It says that Second Coming of Christ or Advent of the Messiah. It doesn’t mean that Christ or Messiah with a body descends from heaven. It does that a special divine spirit descends from heaven and dwells a chosen human body. It also says that Miroku appears in this world, which means that the soul of Miroku is born in the lower class. In Buddhism, Taizo Miroku describes that there is a period when Miroku is in the womb. To tell the truth, Miroku was already born. Therefore, the world of Buddhism enters the decline time. It is because the Miroku Appearance Sutra says that Miroku is born when Butsumetsu comes or Buddhism perishes.
I met a famous pastor more than thirty years ago. He told me a very strange theory. That is the Bible says that all people in the world die when the end of the world comes. However, people are actually in a state of apparent death. When Christ descends with a body from heaven after one thousand years, they are resurrected by Christ. This is outrageous and I cannot believe it. It is caused by the literal translation of the Bible. (1948)
“Gospel of Heaven” written and spoken by Meshiya-sama in 1935~1954
Translated by N.H.