Thursday, September 28, 2006

Baptism of Fire

I spoke with a member of Sukyo Mahikari recently and we began to chat about the Baptism of Fire and why it did not come in the year 2000 as scheduled. I was prepared for an array of reasons as to why and was not shocked when this person replied, “The Baptism was delayed because we have been so sonao in our efforts to spread Mahikari far and wide. We have been putting more and more effort into erasing our sins and impurities through true light and helping non-believers find God through the teachings of Sukuinushisama. Due to the constant efforts of Oshienushisama and Odairisama God has decided to spare us from the Baptism until the year December 21st, 2012.”

So there you have it folks; due to the efforts of Sukyo Mahikari members worldwide, in edition to the constant pleading Oshienushisama and Odairisama have been doing with God, we can now sleep easy until the end of the world six years from now. It never ceases to amaze me how conceited some SM members are. Do they really think that because they packed their emergency kits and sat in the dojo praying while the rest of us were watching the New York count down to the year 2000 that God spared us?

The Bible says that when the Lord comes it will be like a ‘thief in the night’ like a ‘lightning fast hurricane’.
1 Thessalonians 5
1. Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2. for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3. While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

No one will expect it and no one will be able to predict it. It could happen at any moment; at this moment. No one will know. Not you, me, or Keishu Okada. Why would God give us a deadline so that the sinners could continue to live in sin and then repent at the last possible moment? That would be moronic. The only thing we know is that it will be a seemingly peaceful time, without war, when we would least expect it. The verse continue to say

4. But you, brothers (referring to Christians not Sukyo Mahikari members), are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5. You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.

I did a little research about the year 2012 and found it was the year the ancient Mayan’s predicted the world would end; their calendar ends on December 21st, 2006. The Mayan’s were very sophisticated mathematically back in their time, but there is no evidence to support that the world is going to end six years from now.

It looks as though Keishu needed to set a date, due to the fact that she is supposedly more connected to God than the rest of us and is therefore all knowing, and the only date she could come up with was the day the Mayan calendar ended. I wonder what year the world will end when this prediction falls through.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ash,
Have you read the book'Discover Atlantis' by Diana Cooper? She says the following on page220"2012 is a prohesied period of great change. The Aztec and the Mayan calendars stopped at this time for their wise ones could not see beyond that date.which was considered a time of the unknown. According to the Hindus, that year marks the pause between the in-breath and the out-breath of Brahma, when time stands still for a moment allowing extraordinary things to happen. As we draw closer, it is essential that we prepare ourselves to receive the new energy that will be available at the time"

8:01 AM  
Blogger Asher Kennedy said...

Jeremiah 27:9-10

9 So do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your interpreters of dreams, your mediums or your sorcerers who tell you, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon.' 10 They prophesy lies to you that will only serve to remove you far from your lands; I will banish you and you will perish.

You cannot put your faith in the 'wise ones' the Aztec's and Mayan's followed.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous dexter said...

December 21st, 2012 A.D is actually the end date of the 13-baktun cycle of the Mayan Long Count

The story of Brahma is likely to be untrue and simply cooked. For more details refer

Reading scholarly articles can dispel many myths, and make one responsible enough to understand mythologies as "good stories" and not to take them literally!.

2:20 AM  
Blogger ohboyatoytruck said...

I have never heard a specific year mentioned in relation to the start of the Baptism of Fire but the Kobe earthquake marks the beginning of the serious upheavals we can expect in the future. A lot of other things said in this blog about Mahikari are distortions of the truth. For instance Mahikari members do not just give each other light in the dojo, they do a lot of community work. After the Kobe earthquake Mahikari members were very active in helping survivors of the devastation. Notably, the Mahikari dojo in Kobe was unaffected by the quake. I find it hurtful and offensive that you say that Mahikari members believe that charity is wrong or unnecessary. What is true is the idea that we are responsible for our suffering, a concept that is shared by a number of spiritual traditions as well as some branches of modern psychotherapy. Please bear in mind that members often distort the teachings because of a lack of understanding or misinterpretation of what they are told. It is not tue for instance that mahikari preaches that Jesus died in Japan. There are ancient Japanese documents which say that Jesus and Moses were buried in Japan and the local people of Hera in Aomori prefecture believe that Jesus's grave is there. Mahikari is not an anti-Jewish organisation but the idea that karma is just does not make exceptions. There have been all kinds of atrocities (eg 9/11 in recent times) but the idea is not to say that people deserve their fate but to feel compassion for the suffering of all people and apologise to God for our part in the negative karma of the planet. We are all in this together. Mahikari is a practice of humility and service, not arrogance and judgement. God bless.

5:36 PM  
Blogger celio said...

Penso che un po di piu amore possa aaiutare il mondo, l'orgoglio e la presunzione, la prepotenza e l'arroganza, il vizio e l'incessante desiderio di potenza saranno il neo della purezza e dell'essenza della vita.
La semplicita' della vita e' stata compromessa dall'effimero e dal desiderio del dominio universale e non mi stupirebbe se un semlice bottone potra' spegnere la meravigliosa immagine della vita e dell'uomo.
La speranza e' la sopravvivenza e una carezza x l'umanita'e' un dovere per i nostri figli.
Il bene vince sul male ma la sofferenza lascia delle tracce molto profonde ad insegnare la vita ed il rispetto nel prossimo.
Celio san

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am from Jewish heritage, and have never in my years in Sukyo Mahikari encountered anything that has bothered me. What are your references for the Anti-Semetic hoo ha? I'd like to check them out. Thanks.

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11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A BIG hurrah for Ohboyatoytruck and for those who spoke positively about Sukyo Mahikari. The distortions in this blog are amazing!

I have been a practicing member for 32 years and believe that the opportunity to give Light, to practice the universal principles and to serve God in this way at this time in His Divine Plan has been the most wonderful, amazing and mysterious good fortune of my life. Please check it out for yourself and don't believe someone who is so negative with your own experience.

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Asher,

I need help. My family is threatened by Sukyo Mahikari.

Is there a way to contact you privately? Could you provide your email address through this blog? (so that I am sure it is you and not a member of the organisation).

Thank you.

3:21 AM  

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