“Inaugural Statement: On the Founding and Birth of World Church of Messiah”
On the 30th of August, 1947, Japan Kannon Church was established as a religious juridical person. Similarly, on the 30th of October, 1948, Japan Miroku Church was established. Now, today, both of them have decided to dissolve voluntarily, and, as of the 4th of February this year, on the day of Risshun (Beginning of Spring), the two organizations are going to leave what they have built up until today and, under a new direction and objective, they will be united as one, namely, it is the founding and emergence of a new religious organization, World Church of Messiah.
This has a very serious significance, and, needless to say, it is the materialization of God’s profound will and not that of human intent. We are finally entering the period of the Transition from Night to Day in the spiritual world – something we have always advocated. Another thing we have always advocated is this: that the salvation of Buddhism is only effective in the period of night. Now that “night” is going to vanish, the salvation of Kannon Bodhisattva or Avalokiteśvara will undergo a transformation and move on to the next stage. In short, Buddhism will perish. It is natural, then, that the function of Kannon Bodhisattva will now become that of Messiah. Kannon Bodhisattva has been an incarnation but finally, the time has come for it to remove its temporal body and mask. From now on, its real body is going to manifest itself, that is, it is going to act as God.
As the spiritual world turns into day, its light will project itself onto the material world, and what has been built up during the night will be subject to selection. Cultures that are useless will perish and those that are useful will remain. Not only that, through a long period of the age of darkness, humanity has accumulated sins and impurities and they are of no small extent – they have to be cleansed. These sins and impurities are what I just called the useless cultures that will perish. At the same time, the construction of the culture of day will begin. What does this major and unprecedented turning point in time indicate? It is nothing other than the program of God that has been determined well before thousands of, no, tens of thousands of years ago.
In other words, from now on, the world will face large-scale destruction and creation. Alas, we are about to enter such a crucial time in history! One must know how the great love of God is going to manifest itself in the coming days. To put it plainly, every single person will be judged into two groups: ones that will perish, and ones that will survive. Regrettably, this process cannot be stopped, but, out of His grace, God wishes to save as many people as possible from the ones who are destined to die out. To this end, God will choose someone who will act on His behalf, and, through that person, God will carry out His great work of salvation. World Church of Messiah will be used by God in order to fulfill His mission, so the mission of our church is truly grave, to say the least. Now, what we need to pay attention to is the kind of activities that will be carried out at this time when the end of days is seriously imminent. The final aim of these activities has to be the creation of Heaven on Earth – an idea we always preach.
Until now, I have been engaged in the divine work behind the scenes, if you like, under the title of Counselor. But now, at last, the basic foundation has been laid, and the time is ripe for me to come forward. To put it simply, I am going to appear on the main stage. Accordingly, it is inevitable that the way we advance our divine work, including our organizational structure, the form of our activities, and everything else that we have been doing up until now, will change. In fact, everything will be born anew.
Also, (…) the forms of the divine scroll and Ohikari, the Sacred Focal Point, can be left as they are just for a while, until a certain moment. I have so many other announcements to make, but for today, I will stop right here. As time progresses, I will make the necessary arrangements so that I can notify you regarding all the new changes.
I need to say two more things before closing my statement. One thing is this: up until now, salvation was done through Kannon Bodhisattva, and its influence was confined to the East. But as time is pressing, there is no other choice but to make rapid progress in order to save all humanity. Salvation has to be global and needs to reach the whole world, hence the name of World Church of Messiah.
The other thing is the following. Kannon Bodhisattva saved both the righteous and the evil, without making any distinctions. However, in the present circumstances where the arrival of Heaven on Earth is drawing ever so near, there is a need to clearly divide the righteous and the evil – there is a need to strengthen the righteous and obliterate the evil. We must blot out the evil and completely finish it off. Naturally, then, the saving power has to be decisive, and this power is the Great Divine Power of God that the Messiah exercises. Ah, the time for celebration has finally arrived!
Kyusei, vol. 48, February 4, 1950
(…) Portion omitted for the service.