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Founder:  Henry Clifford Kinley(1895-1976)
Beginning: 1958
Membership: 10,000+

With this group having a branch here in Birmingham, I've had the opportunity to visit them on one occasion.  When I went, I was really made to see how a group can imitate Christianity, but not even claim any ties with Christianity.   This group has several off-shoots from it, thereby making it influential from that perspective.  Two groups I know of have come from IDMR, which are the "Institute of Divine Reality" and "PLIM-Power Latent in Man". 

IDMR is a very persuasive "sacred name" group, who believe that one must call God by his "exact sacred name" or else they can't be saved.   Of course, there are many sacred name groups around today, however, this one has had an impressive impact more so than others with the rise in members.  The New Orleans branch had 600+ members, and had to purchase another facility.  They have television broadcasts of their services on many stations around the country. 

In 1931 a man named Henry Clifford Kinley supposedly received a vision from God in Springfield, Ohio.  This vision is told to have "revealed esoteric secrets concerning the structure and operation of Spirit by a threefold tabernacle pattern, and showed that Yahweh(or God) is a universal principle".  And then in 1958, Kinley founded IDMR as a result of this "divine vision and revelation" that he received.  They believe that at the end of every age Yahweh(or God)gives a particular man a vision to inform the world of  "who He is and how He actually exists".  According to IDMR, for this age the man is Kinley. 

What this group essentially is, is a direct attack against biblical Christianity and the Jesus of the Bible.  Central to their teaching is the belief that the vision of the tabernacle pattern showed to Moses by God on mount Sinai reveals "who God is and how He actually exists", and this tabernacle pattern also reveals how He made man and everything else in the universe.  So this tabernacle pattern is central to everything, and they use this teaching to literally attack biblical Christianity and attempt to prove that all Christian churches are in error and that they are right.  It also seems as if they hate the name "Jesus" with a passion.   They hammer away at the fact that the letter "J" was not in existence when Jesus was alive, so if His name wasn't "Jesus" then, it couldn't be "Jesus" now.  How weak an argument, for we all know that "Jesus" is only the english variation of the name "Yeshua".  But remember as I said before that this is a sacred name group, they believe you must call God by His exact name, and if you don't, you can't be saved. 

They attempt to draw the intellectual person by not calling themselves a church but a "school".  In their "Scientific Introduction to the Divine Pattern of the Mosaic Tabernacle", which is a little hand-booklet, they list their aims.  Here are some of them: 

1.)To help you find and Know Yahweh our Elohim as He really is and actually exists.

2.)To form a nucleus of Universal Brotherhood of Humanity in Yashua the Messiah without distinction of Race or Nationality, Creed, Sex, Caste, or Color

3.)To investigate the unexplained Spirit Law or so-called Law of Nature and the Powers latent in man.

4.)To encourage and promote the study of the Scriptures, comparative Religions, Psychology, Philosophy and Modern Science(practical and occult).

From their website, here are just a few of their anti-christian teachings, which clearly show their attack against biblical Christianity.  As you will see, its almost as if they are attacking the exact things that the christian Church teaches.

1.)The name "Jesus" comes from two pagan deities.

2.)The name "Christ" is derived from the Hindu idol god "Krishna".

3.)The Great Commission states to baptize in the name, not title or water.

4.)The books Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, are not the New Testament.

5.)The letters of Paul, Peter and John, etc. are epistles, not the New Testament.

6.)Yashua the Messiah was with Moses and the Israelites as "Joshua".

What a sad day it is, when this type of abberation becomes acceptable to so many people.  Here side by side with the Bible, are the teachings of IDMR.

Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research

The Bible

1.)Teaches that the vision of the tabernacle given to Moses, reveals who God is and how He actually exists.

"The Divine Pattern of the Universe was shown to Moses atop Mt. Sinai, to each of the prophets, and later revealed within our founder Dr. Henry Clifford Kinley in 1931 in Springfield, Ohio. "  


1.)Teaches that the vision of the tabernacle pattern given to Moses, was given to him for the constructing of the tabernacle only, nothing more.

Ex.25:9-According to all that I show thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.

Heb.8:5-as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern showed to thee in the mount.

2.)Teaches that one must use the correct Hebrew name of God, or else one is lost. 

"There never was an equivalent of the letter (J) in the Hebrew language, neither was there a (J) in any language until the Middle Ages; therefore, such names as Jehovah and Jesus are impossible renderings of the True Name of the Father and Son. Jehovah is a misapplication of the name of the Heavenly Father, dating back to 1270 A.D. by adding the vowels taken from the name Adonai (Adonai means Lord or Baal ) to the consonants (JHVH)"


2.)Teaches that variations of God's name into another language, doesn't exclude one from salvation.

Acts 2:8-And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

3.)Teaches that the Holy Spirit is Yashua the Messiah.

"For the Holy Spirit...we are using the correct Hebrew name, Yashua the Messiah".

from their booklet "Scientific Introduction to the Divine Pattern of the Mosaic Tabernacle" pg.3

3.)Teaches that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity, and is not the Messiah, but Jesus is the Messiah.

St.Jn.4:25-I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

St.Jn.16:7-for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

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