About World Messianic Church

The World Messianic Church was established in Japan in 1935 by Mokitchi Okada, Meishu-Sama (Lord of Light). At present it is found in more than 90 countries. Find out more about our Church by reading the Founder’s Teachings:

What is the World Messianic Church

Its mission is to create and disseminate a spiritual culture in interaction with the development of material culture, with the aim of the advent of Earthly Paradise. There is no doubt that Earthly Paradise is an expression that refers to the ideal world, where there is no disease, poverty and conflict. The World of Miroku, announced by Sakyamuni, the arrival of the Kingdom of Heaven, prophesied by Jesus Christ, the World of Serenity and Peace, proclaimed by Nichiren [1], and the Pedestal of Nectar, idealized by the Tenrikyo Church, have the same meaning of the Earthly Paradise that we proclaim. However, the difference is the question of time, which was not announced by any of the founders. Through spiritual Enlightenment, I intuit that this time is very close. And what does that mean? That the moment of the Destruction of Buddha’s Law, predicted by Buddha, and the End of the World or Last Judgment, prophesied by Jesus Christ, is imminent. It would be a joy if Earthly Paradise could be established without anything needing to be changed. However, since it is a matter of building a new, ideal world, it is essential that the old world be accounted for. It is like building a new house, when it is necessary to demolish the old house and clean the land. Of course, there will be many useful things from the old house that will be spared. Evidently, this selection will be made by God. Therefore, for the human being to be preserved, it is necessary that he becomes useful for the new world. That way, you can easily get past the big phase of change, and that means passing the divine exam. Next, I will explain about faith as the only way to do so. The qualifications to overcome this phase of great transition in the world are: 1) to be healthy, free of diseases; 2) to be free from the sufferings of poverty; 3) love peace and be averse to conflict. That is, to be a person capable of living in a world free from disease, poverty and conflict. God will not only safeguard those who have these three great qualifications, but He will also use them as qualified people for the world to come. Certainly, I believe that there is no disagreement between the designs of God and the ideals of the human being. Is there, then, a way to obtain these three qualifications? Our religion strives to teach and lead people to acquire such qualifications as well as to impart God’s blessings to them.

Meishu-Sama, on September 5, 1948

To more easily understand what our religion is, I will compare it to a department store. This comparison is not the most appropriate for a religion, but I consider it to be best suited to the nature of our work. Here are the reasons: I always say that Christianity, Shinto [1], Buddhism, Confucianism [2], philosophy, science, art, in short, all fields of knowledge, are present in our religion. We pay special attention to disease and health, which are in the field of science, as well as agriculture, the arts and other areas with a different focus. As its name [3] expresses well, our religion aims to undertake the great work of salvation and, therefore, it must save everything and everyone. To do this, it is necessary to point out the flaws in the sectors related to the life of the human being, indicating the highest direction. Indeed, the progress of contemporary culture is incredible. However, the number of failures presented by it is equally unbelievable. Once the superficial ones are visible, society itself can see them; however, the deep ones are more difficult to perceive and, for this reason, can only be corrected if unveiled by the Light of God. For this reason, we are dissecting and showing the reality of all sectors of the current culture and planning to establish a better world. Only in this way can we hope for the advent of an era of paradisiacal culture. Here, in a nutshell, the sense of religion “Department Store”.

Meishu-Sama, on March 28, 1951

[1] Shinto: Japanese religion based on rites and myths that explain the origin of the world, Japan and the imperial family. Its origin is confused with that of the Japanese people. [2] Confucianism: religious and socio-political ideology created by Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC) in China. [3] The name of our religion in Japanese is Sekai Kyussei Kyo, which literally means “Church Saving the World”.