In many religions, there is a prediction of a final action of God resulting in the salvation of the believers, and the annihilation of nonbelievers. Some may call this Armageddon. In the Heaven’s Truth Religion (Tenrikyo), God promises that all mankind will be purified from the innermost hearts. This is the elimination of greed, arrogance, and self love from our minds. When this happens, it is said the heavens will open up, and that all mankind will be able to live joyously forever.
Both scenarios appear unlikely. The biblical scholars have been predicting the end of the earth ever since the ancient books were written. If these predictions were to come true, many people will not be saved. The elimination of evil from the minds of mankind appears to be occurring at a snail’s pace. The promised time that God guarantees has not come yet. In both scenarios, it would be prudent for us to eliminate evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) and sin.
But how do we eliminate evil or sin that is rampant in the world? What religion or religions will bring forth a solution to make all mankind good? We believe that the answer is in the Tip of the Writing Brush (Ofudesaki).