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THE LIFE AND WORK OF
DR. HENRY CLIFFORD KINLEY

June 6, 9:00 am  

This biographical sketch of Dr. Henry C. Kinley who had one of the most panoramic, Divine Visions and Revelations in the year 1931 that was ever given to a man is absolutely necessary for two reasons: (1) to record and relate the typical manner by which Yahweh deals with a man in bringing him into knowledge and understanding of His Divine Presence, Purpose, Plan and Pattern and (2) to show the parallelism of the events of Dr. Kinley's life with those who also received the same vision in other ages. We do not intend to extol and praise the man, Dr. Kinley, for we do not honestly feel that he is any better or worse than any other man who has lived upon the face of this globe; but we intend to praise and glorify our Father and Creator, Yahweh-Elohim, who so mercifully has sent us the glad tidings of our salvation through Yahshua the Messiah our Redeemer.

As we relate the events of this man's life, let those who are familiar with the Divine Pattern of the Universe and the subsequent Migratory Pattern try to correlate them to the events and happenings of other divinely called men, places, and times; for there must of necessity be this correlationship or parallelism as everything is governed by the Divine Pattern of the Universe which is Yahweh-Elohim.

We shall deal with this biography in a three-fold manner: (1) The period of Dr. Kinley's life from birth to the time of his Divine Vision and Revelation. (We will use the title, "God, " during this period of time.)  (2) The Vision itself, and the period following the Vision up until his migration to California. (Here we will use the True Name of our Father and His Son and the correct title.)  (3) The period following the relocation from Ohio to Los Angeles, including the writing of the first and second editions of the book, entitled, ELOHIM, THE ARCHETYPE (ORIGINAL) PATTERN OF THE UNIVERSE.

BIRTH TO THE VISION

The Apostle Paul, a very learned man, wrote, "For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called;" thus, Henry Clifford Kinley was born the ninth (9th) month, the thirtieth (30th) day, in the year 1895 in Greenville, Kentucky of very humble parents: George and Ada Kinley. His was the second birth among seven that this man and woman brought forth. George Kinley was an uneducated man, a common laborer; whereas, Ada Kinley was educated as a schoolteacher. These two parents got along fine as husband and wife -- except that Ada had a much too tender spirit which caused her to befriend everyone that she met to the point that she would give away house and home to help them. This benevolence on Ada's part caused George, who worked hard for whatever he got, to take to imbibing a little too much liquid spirits to drown his disgust at Ada's charity at his expense.

This chain of circumstances lasted until Henry Clifford Kinley became old enough to realize that there was something worrying his father for he had noticed his stuporous and sometimes belligerent episodes and his reluctance to attend Sunday church services. It was on one such occasion of George Kinley's debauches that his son Henry took him aside, and with the unbelievable tact of a child, he chastised his father to the point that he swore off of his liquid diet and began to attend church much to the amazement of all local citizenry.

Henry went to school as other youngsters but had to quit to go to work and help support his family He never returned to formal schooling again. He went to work and engaged in horseback riding and boxing as diversions, and he became very proficient in both: being able to ride a horse at full speed standing on its bare back and also capable of handling boys twice his size with his fists.

In the year 1916 (March 27th) he married Katie Glenn and in the course of time fathered eight children. There were five boys and three girls and the order of their births were as follows: Clifford, Katie, Richard, R.P., Arlena, Rachel, Glenn and Jack. Henry Clifford Kinley, like his father, found things a little turbulent during his married life; and he, too, took a change for the better and joined the church -- the Church of God, at the age of about 21. His religious and spiritual capabilities were soon realized; and before long, he had become a most talented preacher and Bible scholar, commanding the attention of clergymen and laity alike. He read the Bible avidly and could quote verbatim passage after passage and could also tell one the chapter and verse that one might read at random from the Bible.

Thus, as a young man, Henry C. Kinley was ordaining other ministers into the pastoral fold, and was respected among his peers as a most capable minister. He also lived a clean and honest life as required by the Church of God sect, and religiously discharged his duties to his congregation; but he had some misgiving about the doctrine of this group. And he pondered many things in his mind. He, for instance, could never accept the Church of God's doctrine regarding two works of grace: that is, one must get Jesus first, then go on to get the Holy Ghost. Nevertheless, he continued on in this faith for 15 years; and during the course of his ministry, he conducted healing services and demonstrated that Yahweh was working with him, for many were healed instantaneously of disease and physical infirmities. There was the case of the woman in Nashville, Tennessee, who had been a hopeless cripple for many years who came to one of Dr. Kinley's healing services in a church on Jefferson Boulevard. He just reached and grabbed her crutches from beneath her arms and hung them over a nail protruding out of the wall, and the woman was healed instantaneously and went leaping and screaming all over the church. Then there was also the case in Springfield, Ohio, when Dr. Kinley's own pastor became very ill with pneumonia; and when Dr. Kinley walked into his bedroom, he immediately knew that the man was suffering from pneumonia, and he was healed on the spot and was told not to tell anyone; but the very next time he returned to his pulpit, he blabbed the news to everyone. Henry Clifford oftentimes saw apparitions, and he became quite used to the existence of spiritual beings.

Dr. Kinley worked as a molder in a steel foundry during these times, and just as he excelled in horseback riding and boxing, he also was heads and shoulders above his peers in the molding business and could tell one at a glance whether a mixture of iron in a cupola or steel in the furnace was right or not. His prowess at doing this left his associates in utter amazement at times. He could make a test pattern on any part that his superiors requested. His skill was eagerly sought after by rival foundry owners and manufacturers. He served for a period of time in the Ohio National Guard, having joined this organization on a dare in 1916; and when he tired of it, he just quit and went home -- which is unheard of -- and began to work in a foundry making war material; and on top of that, he received an honorary discharge.

When the time drew near for God to reveal himself to Henry C. Kinley, there arose a false accusation in his Church which linked him to an attractive young woman in a matter of adultery, and he was kicked out of the church. This hurt him tremendously for he knew that he was innocent, but he never could locate the woman to witness to his innocence. He did not find out until seven years later that she had moved to California.

In the meantime, he became despondent and melancholy and would take his old dog and his fishing pole and go out to the creek or river bank and sit for long hours meditating. He does not remember whether he ever caught any fish during these daily treks to the river, for his sole purpose for going there was to be alone and by himself. During these periods of solitude, he would meditate on and think about the manifold and wondrous creations of God, the sun, moon and stars, the rivers and streams, the mountains and fields, the birds and bees, the creeping things of the earth, the animals and the fowls, and man. He further thought of what the Apostle Paul said in Acts 17:30-31, "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent: because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained." Henry Kinley thought that if this statement of the Apostle Paul was true, then there must be a way that God has given for every man to come unto a knowledge of Him and be reconciled one with another; or else He could not be a just God.

These musings went on for two years, day in and day out. During this period of melancholy and his expulsion from the Church of God, another catastrophe befell Henry C. Kinley. His young, 6 year-old son, Richard, became ill with a high fever and sore throat; and a doctor was called in; but in the meantime, the little child became worse and worse. Finally, another doctor was called in; and immediately upon his stepping into the room where the young child lay, he diagnosed the case as diphtheria and exclaimed, "What a damn shame, that this kid was not given diphtheria antitoxin before this time. For I fear that it is too late to save him." However, a hurried trip was made to the nearest pharmacy for the medicine; but when it was obtained and was given to the child, it was too late to do him any good, for his circulatory system had become so weak that it would not carry the antitoxin, and he died shortly after receiving the injection.

The death of his son caused Henry Kinley to reflect on his past life and the recent episode of his expulsion from the church; and one evening as he sat in a chair on his porch, leaning against the wall with his dead son lying in the casket in the room behind him, he began to question the reason for his son's death. He wondered whether God was punishing him for his refusal to go back to the Church of God, as his mother had suggested, and apologize and ask forgiveness for a wrong that he did not commit. He knew that he could not do that, for he had marveled how those that were in the Church of God could accuse him of doing something of which he was not guilty.

In seeking for an answer from God, he questioned within himself whether he had really been called to the ministry; and as he gazed into the heavens, he picked out a nice big star and fixed his eyes upon it and said within himself, "God, if I am really called to be a minister, and you are not punishing me by taking my son, let that star fall from heaven." The star fell. But Henry Kinley was not satisfied, because he thought that it was a mere coincidence. So he picked out another star, a little bigger, and asked the same question within himself and that star fell, also. Now, he was beginning to take notice; and he even apologized to God within himself regarding his not being convinced, but he thought that if God would just give him one more sign, he would never doubt again. So again, he looked around the heavens and picked out the biggest and brightest star that he could find and steadfastly fixed his gaze on it and again repeated the same question within himself as to whether he was really called to the ministry. To his utter amazement this star fell; and when this big star had fallen, he fell backwards from his leaning chair. But he was henceforth cured of any doubt that he was chosen by God to be a minister.
 

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