Tenrikyo / Heaven's Truth Church / 天理教

In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), it is stated that since the creation of mankind, God had been a spectator. There is a date in history that God began to help mankind. This important date is January 26, 1887. This is the day that Oyasama, the parent of all mankind passed away. What makes her physical absence so important in God’s plan to help mankind?

Oyasama, the soul of the first parent of mankind was said to have a lifespan of 115 years guaranteed by God. She communicated through God the teaching of the Heaven’s Truth Religion (Tenrikyo). But unexpectedly to her followers, she becomes ill. Through a mediator, God is asked what needs to be done to save Oyasama. God asks, “ Should I open the portal to level the ground or close the portal to level the ground?” The followers reply to open the portal to level the…

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