Monday, April 16, 2007

The Story of Jesus: As Told By Sukyo Mahikari

To the majority of the world, Jesus Christ is considered the savior of our souls. He is the Prince of Peace, born of a virgin, holy, Son of God; who died on the cross to save all of mankind, whether aware or not, from their iniquities. This is who the Bible says Jesus was. The Bible is the well-documented history of the life and death of Jesus Christ and the creation of mankind. 39% of the world believes Christ is Lord…and others like Islam and Buddhism might not support that Christ was God in the flesh, but they still mention Christ in their doctrines and the Koran calls Jesus a great prophet.

Now I want to discuss who Sukyo Mahikari says Jesus was. Kotama Okada claimed that he, himself, not Jesus was the savior. So you can probably guess that SM opinion of who Jesus was strays significantly from the Bible and the Koran. According to Sukyo Mahikari, Jesus was man, a great prophet, but a man nontheless; born of a earthly mother and father. It’s doctrine also claims that Jesus was never crucified, rather his brother (depending on who you ask this might be a twin brother) died on the cross as a sacrifice so that Jesus might live. In fact, Jesus lived to be 106 years of age, got married, and is buried in Japan…where he remains to this day.

Quite a difference in the history of a very important man. Now I am going to tell you why Biblically Sukyo Mahikari’s doctrine doesn’t hold water. In order to do this Biblical support is necessary.

Jesus Before Pilate

Matthew 27:11-26

11Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"

"Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.

12When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.

13Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"

14But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.

15Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd. 16At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas. 17So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, "Which one do you want me to release to you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?" 18For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.

19While Pilate was sitting on the judge's seat, his wife sent him this message: "Don't have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him."

20But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.

21"Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" asked the governor.

"Barabbas," they answered.

22"What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify him!"

23"Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"

24When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "It is your responsibility!"

25All the people answered, "Let his blood be on us and on our children!"

26Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.

What was the point of that scripture? Well…basically my point is this…the Romans and the Jews hated Jesus so much that they would rather set a convicted murderer free, over Jesus; which means that Sukyo Mahikari’s whole idea that Jesus’ brother died as a sacrifice for him is nonsense. If those people would rather allow Barabbas to walk amongst them rather than set an innocent man free, I don’t think that they would allow Jesus’ brother to die in his place either.

The Pharisees really wanted Jesus dead because he was a threat to their position. As for those Sukyo Mahikari members who proclaim that Jesus’ brother was a twin…you’d be incorrect. The Bible did say that Jesus had siblings, but they were all born after him. Jesus was the oldest child of Mary and there are no documents anywhere that speak of a twin.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

A New Purpose

I used to write this blog because I wanted to make sure that all the facts about Sukyo Mahikari that had remained buried were exposed, but now that I feel I have done that I want this blog to stand for something more. I want it to focus on healing and on the love of God that is for everyone if they just accept it. When I die and I meet my maker and He asks me what I did to undo the wrong I did while in Sukyo Mahikari I want Him to say “Well done, good and faithful one.” I want Him to know that I pointed to Him enough to make a mark on things…because if I do nothing, if I remain neutral and keep what I know to myself…well, let me tell you a story…

A fire broke out in a five story apartment complex in New York City. The fire department was called and the first to respond to the scene was a fireman named Michael Robertson. Michael had just purchased a new C.D. player as a gift for the Fire Chief and was in the fire engine tinkering with the device as the fire devoured the rooftop of the apartment building. He sat in his car for 10 minutes before taking action to extinguish the flames. On lookers watched in horror as a woman jumped from her fifth story apartment, covered in flames, clutching her baby to her chest as she hit the ground. In the end a family of six were burnt alive. During the trial the fireman seemed unaffected by what had happened and before his sentencing he asked that the judge take into consideration that the gift for the Fire Chief was very expensive and state-of-the-art. What do you think his sentence should be? 10, 20, 30 years? Life in prison? Death? Take a moment to ponder this before you read on.

Now, what did you give him? Well, every time we have opportunities to tell people about God and Christ, but don’t, we’re no better than that fireman. We’re allowing our friends, family, and acquaintances to be burnt alive because we don’t care enough to take action; to take the time to have a heart to heart with them. I do not plan on being that fireman. If I start to preach a little bit, please forgive me, I don’t want to be the one to push you out of reach, but I just love everyone so much that I am going to be a fool for God. I just ask that you receive what I have to say with an open heart. I know some of you have been hurt, I know some of you have your own pre-conceived ideas about God, but when we hear the truth we know it…deep down even though we often try to stifle it. Deep down we all knew that something about Mahikari was not right and we chose to ignore it because it fit into the kind of life we wanted to lead. That’s the thing with a lot of people…they chose the religion that is going to allow them to continue living the same lifestyle they’ve always lived and Sukyo Mahikari is a catch 22 because not only can you live the same life, well besides having to come to dojo to offer okiyome, but you can also erase your sins based on how much time you spend at the center. It’s 100% saved by your efforts and not God’s grace. Rescue yourself.

For those of you who have been commenting on my blog and sending me emails I ask you to not be afraid of this subject matter. If you have an opinion, be it good or bad I say speak it out. I won’t get upset. If you feel like religion is something private that shouldn’t be discussed on a blog then that’s your opinion and you’re entitled to it, but let me know. If something I say touches you in some way, let me know. I am still going to center this on SM, but from now on I am going to take the kind of approach that God wants me to take. If that’s too much for you and you no longer want to read, I’m sorry, actually no I’m not, because even if I offend some people I know I’ve made them stop and think and I know the love of God is eventually going to get to them, if not through me then through someone else God puts in their path.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Saved by Works

JEREMIAH 14:13-15
13 But I said, "Ah, Sovereign LORD, the prophets keep telling them, 'You will not see the sword or suffer famine. Indeed, I will give you lasting peace in this place.' "

14 Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds. 15 Therefore, this is what the LORD says about the prophets who are prophesying in my name: I did not send them, yet they are saying, 'No sword or famine will touch this land.' Those same prophets will perish by sword and famine.

This post is directed more towards the former Christians who have joined Sukyo Mahikari. I’ll start out with a basic statistic: Christianity is the most predominant and recognized religion in the world, making up 39% of the entire population globally. It is only logical to assume, at least in America, that a majority of Sukyo Mahikari members were once Christian or have at least heard of Christianity. Based on that it brings the question…where did we go wrong? How could we miss the signs? Did we not read our Bible’s? There were so many warnings about this; warnings from God…from Jesus…the Disciples…how did we miss it?

MATTHEW 24:23-28

23At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. 24For false Christ’s and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. 25See, I have told you ahead of time.

26"So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. 27For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

And there are many more. God warned us about people like Yoshikazu Okada. He told us that people would come and perform miracles, claiming that they were the savior, but we were not to believe them because our savior had already come. God told us that the enemy would attempt to turn us away from Jesus by sending these people; people who would seem so sincere…who could do miraculous things (like healing for example) to try and bait us away from Jesus. Kumite…we took the bait.

Satan has power over those who do not believe. People who have accepted Christ have authority over the devil, but those who haven’t or who struggle with doubt are fair game. Satan loves those kinds of people because they are impressionable; he can twist his lies anyway he wants and they are going to retain all of it, if not most of it.

It’s funny, I used to blame the Sukyo Mahikari higher ups for entrapping Kumite in their lies, I used to harbor so much hatred for Yoshikazu and Keishu because some of the most kind, sincere, altruistic people I know are stuck in Sukyo Mahikari, but now that I am more savvy as to how the devil works I can put blame where blame is due. I am by no means saying that the devil is a match for God…as my Pastor says there’s a great big God and a little bitty devil, but for those who have not put on the armor of Jesus Christ…they do not have the protection the rest of us have.

Some might ask, “How do you know that Sukyo Mahikari isn’t the way?” My rationalization is simple really…I am going to believe a religion that has been around since 30 A.D. as opposed to one that’s been around for 46 ½ years. I am going to believe in a savior, whose death was so important to our world that our dating system is based on the time of his death…B.C.-Before Christ and A.D.-After His death or Anno Domini, which is Latin for ‘In the year of our Lord’ depending on who you ask. I am going to believe in a savior who loved me so much that he died for my iniquities.
However, some members of Sukyo Mahikari do not believe that Jesus died on the cross. Instead they believe that he was buried in Japan when he passed away at the ripe old age of 106. They teach their followers that his brother died on the cross in his place so that Jesus could live on and continue to teach, get married, and have children. The enemy was smart here…he knew that in order for Christians to believe that Yoshikazu Okada was the savior and convert them to Sukyo Mahikari, he’d have to replace Jesus as the savior in the eyes and hearts of believers.

Sukyo Mahikari acknowledges Jesus as a prophet…well, if Jesus was a prophet…the way Sukyo Mahikari and so many other religions claim…it is common knowledge that a prophet cannot lie. Jesus said he was God in human form…not that he was a PART of God…not that he was LIKE God…but that he WAS God. Now…let’s examine the possibilities; either A, B, or C is true. A: Jesus was a liar and you should never follow a liar, B: He was a lunatic and you shouldn’t follow a crazy person, or C: He was who he said he was…which means he was the son of God, born of a virgin, never sinned, and died on the cross for our wickedness. Period. The end. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to Father except through me.” Not “no one gets to the father unless they take Kenshu, get an omitama, offer okiyome to erase their impurities, and worship Yoshikazu Okada.”

Kumite, former Christians, what were we thinking? It was so clear and yet we wondered off the path. But don’t lose hope, there’s some good new!
Okay picture this…you’re in jail because of the bad things you’ve done in your life. The judge tells you that you will be set free if you pay your fine. However, your fine is 7 billion dollar! There is no way you can pay it! You’re just about to despair when Jesus walks into the courtroom and pays your fine in full. You’re free to go, but what will you do with your new-found freedom? Commit the same sins and run up your fine again? Or honor the man who gave you your freedom? It’s your choice. Jesus is the bridge between us and is because he died on the cross that we can reach God and that our sins are forgiven if we repent.

Romans 10:9-10 9That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

I don’t want to get up in your face, or put the pressure on, or make you run away…I just want to show you the love that Jesus has shown me. The most important thing about me is that God loves me - not that I loved Him, but that He loved me and sent His son as an atoning sacrifice for my sins. I did NOTHING to deserve this, in fact, I deserve eternal condemnation, but by His great mercy He saved me. It's not about ME being right, it's about glorifying Him

Luke 15:1-7 1Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him. 2But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." 3Then Jesus told them this parable: 4"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' 7I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

God wants us all; regardless of what we’ve done. How crazy is that; God, Lord of the universe seeks us! He wants fellowship with us! No matter how many times we’ve screwed up he still waits for us.

LUKE 15:20-24

"But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 21"The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. 22"But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. 24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.

Forgiveness is always waiting. His arms are always open. God isn’t an angry father, waiting for us to return home so He can smite us…no, He is the father who is waiting for us, longing for us, who wants to pour His love and grace upon us when we’re ready to commit to Him. He has the best robes for our bodies, a ring for our finger, and sandals for our feet, he wants to throw us a feast…no matter what we’ve done. How awesome and praise worthy is that?

I leave you with this last verse…

Ephesians 2:8-9 8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God 9not by works, so that no one can boast.

We are not saved by our works. Stop sitting on your knees at dojo offering okiyome! You are saved by God’s grace; not by the amount of sins you erase while you’re at dojo. Sukyo Mahikari would have you believe you can save yourself, but it isn’t true! You can’t save yourself! Not by a pendant or any other means…it is all God’s grace.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Light Bearer

I was recently confronted with a question from a member of Sukyo Mahikari. It was an excellent question, but not one I was able to answer without consulting my Bible. I told her I would get back with her after I had consulted the scriptures, but after I finished researching I thought; Wow! This would be a great topic for a blog!

She asked me: If Sukyo Mahikari is incorrect and is in fact a false religion; how could I explain the miracles and healing that took place? Something that was not of God surely could not produce the positive results experienced by so many members. Had I not experienced something positive and mysterious as well while receiving true light?

It was a wonderful question and one I was willing to answer after a little prayer and Biblical research. In order to answer this question I had to do a little research on Lucifer; the fallen angel, more widely know as Satan or the Devil. Lucifer was an archangel, created before mankind. He lived in the Garden of Eden but later fell due to his own pride and foolish desire to replace God and “sit on His throne”.

The Bible talks extensively about him in Ezekiel and he is mentioned throughout the Bible multiple times. Seven books in the Old Testament and every writer in the New Testament refer to Satan. Of the 29 references in the New Testament, Jesus is speaking in 25 of them.....his schemes are exposed, and we can begin to understand them. Paul wrote that we should not let Satan take advantage of us by being ignorant of his devices. (II Corinthians 2:11)

The question was formed: Could Satan, Lord of Darkness, be a healer? Examination of this question would prove that the answer is ‘YES’. Here is why…

God created nothing evil; a perfect being could never create something that wasn’t basically good. However, He gave us free will; the option to choose whether we are going to glorify Him with our actions or glory in the sin the world has to offer. Why did He give us free will? Because He wanted us to love Him of our own accord; He didn’t want a planet full of mindless robots who parade around in worship because they have to, because they know nothing else. He wanted us to TRULY love him; with our whole hearts. He wanted us to come to Him. The world fell into sin when Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil; after the fall a wedge was formed between man and God and the only way we could get to God was by following the sacrificial law set forth in Leviticus.

Jesus was the last and final blood sacrifice; because He sacrificed Himself we can now get to God simply by accepting the free gift He gave us on the cross. If we accept His gift of salvation we go to Heaven. We are not saved by our works; not by sitting on our knees and offering okiyome, but by grace alone.

When man fell it was like a domino effect was triggered. Satan was now in his own version of paradise. He was free to tempt us and do everything in his power to obstruct us from going down the right path towards God. Satan caused illness; not God. Satan is the one who tries to injure us; not God. That’s not to say that God cannot use these negative experiences in our lives for good; He is always merciful to those who cry out to Him.

Generally, people travel to dojos to receive okiyome so that their toxins, injuries, and illnesses might be cured. Kumite exalt Okada; claiming that he has given them the secret to life. Okada however, was working hand and hand with Satan; whether he realized it or not. He violated the commandments and led hundreds of people away from God to suit his own greed and presented himself as the messiah. Satan is the source of disease; the sin he stirs brings about illness. Isn’t it reasonable to assume that the cause of the ailment can provide the cure to those who are following him, even if unknowingly? He wants you to believe that you have been cured; if he convinces you of that and you are out in the world preaching a false doctrine, leading multiple people away from Christ why wouldn’t he spare you your agony in order to reach a means?

Something I did notice while I was receiving okiyome was that I felt fine before I started receiving it, but once I had started, it was as though a feeling of lethargy came over me whenever I stopped receiving. It was almost as though I was addicted to the okiyome. Whenever I went long periods without receiving divine light I found that I would become more angry and more irritable; feeding the lie that I needed it to function and further proving in my mind that Okada’s teachings might be correct on some levels. The problems was I would feel relief for a while after I had received, but within a few days if I had not received I was like a raging bull or completely depressed. Of course, Kanbu attributed it all to attaching spirits who didn’t like the divine light and encouraged me to receive more. See how cleverly Satan’s plot is weaved? The more time spent at dojo, the more false doctrine shoved down my throat, the deeper my depression and indoctrination and the more encouragement that I needed even more okiyome from Kanbu.

The name Satan was given when he was an angel; Lucifer, means light bearer. One who bears light. Okiyome is also called divine light. You do the math.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Healing Prayer

Ecclesiastes tells us to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under Heaven…

Even a time to heal.

I ask all former members of Sukyo Mahikari and even current members of Sukyo Mahikari to read this prayer to yourself.

This is a prayer for you. A prayer for healing at this time.

May you be healed of your sickness.
May you be healed of your emotional wounds.
May you be healed of your sins.

And may the Lord make His face shine upon you and give you peace.

In the name of Jesus Christ…


Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Sorry for my lack of writing. I have been busy since my second child was born this last month. Her name is Ashlyn Paige and she was 16 inches long and 3lbs 3ounces when she was born…she was two months early so she is currently staying at the hospital, but the doctors think she will be ready to go home in September. I had to deliver her by C-section so if I have any other children in the future; which I doubt, as my diabetes is becoming a problem…I will have to deliver that child the same way. Anyways, enough about my last month or so.

When I heard this song, it reminded me of SM. I was curious to see if anyone else understood why. Read it and leave a comment. J


When I met him on the sidewalk
He was preaching to a mailbox
Down on 16th Ave.
And he told me he was Jesus
Sent from Jupiter to free us
With a bottle of Tequila and one shoe
He raged about repentance
He finished every sentence
With the promise that the end was close at hand
I didn’t even try to understand

He left me wide-eyed
In disbelief and disillusion
I was tongue-tied
Drawn by my conclusions
And so I turned and walked away
And laughed at what he has to say
And casually dismissed him as a fraud
I’d forgot he was created in the image of my God

When I met her at a bookstore
She was browsing on the third floor
For a yoga magazine
And she told me in her past life
She’d been some plantation slaves wife
She had to figure out what that might mean
She believes the healing powers of her crystals
Can bring balance and new purpose to her life
Sounds nice…

She left me wide-eyed
In disbelief and disillusion
I was tongue tied
Drawn by my conclusions
And so I turned and walked away
And laughed at what she had to say
And casually dismissed her as a fraud
I’d forgot she was created in the image of my God
Not so long ago
A man from Galilee
Fed thousands with his bread
And his theology
And the truth he spoke
Quickly became the joke
Of educated, self-inflated, Pharisees like me…

And they were wide-eyed
In disbelief and disillusion
They were tongue-tied
Drawn by their conclusions
Would I have turned and walked away?
And laughed at what he had to say?
And casually dismissed him as a fraud?
Unaware that I was staring at the image of my God…

One of the things I have been struggling with personally is my new found intolerance for any religion besides my own. I suppose SM made me a little more leery of any religion that is unfamiliar and foreign to me. I have been praying a lot and asking God to make me less judgmental, but it is difficult when you have been hurt so deeply by something like this. I put this song up because I was hoping to get some support from other people who are in the same boat as me. I hope I am not the only one.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Sukyo Mahikari: Why it CANNOT Coincide with Christianity

Sukyo Mahikari likes to use the fact that they can coincide with all religions as a marketing tool to gather members. This convenient tactic works initially because okiyome is universal (according to Sukyo Mahikari). It doesn’t matter what you believe, okiyome should always be the main focus. As long as you are focusing on cleansing your sonen and purifying your spiritual body, what you believe as far as doctrine goes is irrelevant. This is what all potential members of Sukyo Mahikari are told; and at first, it is true. However, Sukyo Mahikari does not stop there…it is presupposed that members will start believing the Sukyo Mahikari doctrine the more they attend ceremonies and okiyome sessions at dojo. Eventually, it becomes impossible to keep all of ones previous beliefs in tact. Sukyo Mahikari would have potential members believe otherwise, but below are a list of quotes from the Goseigen that go against the beliefs of other religions.

The Principle of Selecting God (Senshin No Gi)
Revelation @ 1:00AM on May 30, 1959

Quote 1: “There are various gods. There is (Su-No-Kami, Nonno-No-kami). There are His assistant gods, their vassal gods, and still vassal gods of these vassal gods. There are many kinds and levels. The physical bodies of holy gods, God’s children, are humans and all creatures begin to die, and it became necessary to create the astral realm.” 46(JP 79-80)

-In Christian theology one of the commandments (the set of universal rules that unite Christians) states that “Thou shall have no other Gods before me”. In Sukyo Mahikari they believe that although there is one supreme ruler, there are also several smaller Gods, this beliefs stems from Shintoism, which is the most populated religion in Japan. This is an immediate contradiction with Christian faith, as Christians are adamant that there is ONE God, not One ruling God governing a heaven filled with several demi-Gods assistant-Gods, and vassal-Gods. There is no mention of any other God’s in Biblical text, on the contrary there are several stories of communities being wiped out by God’s jealous wrath at them worshipping any God other than Himself.

Sukyo Mahikari might argue that they are not putting any God’s before the supreme ruler God, but that is not entirely true. Sukyo Mahikari holds Kotama Okada just as high as God. In fact, in some of the youth poetry that is written they are quoted as saying, “Su God and our Master are dancing, too. Holding hands and celebrating with me and with you!” This leads one to believe that Heaven is governed by both God and “Savior” Kotama Okada. Sukyo Mahikari

This causes one to draw the conclusion that in Sukyo Mahikari, the relationship between Kotama and God mirrors that of the Christian relationship of Jesus Christ and God. Some of you still might not see a problem with this, but now allow me to point out that Jesus Christ in Christian theology is God is human form, part of the holy trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost). See what I am getting at? Jesus was God in human form, God Himself, Kotama was not. Therefore, it is unacceptable for a Christian to regard SM doctrine as correct without contradicting beliefs.

Quote 2: “Men will become chaotic by using so-called religions which they have been selfishly taking advantage of. They will eventually bring about a world of Reversed Way and be reprimanded by great gods (Ohokami) and great buddhas (Ohobotoke).” 48 (JP 83-84)

-Again, here we see more references of other “great Gods” that will reprimand non-believers. However, despite that we see the first indication that religions that do not teach Sukyo Mahikari doctrine are “so-called” religions. Later, in Tertiary Kenshu, one learns Sukyo Mahikari’s version of events as far as the life of Jesus Christ is concerned. For those of you who do not know, this states that Jesus Christ was not crucified, but rather his twin brother took his place on the cross, and Jesus lived until the ripe old age of 106.

Why does SM teach this? Well, in order to truly convert Christians, they have to eliminate the idea that Jesus Christ is the Savior; in order to be truly indoctrinated in Sukyo Mahikari one must believe that Kotama Okada is the Savior. Recognizing that it is impossible to have more than one Savior, SM removes Jesus’ divine works, giving him a smaller role as a messenger God. Now, any true Christian knows that Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father, except through me.” This means that no one goes to heaven unless they accept Jesus into their hearts as the savior of their souls.

The Source of Happiness (Sachi No Moto)
Revelation @ 5:00AM on June 15, 1959

Quote 3: “However, I shall tell thee that god’s true mistake in the prayer and art to create and complete all creatures in the most ancient era was committed in the very beginning.” 54 (JP 93-94-95)

-Here is problem number three. Sukyo Mahikari would be so bold as to say that God makes mistakes! In Christianity one is taught that God is perfect in every possible aspect. Everything happens because He wills it and He does not make mistakes. Everything, the good and bad, happen because He wills it; because it is apart of the greater scheme of things. God is sovereign, everything happens for his good and our glory. And we know that in all things god works for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose. Romans

The Time to Eliminate the Spiritual Poisons (Dokki Shojo No yo)
Revelation @ 3:00AM on August 15, 1959

“It is the present intellectually poison man who has soiled and defiled the supreme and wondrous works of God’s Wisdom, filled it up with villainy and has neither realized the blunder, nor the necessity to apologize to the creator. Isn’t it correct that man has hardened its brain to the core with poisons and argues for the sake of arguing with whatever minute part of wisdom he still possesses? Man is counterfeiting everything and is proud of it; swaggered and self-conceited, insisting on his science, wisdom and freedom of his pursuit of knowledge. He has changed the divine science into a monstrous science, God’s knowledge into one that will self-destruct and true medical science which should be the sublime science into something completely different, far from the divine principle of perfect health (Ken).” 60 (JP 102-103-104)

-Here we see a blatant contradiction. In the last quote Sukyo Mahikari made the claim that God makes mistakes, however, here they try to push the idea that God’s knowledge is supreme to human knowledge. Which is it Mahikari? Is God perfect or not? It seems to me that Sukyo Mahikari tries to make God human at one point and then divine in another.

“Intellectual poison has polluted Hito (man), the child of God, from all directions, who at one time was a Godly man, and changed him into a clot of poison that has even penetrated his brain where it still remains.” 61 (JP 105)

-Here the Goseigen says that man was once Godly. In the Christian faith we are taught that no one is Godly, we are all God’s children, made in His image, but the Bible says that no one is perfect, which means that no one is like God or Godly.

“The seed people are of extreme importance to the creator in order to establish the next civilization. Unless man is purified, he cannot become seed. That is the reason why I allow them to eliminate their poisons.”

-Here is another bold quote by Sukyo Mahikari. Here, they insinuate that God needs us! Us! Mere mortals! No, Sukyo Mahikari, not so. This also does not gel with Christianity. Any Christian knows that God does not need us, He wants us, but that is a different story. Sukyo Mahikari tends to give God less power than He has. What they do not realize is that if God wanted to create a new civilization, He could do it and He could do it with the snap of a finger without the help of Kumite. I think many people fall into believing Sukyo Mahikari because it makes them feel as thought they have a purpose; the purpose to purify and prepare people for the next civilization. Christians believe that the only reason we have free will is so we can find our way to God so He can earn our love. God could have easily made us all God-fearing/loving mindless drones whose only purpose is to worship Him day in and day out, but He didn’t, because when we come to Him and choose to love Him, it is more rewarding for Him. That is our only job on earth, to love God.

“However, modern man has gone too far. It is because of human greediness. It has tempted man to use medicine as a means to make money and has also tempted him to consume it.”

-Christians are firm believers that God gave us the ability to make medicine because He wants us to use it. Here is a similar analogy: Christians believe that sex is a wonderful thing, however, only within the sanctity of marriage…the same goes for medicine. God gave us the knowledge to create it in order to heal us, but when we start crossing the boundaries and venturing to cloning and trying to be Gods ourselves, that is when we have overstepped the line. As for man using medicine for money, yes some us it for greed, but as long as other are still benefiting from its positives, it is a necessary evil.

“There are some who are kin to God. Some who are endowed with a soul and a art that are necessary for the next civilization. Some souls are obedient enough to immediately reform themselves. Thou shall eliminate their spiritual poison with the “afterfire of God’s Love,” although thou cannot do it alone. I let the holy spirit of true light hole communion with thee so that thou can eliminate their poisons and teach mankind the Art of Spiritual Purification. This is one of the missions of the Holy Spirit of Yo. Thus men can be free from spiritual, mental, and physical poisons and ripen to be pure seed-man. This is the first step in becoming a true child of God, who can be developed further to become divine. Should the present condition continue, the world of Yotsu-a shall come. If thou can understands the truth of the World of Yotsu-a, thou can fulfill the mission of a true herald of God.”

-Here we start to see the pompous side of Kumite. The Goseigen talks about how Kumite are purer than the rest of the world and how their mission is above all others. The Bible says, “There is no one righteous; not even one. There is no one who seeks, no one who understands.” This verse plainly states that no one is good, no one is better than anyone else, we are all sinners of an equal degree.

“You are essentially God’s children. You have “godhood.” Therefore, humans shall eventually become ones who are able to do what is done by God sometime in the future.”

-Here Sukyo Mahikari again shows its pompous side by saying that eventually man will become like God and be able to do things that God can do. However, to most Christians this would be considered blasphemy. If we become Gods ourselves, then what purpose would God serve? If we could do what God does, then what separate God from us? Nothing.

“Thou shall become a “child of light” and foster holy servants who can give light. It is thy meritorious feat. It is the source for salvation of people. It is time to extend the palm of your hand without hesitation.”

-Salvation is through Christ alone. The Goseigen states by extending the palm on can achieve salvation. Christians believe you are saved by your love of God alone. Your love of God and Jesus Christ is the only thing that will save you in the end. Your works mean nothing. The Bible says, “If I speak in tongues of angels, but have not love, I’m only a resounding noise. If I have the gift of knowledge, and if my faith moves mountains high, but have not love, I am nothing.” Christians believe this 100%. You could be the kindest person in the world, but without a relationship with God you will NOT be saved. Why would a creator permit you to come and be with Him, if you have not served Him faithfully? If you have not repented and given Him your love?

“There is distortion in all Shintoism, Buddhism, and Christianity. Here also exists one of the causes of another quake in this world and the chaos of the world. Thou shall correct them to the best of thy ability.”

-Again more talk of other religions being wrong.

“Although the end of the world is approaching, those who are serving with sincerity shall be forgiven.”

-More talk of works being the source of salvation; AKA the more you pay the more you gain.