Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven

     

This universe is the body of God.

Ponder this in all matters.


XV: 53 - 56

Ponder over this Service, whoever you are.

If you dare to stop it, you life will be stopped.

In worldly common terms this would be a death threat. In the context of a Model of Parental Love it is a serious rebuke. 

Is is the same as the way I began this world.

I began human beings that never existed.

So, God the Parent has tested many methods of service to the truth and has over a forty-three year period created a working model path of single-hearted salvation. Once again starting something that never existed, once again working without any prior model. Once again creating something truly remarkable out of things that did not previously exit. 

If only this is begun,

I shall assure you any salvation whatever.

God's intention is certain, the means to realize it is at hand, the methods have been tested, now if only we children can be enticed to walk the path and perform the Service. . 

You must clearly understand this matter.

If it is stopped, I shall withdraw at once.

Unless we begin and complete the service, the truth of origin, our true Parent will remain unknown to us and misunderstood by us. The consequences of remaining in that condition are not promising.