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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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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 and Modalism: Cult by Ken Mattson

In this post, I want to explore what is a cult and what differentiates Mark T. Barclay Ministries, Jehovah’s Witnesses and others like the Mormons from Christian orthodoxy. As we have seen before in the last few post, like other heretical groups Mark T. Barclay’s teaching on the Holy Trinity is much different than what the Church has taught for the last 2000 years, from the time of the Apostles and to what was ratified in 325 A.D at Nicaea and handed down by the Church fathers in the Nicene Creed. 

The Church has stated along with the authority of the Bible that God is divine eternal persons and not parts or manifestations, but one God in three eternal, and co-equal persons, being God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Whereas Barclay[1] has taught that there was change in the Godhead and they are not persons, but one God with three parts, like his son Josh being body, soul and spirit. The Church clearly condemned Mark T. Barclay’s teaching as heresy, because it is a terrible distortion of the doctrine of the Trinity revealed in Scripture and it is outside Christian orthodoxy.

Partialism …taught that Father, Son and Holy Spirit together are components of the one God. This led them to believe that each of the persons of the Trinity is only part God, only becoming fully God when they come together.” Trinitarian Heresies

So what is a cult and why is Mark T. Barclay Ministries, Jehovah’s Witnesses and others considered by the Church as cults and teaching heresy? The answer is because their teachings are not orthodox in that they have distorted cardinal teachings like the Trinity, the Person of Christ, and the saving nature of Grace.

Here are a few quotes from a few experts, including Walter Martin.

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, p. 12).

A cult is any group that deviates from the orthodox teachings of the historic Christian faith being derived from the Bible and confirmed through the ancient ecumenical creeds.” CRI

Pseudo-Christian CultsThese groups deny or distort fundamental Christian doctrines such as the Trinity, the deity of Christ, and salvation by grace through faith alone. Some cults that would fall into this category are the Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Science, The Way International, and the Unity School of Christianity.” CRI

The Nicene Creed says:

“We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being or substance(homoousion) with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human.”[2]

Here we can learn that Mark T. Barclay not only has the doctrine of the Trinity wrong, but as stated briefly before he also has Christology wrong. The Creed above says that Christ is light from light and God from God. The early Church fathers against false doctrines concerning the nature of Christ stated along with the authority of Scripture that Christ is indeed fully God and fully man, not a part, but the Second Person in the divine Trinity.

Hebrews 1:1-4 says, “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.”

The verse I want to focus on is verse 3 which states that, “He(Christ) is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature”. In other translations like the NIV it says the “exact representation” like in the production of perfect coins being imaged stamped which in greek it is “charakter” meaning “exact duplicate” of the nature or being(Greek hypostasis) of God the Father in every way. Moreover, whatever God the Father has in attribute and power the Son has and is an exact duplicate of the Father’s being or substance.[3]

The image stamped on coins, seals, wax, expresses the idea: and the sense here is, that if God be represented under the idea of a substance, or being, then Christ is the exact resemblance of that – as an image is of the stamp or die. The resemblance between a stamp and the figure which is impressed is exact; and so is the resemblance between the Redeemer and God”.[4]

So thus far, though contrary to what groups like Mark T. Barclay Ministries and Jehovah Witnesses teach. We have learned from Scripture that the Lord Jesus is the exact representation of the Father, an exact duplicate of his being (hypostasis). We also can learn from this passage that there are personal distinctions in the Godhead and different but united roles in redemption. The Father is the Father and the Son is the Son and not the Father, nor is the Father the Son. There is no confusion of persons, but they are one.[5]

If Christ is a duplicate of the Father’s exact nature of being(hypostasis) from the passage we unpacked above, then what does Scripture say about him? Well, Scripture tells an entirely different Christ than cults falsely teach. The Lord Jesus is not only an exact duplicate of God the Father’s being, but in Jesus dwells all the fullness of deity in body form.

Colossians 2:9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,”

1 Timothy 3:16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

John 1:18 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

John 14:8-9Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.”

Colossians 1:15-16 “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities―all things were created through him and for him.”

As we can see from the Scriptures above, Mark T. Barclay like other heretics utterly fail at proper exegesis of Scripture and this is because he is teaching by the spirit of error. Christ is not just ‘a part’ of God as Barclay falsely teaches, but Jesus is fully God, being the only begotten Son. If all fullness of deity dwells bodily in Christ, then we also know that of course all fullness of deity dwells in the other persons of the Trinity. Meaning, the Father who Christ exactly duplicates is fully God, and the person of the Holy Spirit is also fully God.

So does this mean that there are three gods? No, the doctrine of the Trinity states that God is simultaneously one and three. The Trinity is a mystery, but we know that all persons are fully God and that there is only one God. The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, each person is fully God, but there is only one God.

Ephesians 4:5-6 “There is one body and one Spirit just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

So using a little deduction we learn: 1. All Cults deviate from orthodoxy. 2. Mark T. Barclay Ministries deviates from orthodoxy. 3. Therefore, Mark T. Barclay Ministries is a cult. 

So using a little deduction we learn: 1. All Cults deviate from orthodoxy. 2. Mark T. Barclay Ministries deviates from orthodoxy. 3. Therefore, Mark T. Barclay Ministries is a cult. So it is perfectly and legally right to use the word ‘cult’ when referring to Mark T. Barclay and his ministry at Living Word International and his Preacher of Righteousness Network,[6] because Mark has deviated “from the orthodox teachings of the historic Christian faith being derived from the Bible and confirmed through the ancient ecumenical creeds.”[7]

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 likemy 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[8]

References

1. “In heaven Jesus was not known as Jesus, he was known as the Word. 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. There was a Creator, he was later called Jehovah. There was his word, later on when he come here God said you call this baby, not the Word, but Jesus which really means Yahshua….and then of course the bible talks about the Spirit of God……now these aren’t three different people. We teach them sorta, kinda almost as three different people for the sake of teaching. Now that Creator, Word and Spirit for the sake of man understanding and relating was changed by God, you can read it in the Scriptures, I know you know this, forgive me this so elementary. But it was changed to Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” Mark T. Barclay, Jesus the command giver.

2. Nicene Creed

3. Wayne Grudem, An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, Pg. 236.

4. http://bible.cc/hebrews/1-3.htm Barnes notes on the bible.

5. The Jesus that Mark T. Barclay is preaching is a different Jesus…..Any so called hired “cult expert” by Barclay should have figured that out if indeed their credentials where true, but then again money can buy many things, including so called experts with shady backgrounds and financial problems.

6. I am sorry to inform many of you who say that “Mark T. Barclay is my pastor”. Mark T. Barclay cannot be your pastor, because he is not in your church administering Word and Sacrament on a weekly or even bi-weekly basis. Only on a cultic level can Mark T. Barclay be ‘your pastor’. Just think of all the tithes and offerings that you robbed your own church of and has gone into the hands of a cult!

7. http://www.equip.org/perspectives/what-is-a-religious-cult/

8.The doctrine of the Trinity “furnishes the key to all other doctrines”, that is how important it is to Christianity. However, if one deviates from the Scriptural basis of who God is being Trinity, its results are absolutely devastating to every other doctrine in Christianity including Christology and this is what we see Mark T. Barclay’s teachings, because it is cultic and clearly outside biblical orthodoxy. “The ancient church did in fact speak strongly on this issue, and decided that in fact the broad outlines of trinitarian Christianity are among the things necessary for salvation.” Fred Sanders