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Mark T. Barclay Ministries Cult






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Mark T. Barclay has taught at least three of the most destructive Trinitarian heresies known to the Christian church and this is well documented and not only that, but has spread his heresy to other ministries associated under him. Barclay has taught that the Trinity is not actual persons, but that the Godhead is a three-part being and he has taught that the members were not eternally Father, Son and Holy Spirit, but changed. This is not only one of the most destructive Trinitarian heresies in the history of the Christian church, but it also an unholy attack on the Orthodox teaching on the Person of Christ, being fully God and fully man(hypostatic union). Thus, making his ministry and church a dangerous cult.

Ken Mattson


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).”

“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


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.




“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


A somewhat positive development has happened, so it seemed.

It seemed like Mark T. Barclay was changing his heretical position on the Orthodox doctrine of the Trinity, because on his twitter was tweeting Orthodox statements on the Trinity the last few days.

 Now he is saying on Twitter that he has always believed in the Trinity, but we know that isn’t the case with him, because his Trinitarian heresies are well documented. Not only that, but his books and teachings in whole aren’t Trinitarian.

This makes me wonder if Mark T. Barclay really knows the difference between truth and error and I think you should be asking the same question. Does he even hate error, even his own heretical error? This is what separates a man of God from other leaders and this is called holiness. Or is Mark T. Barclay just good at pointing things out in others for a righteous ‘show’.

All through out Saint Athanasius’s writings against the Arians and his writings to the Council of Nicaea he addresses Barclay’s heresy. That’s not a good think to be in the crosshairs of the Father of Orthodoxy addressing him and the Arians for their shared errors!

The frightening thing about Mark T. Barclay like all like him. They say that they believe something but go out and teach thee worst Trinitarian and Christological heresies known to the Church as in the case of Barclay. Whereas, the Jehovah Witnesses, we know what they believe, because flat out most of the time they will tell you.

But then again, in the case of Mark T. Barclay it’s his own credibility that is being ruined from his own apostasy. Because his statements are not true and people know that and the ministries that come to this site for info can see that. Barclay has not always held to an Orthodox understanding of the Trinity and he should admit his great theological errors that lead to his apostasy instead of otherwise.

TD Jake’s journey to Trinitarianism is much different. It’s been one of repentance in humility and he is still on that journey. This is quite different from Mark T. Barclay, much different. Barclay reminds me of a kid who got caught stealing cookies, while pulling his hand from the cookie jar, cries, “I didn’t do it!”. People know better. The only people who don’t know better are deceived or are liberals who don’t care about sound doctrine.

Let it not be forgotten that in regards to Mark T. Barclay, we are not only talking about heresy, but apostasy. If he really has an Orthodox understanding of the Trinity and the Person of Christ then time will tell, because it will be in the fruit of his teachings. But it’s a deceitful lie for him to say that he has always believed in the Trinity as the true Church does, because his track record tells otherwise. True faith is never without works….

“They do not seem to recognize the wickedness, the confusion and the heinousness of error. They appear to regard truth and error with equanimity. They do not have that holy love of truth and equally holy hatred of error that would secure them against apostasy.”



Updated: 11-02-2014