I’d quote Orthodoxy as I quoted on this blog entry. Do the right thing and read your bible and find them. Start with Hebrews 1:3 and read the book of John and listen for everything you over hear the Father and the Son saying about each other or talking.”

    Hebrews 1:3 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 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